Artisti & Studiosi Ospiti

Color photograph of an empty studio space at the American Academy in Rome, with a red tiled floor, white walls, a huge window, a desk, lamp, various chairs, loveseat, work table, and an open door
A studio space in the McKim, Mead & White Building at the American Academy in Rome


The application portal for the Visiting Artists and Scholars Program winter 2022 session (January through April) is now closed. Please note that you need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this program.

Per Partecipare

This program provides artists and scholars of all nationalities the opportunity to experience the intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation that characterizes Academy life.

Through the program, Visiting Artists and Scholars can rent living and working space at the Academy—joining our vibrant community of Rome Prize winners, Italian Fellows, invited Residents, and global Affiliated Fellows. People 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 to attend the Academy’s public events. Participants are welcome to take their lunch and dinner Monday through Friday in the Academy dining room at an additional cost. These meals are prepared and served by the Academy’s Rome Sustainable Food Project.


The application deadline for the winter 2022 session is November 17, 2021. Applications are reviewed in Rome by a committee led by the Academy Director. You will be notified within one month. The application form can be found on the portal (now closed).

Sistemazioni & Costi

Visiting Artists and Scholars are accommodated in various buildings on the Academy’s eleven-acre property located on top of the Janiculum Hill. Minimum stay is four weeks (twenty-five nights, with arrival on Monday and departure on Friday). Possible arrival dates are January 3, January 31, February 28, March 28, and April 26.

2021–22 Rates (valid through April 2022)

Single room with bath: furnished with a single bed, bedside tables, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, and a wardrobe. Cost: €650 per week.

Double room with bath: furnished with a queen-sized bed, bedside tables, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, and a wardrobe. Cost: €800 per week.

Study/bedroom with bath: furnished with a sofa bed, armchair, desk, chair, lamps, wardrobe, and a sink. A shared bathroom is directly across the hall. Cost: €500 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. Rates vary depending on size and location. One-bedroom apartments range from €900 to €1,000 per week. Two- and three-bedroom apartments range from €1,000 to €1,500 per week. On occasion, apartments located on the grounds of the Villa Aurelia are also available (rates are available upon request).

Studio/suite: This includes 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, lamps, a walk-in closet, and a private bath. The studio area also includes basic kitchen facilities. See description of studio features below. Cost: €1,000 per week.

Studios: Located in the McKim, Mead & White Building, the studios are approximately four hundred square feet, with twenty-foot ceilings. Most face north and are filled with 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: €450 per week.