Civita Institute Fellowships

THE CIVITA INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Introduction

The CIVITA INSTITUTE offers Fellowships and Residency Programs in the Italian hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio. Our fellowships are open to architects, planners, designers, artists, writers and other arts professionals practicing in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and the province of British Columbia. CIVITA INSTITUTE fellowships provide an opportunity for recipients to explore projects of their choosing in a highly unique setting, far from routine obligations. Our primary requirement is that these projects be consistent with the CIVITA INSTITUTE’s philosophy and mission. All recipients are expected to return to the Pacific Northwest upon completion of the fellowship. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

Additional Fellowships are separately offered by our Northeast Chapter which serves architects, planners, engineers, artists, writers and other arts professionals practicing and/ or residing in the Northeast region of the United States (specifically VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA).  

For information on these fellowships, please see: BECOME INVOLVED/The NE Chapter Fellowships

 

The 2017 Astra Zarina Fellowship

This fellowship honors the legacy of Astra Zarina, founder of the Civita Institute and the University of Washington’s Architecture in Rome and Italian Hill Towns programs. This fellowship includes lodging for two months at the CIVITA INSTITUTE facilities in Civita di Bagnoregio, $1250 for travel expenses, and a $1,500 stipend.

Applicants must have completed seven years of work in their field.

The Application period for the 2017 Astra Zarina Fellowship is now closed. 

 

The 2017 Dennis Tate Memorial Fellowship

New for 2017, this fellowship was established by family and friends of Dennis Tate, a Seattle architect and urban planner who passed away in 2015. Dennis moved to Seattle in 1975 to study at the University of Washington. His studies included participation in the Architecture in Rome program under Professor Astra Zarina. He returned to Italy to teach sketching to Astra’s students in 2002. After working as a Senior Planner at NBBJ, he established Dennis Tate Associates in 1992, specializing in community planning and urban design projects. He returned to Italy in 2002 to teach sketching to Astra’s Italian Hill Towns students.

The Dennis Tate Memorial Fellowship includes lodging for one month at the CIVITA INSTITUTE and a $750 stipend. Recipients are responsible for travel expenses as well as any additional financial support needed.

Applicants must have completed two years of work in their field.

The Application period for the 2017 Dennis Tate Memorial Fellowship is now closed. 

The CIVITA INSTITUTE thanks Rose Mary Tate and Michael Tate for their generous donation of Dennis’ extensive collection of art and artifacts.

 

The 2017 Civita Fellowship

It is the intention of the Civita Fellowship to encourage applicants of varying experience levels; therefore, more weight will be given to the relationship of the applicant's proposal to professional goals.

This fellowship includes lodging for one month at the CIVITA INSTITUTE along with a stipend of $750. Recipients are responsible for travel expenses as well as any additional financial support needed.

Applicants must have completed two years of work in their field.

The Application period for the 2017 Civita Fellowship is now closed. 

 

The 2017 University of Washington Rome Center Alumni Fellowship

This fellowship is offered to UW Alumni who have completed a study program at the University of Washington Rome Center in Rome, Italy. This program was in effect from 2011-2013, and will be offered again in 2017. The application period for the University of Washington Rome Center Alumni Fellowship will be announced by mid-2017.

 

How to Apply

Please use the following link to access the 2017 application materials: 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

Please use this link to apply for Northeast Chapter Fellowships:

Northeast Chapter Fellowships

 

OTHER PROGRAMS

Residencies

RESIDENCIES are open to professionals without regard to location of residence. Residency applicants are independent professionals who are responsible for their own support. They are provided full access to the facilities and resources of the Institute. Residents are charged a moderate fee for the use of their apartment and the facility. Please contact fellowships@civitainstitute.org for further information on fees. Applicants’ project proposals are reviewed by the CIVITA INSTITUTE Board of Directors for merit and appropriateness to the CIVITA INSTITUTE’s mission.

Residency Duration: Minimum 3 weeks, maximum: 3 months. Residency Application Period: Open year round.

For additional information see our RESIDENCY PAGE