Rome Prize Competition
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded by the American Academy in Rome to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives.
The Prize grants a 6-month ($ 14000) or a 11-month scholarship ($ 26000).
Applications are accepted from artists and scholars from a wide range of different disciplines, including Architecture, Design and Visual Arts, but they must be United States citizens at the time of the application. Eleven-month and six-month Rome Prize fellowships are available in architecture and landscape architecture while only six month fellowships are available in other design fields. As for Visual Arts applicants, you will need to demonstrate at least three years of professional commitment and to be currently be engaged in studio work if you would like to be granted an eleven-month fellowships.
The deadline for applications is 1 November 2014.
The jurors’ primary criterion is excellence. Jurors consider the quality of the applicant’s submission and select candidates who are outstanding in their respective fields, and at a point where the Rome Prize is likely to be crucial to their future growth and development. All other factors being equal, preference will be given to those applicants who have not had extensive prior experience living, studying, and/or working in Rome.
In order to facilitate cross-disciplinary work and the dissemination of scholarly and artistic production during a fellow’s residency, project funding will also be available to Rome Prize Winners. Projects will be considered that involve collaborative work between Academy Fellows, members of other national Academies, and/or cultural and academic institutions in Rome. This work should take place during the Fellowship year and may take the form of publications, symposia, exhibitions, site-specific projects or any project with a public component. A limited number of projects will be funded in amounts of up to $5,000 each.
The Architecture/Design/Landscape Architecture category include the following disciplines:
Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Exhibition, Set, Costume, and Fashion Design, Urban Design, City Planning, Engineering, and other design related fields.**Included in Landscape Architecture: Environmental Design and Planning, Landscape/Ecological Urbanism, Landscape History, Sustainability and Ecological Studies, and Geography.
The Visual Arts category include:
Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, Film/Video, Installation, New Media, Digital Arts, and other Visual Arts related fields.
Watch a video where four fellows describe their Rome Prizee experience at the American Academy in Rome from 2012-13: