Italian Fellow - Rome Prize Winner

24.04.2023 > 24.04.2023

Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships
American Academy, Rome

The American Academy in Rome announced the winners of the 2023–24 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year, the Rome Prize - the gift of “time and space to think and work” - was awarded to 36 American artists and scholars, who will each receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, starting in September 2023.

Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars through a highly competitive national competition. The eleven disciplines supported by the Academy are: ancient studies, architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, music composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, and visual arts.

This year’s competition received 988 submissions from applicants in 44 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and 4 different countries. The acceptance rate was 3.6 percent. This group of Rome Prize winners is among the most diverse in the Academy’s history: approximately 50 percent identify as persons of color, representing a new high for this demographic. Eleven percent were born outside the United States. The incoming class ranges from 28 to 68 years old, with an average age of 41. This year AAR awarded the inaugural Tsao Family Rome Prize, which supports humanities research in the history of ideas and cultural exchange between the East and West.

The Academy also announced three Italian Fellowships, through which Italian artists and scholars join the AAR community and pursue their own projects in a collaborative environment with their American counterparts. The Italian Fellows are also selected through a national jury process. AAR additionally announced the winner of the Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship for a Chicago-Based Visual Artist.

Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT Italian Fellow in Visual Arts
Fatma Bucak
Artist, Turin
We possess all things

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