Bogliasco Foundation: Grants for Visual Arts

OVERVIEW: The Bogliasco Foundation, near Genoa, provides short residencies to scholars and creative artists from all over the world.

IP TAKE: While the foundation does not discriminate based on nationality, religion, gender, or age, it does make an attempt to create diverse residence groups, so applicants should not dismiss demographic questions.

PROFILE: Created in 1991, Bogliasco Foundation is located in the small village of Bogliasco near Genoa, Italy. It was founded to honor the memory of Dr. Leo Biaggi de Blasys, and “to help cultivate new ideas, creative expression and global community.” The fellowships support “gifted artists and scholars without regard to nationality, age, gender, or religion.”

Fellows spend one month at the Bogliasco Study Center located outside Genoa, Italy. The center hosts up to 60 fellows each year. The month-long residency includes living room and full board, and a private work space.

Bogliasco Fellowships support projects in archeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and the visual arts. Applicants’ projects may be either creative or scholarly. The Study Center accepts applications in English, French Italian, and Spanish; however, fellows must be able to speak conversational English. View current fellows here.

The fellowship is not open to students enrolled in a degree-seeking program. To apply, applicants must complete the online form, submit three letters of recommendation, their CV, a one-page description of the project, and three samples of work that has been published, performed, or exhibited. Applicants should look over the application guidelines before applying. Contact with questions about applying to the program.


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