Oportunidade de residência em Bellagio|Bellagio Residency Opportunity

A Rockefeller Foundation mantém na cidade de Bellagio no Norte da Itália, um programa de alto nível para artistas e acadêmicos, aberto para candidaturas de todas partes do mundo, que podem passar alguns meses lá trabalhando em seus projetos. As pessoas interessadas podem se candiatar pela Internet, até 11 de Fevereiro, conforme instruções abaixo.  O programa é muito competitivo,  para candidatos com fortes currículos e projetos. Informações adicionais podem ser solicitadas a Alex Rowe, coordenador do projeto. The Rockefeller Foundation has a center in Northern Italy where high-level academics and artists spend time to work on major projects.  It is an online application that is now open with a deadline of February 11 for residencies between May and November 2009. .  The application process is very competitive and only people with strong resumes and experience should apply, but I am happy to answer any questions from your contacts.

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

For nearly fifty years, the Rockefeller Foundation has hosted scholars, creative artists, and practitioners at Bellagio for concentrated work on major projects.  Talented professionals use time at Bellagio to advance work that has impact across disciplines, while interacting daily with an active and diverse intellectual community.  Artists and scholars stay for one month of work at Bellagio, away from their usual daily demands, and flexible schedules are available for practitioners working at non-profit or NGO organizations.

Residents at the Bellagio Center from 2007-2009 represent a diverse group of more than 20 countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States, and Togo.  The various disciplines under which an applicant may apply include the following:

Creative Artists: Composer, Novelist, Playwright, Poet, Video / Filmmaker, Visual Artist

Scholars: Ancient Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Film & Media Studies, History, Law & Policy,

Literary Studies, Music, Theatre & Dance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sciences, Sociology, Visual Studies

Applicants from outside the United States and Western Europe are especially encouraged to apply, as are individuals working on projects aligned with the Foundation’s objective to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people.  The Bellagio residency provides room/board and high-speed internet access to all residents free of charge.  Please note that financial assistance can be made available to successful applicants whose limited means might otherwise prevent them from accepting a residency.

The selection process for Bellagio is very competitive, and will ultimately favor professionals with significant experience and strong project proposals.  The Bellagio opportunity is not a grant, but rather a time to interact with a professional community while working toward tangible personal achievement.

The deadline for applications to the Summer and Fall 2009 residency period is February 11, 2009.  Residencies are available from May to November 2009.  To learn more about Bellagio, peruse accepted projects, and review a list of requisite application materials, please visit its site.   We cannot guarantee that you will receive an invitation to Bellagio if you apply, but the Institute of International Education Bellagio Office is more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have as you navigate the application process. They can be reached at bellagio_res@iie.org or +1 (212) 984-5537.

The Bellagio Center also hosts several conferences each year, and applications are open on a rolling basis.  Conferences must align with the Foundation’s mission to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people and to help ensure that globalization’s benefits are shared more widely.  Please visit the Bellagio website to learn more.

We believe in the power and results of investing in and unleashing human capacity.  The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center brings together people of diverse expertise and cultures in a neutral, inspiring and thought-provoking environment to promote international understanding that allows innovation and creativity to flourish.

Author: Simon

Simon Schwartman é sociólogo, falso mineiro e brasileiro. Vive no Rio de Janeiro

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