Enel Italian Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome
The American Academy in Rome is a leading American overseas center for independent studies and advanced research in the fine arts and humanities.
The Academy began as a collaborative effort in 1893 at the World's Columbian Exhibition when a small group, including architects Charles Follen McKim and Daniel Burnham, painters John LaFarge and Francis Millet, and sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French, resolved to create a center to study art amid the classical tradition of ancient Rome. They chose Rome as the site of the Academy because, in their words, "with the architectural and sculptural monuments and mural paintings, its galleries filled with the chef d'oeuvres of every epoch, no other city offers such a field for study or an atmosphere so replete with precedents."
The American Academy in Rome awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars, after an application process that begins in the fall of each year. The winners, announced in the spring, are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.
Enel offers a yearly Fellowship within the program to be offered to an architect, urban designer, or landscape specialist, at any stage in his or her career. The Fellow must be an Italian national working in Italy.
The Enel Foundation Italian Fellow in Architecture/Landscape Architecture prize winners include Annalisa Metta (2017/18), Ila Bêka (2018/19) and Giovanna Silva (2019/20).