2022 IN OCTOBER, 2021.





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Session 1:  June 19-July 2 

(arrive June 19, depart morning of  July 2)

Session 2:  July 3-16

(arrive July 3, depart morning of July 16)

Session 3: July 17-30

(arrive July 17, depart morning of July 30)

Don Kimes will not be present for session 3​

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 2022 program on October 1, 2021 and will continue to accept and review them until May 15th, 2022.


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 on the additional sessions.

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 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 is required and we also be following any additional EU and Italian protocols for Covid-19. 


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 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 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 must be made in advance for a charge (60 Euros) in addition to residency fee. We must have the date, airline, flight number and time of arrival/departure for airport transports. We will arrange for a bus to meet at a specified time at the airport to pick residents up, usually on the morning of the first day of the session. 

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 (2019 rates approximately $40 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

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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
email:  dkimes@american.edu

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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