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Information & Application

The Visiting Artists and Scholars (VAVS) Program provides artists and scholars of all nationalities the opportunity to experience the intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation that characterizes life at the American Academy in Rome. Through the program, VAVS can rent living and working space at the Academy—joining our vibrant community of Rome Prize winners, Italian Fellows, Residents (notable artists and scholars invited by the Director), and our global Affiliated Fellows. Artists and scholars in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:


Arts

Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, and Visual Arts.

Humanities

Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies.

As members of the community, Visiting Artists and Scholars are granted access to the Academy’s noted resources, including the Library, the Photographic Archive, and the Norton Van Buren Study Collection. You are invited to participate in our regular Walks and Talks program, subject to space availability, and are also invited to attend the Academy’s public events. VAVS are welcome to take their lunch and dinners meals in the Academy dining room, at an additional cost. These meals are prepared and served family style by the Academy’s famed Rome Sustainable Food Program.

Application Schedule

Applications are accepted year round (online only), and are reviewed in Rome by a committee, led by the Academy Director. The application deadlines for specific stay periods are:

  • January 31: May through July
  • May 31: mid-September through late December
  • September 30: January through April

The Academy is closed from early August to mid-September, during which time VAVS is suspended.

Please review and download the VAVS Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for all information noted above and more, including Entry Visa requirements and services which are and are not provided by the Academy.

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Accommodation & Rates

2017–18 Rates (valid through July 2018)

Visiting Artists and Scholars are accommodated in various buildings on the Academy’s eleven-acre property, located on top of the Janiculum Hill.  


Single Rooms with Bath: Furnished with a single bed, bedside table, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, and a wardrobe. Cost: €600 per week.

Double Rooms with Bath: Furnished with a queen-sized bed, bedside tables, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, and a wardrobe. Cost: €700 per week.

Study/Bedrooms with bath Furnished with a sofa bed, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, wardrobe, and a sink. A shared bathroom is directly across the hall. Cost: €450 per week.

Apartments: One-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments are available. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens and come furnished with all essential furniture and items. The rate varies, depending on size and location. One-bedroom apartments range from €740 to €865 per week. Two- and three-bedroom apartments range from €840 to €940 per week. On occasion, apartments located on the grounds of the Villa Aurelia are also available (rates are available upon request).

Studio/Suites: These include a sleeping loft integrated within a studio space. The loft is a separate unit, with two small operable skylights, which is enclosed by a wall and windows that look out onto the studio. The sleeping loft contains a queen-sized bed, bedside tables, armchair, desk, chair, and lamps. There is a walk-in closet and a private bath. Read a description of the studios below. Cost: €850 per week.

Studios: Located in the McKim, Mead & White building, the studios are approximately 400 square feet, with 20-foot ceilings. Most face north and are filled with beautiful natural light. Studios are equipped with essentials: work/drafting tables and chairs, easels, desk, sofa beds, and a sink. No power tools are available. The walls are outfitted with fiber wall boards for pinning-up work. Occasionally, smaller studios, although limited in number, are available outside the main building and have limited natural light. All studios are intended for work purposes only—they are not suitable for residential use. Cost: €300 per week.

Please review and download the VAVS Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for all information noted above and more, including Entry Visa requirements and services that are and are not provided by the Academy.

Please note, the Academy is closed from early August to mid- September, during which time the Visiting Artists and Scholars Program is suspended.

FAQ

Please download and review the VAVS Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for all information noted above and more, including Entry Visa requirements and services that are and are not provided by the Academy.