2021 dates: 

Session 1:  July 24-August 7 

(arrive July 24, depart morning of  August 7)

Session 2:  August 7-21

(arrive August 7, depart morning of August 21)

Session 3: August 21-September 4

(arrive August 21, depart September 4 -

Don Kimes will not be present for session 3​ - this session is tentative, depending on interest, at this point)

It is possible to do two consecutive sessions for a longer residency period. Please contact us via email if you would like to receive additional information. We will begin reviewing applications for the 2021 program on March 1, 2021 and will continue to review them until May 15th, 2021.

All program participants must provide proof of complete vaccination against Covid-19. 


Total cost including use of facilities, housing and meals

(prices in US dollars):

2 week residency, double occupancy (per person)..................$1,700

2 week residency, single occupancy .......................................$2,200

Residents may opt for a single 2 week session or for multiple sessions. Multiple sessions receive a 10% discount.

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 60 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 verify admission to the program for any grants or research funding you may wish to apply for.

The entrance to your housing

To Apply:

There is no application fee.

The application process is quite simple:

For Artists: Simply submit a link to you website or email 10 to 15 low res (72 dpi preferred) images of your work, the dates you would prefer to attend, and a list of 3 professional references with email or phone numbers. Submit the information to the email address below.

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 3 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.

Getting There


If you plan to take a train or bus to Perugia, you must let us know via email your estimated time of arrival, so a staff member is available to drive to Perugia to meet you.

Arrangements for direct pick-ups and drop offs at Fiumicino Airport in Rome approximately 2 1/2 hours from Corciano (60 Euros), must be made in advance in addition to residency fee. We must have the date, airline, flight number and time of arrival/departure for airport transports. 

A free parking space, steps from your room, is available if you choose to rent a car. Car rental service is available at the railway station in Perugia, or you may wish to rent a car for your own excursions to locations outside those included with your residency (2019 rates approximately $40 per day). Pleas note that care rentals in Europe will require a major credit card and will not accept a combination debit/credt card.

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



Washington, DC office:


Don Kimes, Dept. of Art, American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue

Washington, DC 20016

202 885 3826


email:  dkimes@american.edu


*If you wish to contact us via snail mail please note that the Washington, DC mailing address is valid from September 1 through May 1 annually. The email address is the preferred method of contact as it is valid throughout the year.

ACI Residency

Art and Culture in Italy

Corciano, Italy in the Province of Umbria

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