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Residencies open to all nationalities:

Session 1, June 16-June 29, 2024 

(session 1 is now closed)  

Session 2, June 23-July 6, 2024

(arrive June 23, depart morning of July 06)

Session led by Don Kimes

Total cost including use of facilities, housing and meals

(prices in US dollars):

2 week residency, double occupancy (per person)..................$1,950

2 week residency, single occupancy .......................................$2,450

It is possible to extend your stay for a longer residency period, with a 10% per week discount applied to the additional time. Please contact us via email if you would like to receive additional information.

We will begin reviewing 2024 applications on February 1, 2023 and will continue to accept and review them until the program is full.


New residencies for 2025

South Korean Artists at ACI

Dates TBA: Contact us via email below for more information

Iranian Artists at ACI

Dates TBA: Contact us via email below for more information

Travel to Italy is the responsibility of the resident. There is no additional transportation charge for local excursions, however any admission charges that may occur are the responsibility of the resident. 

Pick up/drop off is available at Rome Fiumicino airport on the first and last day off each session for a fee (approximately 80 euros).  The drive from Fiumicino to Corciano is approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Scholarships, work study and other forms of financial aid are not available. However we will be happy to provide a hard copy letter awarding you the residency which may be used for grant applications, or external research or travel funding you may wish to apply for.

*Proof of vaccination may be required: we also be following any EU and Italian protocols. 


The entrance to your housing


There is no application fee.

The application process is quite simple:

For Artists: Simply submit a link to your website or email 10 to 15 images of your work (1 MB each or less), the dates you would prefer to attend, and list two professional references with email or phone numbers. Submit the information to the email address AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

For scholars, writers, historians, etc.: Submit a statement of plans and an abbreviated resume or link to your web site if you have one, the dates you would prefer to attend, and a list of two professional references with email or phone numbers. Submit the information to the email address below.

All applicants please indicate whether you want a single or a shared room and whether or not you will be bringing a significant other. Artists may also bring a child no younger than 16 for an additional fee.


Getting There


Many people arrive early in order to spend a few days on their own in Rome. The nearest train station to the residency is in Perugia. If you plan to take a train or bus to Perugia. From there a cab is approximately $30. You must let us know via email your estimated time of arrival, so we can help you coordinate your travel plans.


Other people fly into Rome's Fiumicino airport. Arrangements for direct pick-ups and drop offs at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, approximately 2 1/2 hours from Corciano must be made in advance for a charge (The fare is 100 Euros per person each way) in addition to the residency fee. We must have the date, airline, flight number and time of arrival/departure for airport transports. We will arrange for a bus or car to meet at a specified time (usually later morning/early afternoon) at the airport to pick residents up on the morning of the first day of the session. NOTE: If you reserve and later cancel transportation to or from the airport less than one month before the first day of the session, payment cannot be refunded, as we must pay for the bus in full, even if you change your mind.

A free parking space, steps from your room, is available if you choose to rent a car. Car rental service is available at Fiumicino airport and also at the railway station in Perugia, where you may wish to rent a car short term for your own excursions to locations outside those included with your residency (2023 rates approximately 50-60 dollars per day). Please note that car rentals in Europe will require a major credit card and will NOT accept a combination debit/credit card.

If you are arriving independently, the address of the villa is

Via Marcantonio Bonciari, 126, 06034 Corciano PG, Italy. Cab drivers generally know "Villa Pieve" or "Castello del Vescovo".

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.


Leonardo da Vinci

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Washington, DC office:
Don Kimes, Dept. of Art, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20016
202 885 3826

As a result of "work from home" procedures due to the pandemic in the United States,
 is the preferred method of contact.

*If you must 
contact us via snail mail or telephone please note that the Washington, DC mailing address and telephone number are valid from September 1 through May 1 annually, and there may be delays due to work from home restrictions.

ACI Residency

Art and Culture in Italy

Corciano, Italy in the Province of Umbria

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