The Bogliasco Foundation

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Bogliasco Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit that supports the Arts and Humanities by providing residential Fellowships at its study center in Italy’s most vibrant, historic crossroads, where gifted artists and scholars of all cultures come together to connect, create and disseminate significant new work.

For Bogliasco Fellows, the time and space to create in complete freedom, combined with the thought-provoking company of varied colleagues in an unforgettable setting, results in astounding productivity, novel approaches and often-unexpected collaborations.

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Brief description of residency program

Located in the fishing village of Bogliasco near Genoa, in a region of extraordinary beauty whose landscape has stimulated creative expression for centuries, the Bogliasco Foundation offers one-month residencies to individuals who can demonstrate notable achievement in the Arts and Humanities: those disciplines that seek to understand our place in the world, shaping and defining what it means to be human.

Taking inspiration from the ancient port of Genoa, which has brought global travelers together throughout the ages, the Foundation strives to foster productive exchange by composing intimate groups of 8-10 residents who represent a diversity of discipline, age, and nationality. In conversing over shared daily meals, artists and scholars learn to communicate with each other in new ways, challenging one another to think beyond the usual boundaries of culture and perspective.

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted artists and scholars without regard to nationality, age, race, gender, or religion, working on projects of any subject area in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, Visual Arts.

To be eligible for a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to persons whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multi-lingual community of scholars and artists.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: January 15th for residencies during the subsequent fall semester, and April 15th for residences during the subsequent spring semester.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Classics, History, Philosophy
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

The Bogliasco Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Partners

Spouses/partners are charged a daily fee of $25 to help defray the cost of meals and housing.

Grants available

Through the support of generous donors and partner organizations who share our commitment to the arts and humanities, the Bogliasco Foundation is pleased to offer Special Fellowship awards, some of which provide travel support and/or stipends to recipients. Special Fellowships may be designated for persons working in a particular discipline or reserved for individuals coming from certain countries or geographic areas. In some cases, partner organizations may nominate specific candidates for Special Fellowship awards. Recipients of Special Fellowship awards are determined by the Bogliasco Foundation and/or our partner organizations, and recipients are notified each year by August 1. Bogliasco Fellows may not apply for Special Fellowships. When awards are determined, all Fellows are automatically considered, and recipients are chosen based on the eligibility requirements of each award. For more information about Special Fellowships, please visit

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


OtherTwo villas on the Mediterranean coast in the village of Bogliasco, Italy

  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Musical Instruments
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

How to reach

Nearest airport

Cristophoro Columbo, Genoa

Contact information

The Bogliasco Foundation
1 East 53rd Street, 8th Floor
10022 New York
United States of America

Phone: 212 486-0874

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