Applications are now open for the 2025 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program.

The Bellagio Center Residency Program has a track record for solving some of the world’s most complex challenges. For more than 60 years, the Bellagio Center has been a backdrop for history as academics, artists, and practitioners from around the world have gathered to unlock their creativity and advance groundbreaking work.

Residents Are:

  • Leaders with significant achievement and recognition in their field
  • Forward-looking, with a history of advancing breakthrough ideas or actions that have had tremendous impact
  • Committed to The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission to “make opportunity universal and sustainable”
  • Curious and collaborative —open to giving and receiving feedback from a diverse group of fellow residents
  • Excited to remain active in the Bellagio Network after the residency


Program Offers:

  • Up to four weeks at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Lake Como, Italy
  • Room and board with a private studio for working
  • A shared community of up to 15 scholars, artists and practitioners from around the world
  • Travel funding is available when there is financial need
  • Future participation in an international network of Bellagio Center alumni, united in the shared purpose of creating a better world


Addressing Climate Change Residency 

Under this theme, we will support leading thinkers and organizations working on solutions addressing climate change through the lens of energy systems, health systems, food systems, policy and financial systems.

Building Vibrant, Connected, and Resilient Societies Residency 

Humans thrive when we recognize that all of our futures are inherently intertwined. This theme focuses on how to address the core challenges to building vibrant, connected, and resilient societies.

General Open Call Residency 

The General Open Call is for practitioners, academics, and artists working in any discipline or area of study. Projects can be based on any topic but must demonstrate clear social impact and charitable purpose.

Method of Application

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Application Deadline: April 25, 2024.