Support - Corporate - Francesco Zorzi
MACULA, a site-specific installation at AAR by Francesco Zorzi, 2019 Tiffany & Co. Italian Fellow in Design (photograph by Giorgio Benni)


The Academy presents a full schedule of public events each year in Rome, including concerts, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, and readings. These events attract an international audience as well as attention in the Italian and American press. The Academy also organizes special presentations at various venues in the United States.

For information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please contact Marilyn Hernández, Vice President for Development, at 212-751-7200, ext. 350, or m.hernandez [at]

Corporate Sponsorship

The American Academy in Rome offers a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities for businesses interested in sustaining and promoting programs in the arts and humanities. Sponsorship opportunities at the Academy include public events, conferences, concerts, and exhibitions that take place each year in the United States and Rome. They may also include scholarly resources (such as library, photographic, and archaeological collections), fellowships, and special initiatives.

AAR is grateful to its corporate sponsors for their support of the Italian Fellowships:

  • Enel Foundation Italian Fellow in Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture
  • Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT Italian Fellow in Visual Arts
  • Tiffany & Co. Italian Fellow in Design

To discuss corporate sponsorship of our Fellowships, exhibitions, or programs, please contact Marilyn Hernández, Vice President for Development, at 212-751-7200, ext. 350, or m.hernandez [at]

McKim Medal Gala

Next year’s McKim Medal Gala, to be held at the magnificent Villa Aurelia on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, will honor two individuals whose work internationally—most particularly in Italy and in the United States—exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture.

Corporate supporters are key to the success of the McKim Medal Gala and enjoy many benefits, including invitations to exclusive events and special rates for corporate functions at Villa Aurelia.

Each year, the McKim Medal Gala raises funds to enable talented Italian artists and scholars to join the Academy community as Italian Fellows. Since the first gala in 2005, more than seventy Italian Fellowships have been awarded.

For more information about corporate membership and the McKim Medal Gala, please contact Inga Clausing, AAR development officer, at inga.clausing [at]