Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship for Chicago-based Visual Artist at the American Academy in Rome, 2024–25

Artist studio space with grid of black-and-white photographs on one wall, a table in the center, and a window open to green space outside.

Studio, Phoebe Lickwar, courtesy American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is pleased to announce the 2024–2025 Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship for a Chicago-based visual artist. 

This residential fellowship provides an artist with opportunities to work on their art, cultivate their practice, and make new connections in the interdisciplinary context of the American Academy and the local, intellectual, and creative community in the city of Rome. 

The fellowship provides six months of room, board, a travel stipend of $2,000, and a stipend of $15,000 (paid in monthly installments). The affiliated fellow will be encouraged to participate in Academy programs, including Shoptalks, Walks and Talks, and public programs in the disciplines the Academy supports. Aimed to fuel innovation in the fellow’s work, these programs are developed by the staff, including the Director and Andrew Heiskell Arts Director, who also help connect fellows to arts resources and colleagues in Rome. 

Each fellowship includes a room with a private bath, a studio, communal meals, and use of the Academy’s library, photo archive, and Archeological Study Collection, as well as participation in lectures, concerts, study trips, and exhibitions. The fellow will also have access to services such as IT support and materials for their work. With a staff of 50 on the Rome campus, there is a support network and resources for fellows, including 24-hour access to the Academy’s library. 

The fellow may begin their residency in September 2024 or January 2025. 

For more information about deadlines, eligibility, application procedures, and funding, please visit the American Academy in Rome website.

AAR Terra Foundation Fellow, 202324 

The 202324 Terra Foundation fellow is Lan Tuazon, Associate Professor, Department of Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in residence at the American Academy from January through July 2024. In Rome, they will continue their project called Future Fossils—sculptures made with mass-produced containers, cut and nested to grow layers like the rings of a tree. They will dive deep into the Roman history of material invention and recycling and include Italian-made, mass-produced containers within their archive.