American Academy in Rome (New York, NY)


  • Name:Caroline Jennings
  • Title:Development Officer/Writer

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  • Organization Name:American Academy in Rome
  • Address:7 East 60th Street
    New York, NY 10022
    United States

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  • Main phone:212.751-7200 x343

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  • Mission:
  • The American Academy in Rome is one of the leading centers for independent practice and advanced research in the arts and humanities. For over 100 years, the Academy has offered support, time and an inspiring environment to some of America’s most gifted scholars, writers, artists, architects, design professionals, and composers. In the historical setting of Rome, Academy artists and scholars pursue their individual projects, many of which are interdisciplinary, within a community of peers where the exchange of ideas – with each other and with Italian colleagues – is a vital part of the residency experience.

  • Overview:
  • The core program of the American Academy in Rome is the Rome Prize Fellowship, awarded annually to about 30 scholars and artists, who are in residence for periods ranging between 6 months and 2 years. Joining them throughout the years are 6-8 senior Residents and 25-30 Affiliated Fellows. Vibrant and diverse events programming, open to the public in both Rome and New York, both supports and arises out of the residency programming:

    Through an annual national juried competition, the Academy offers Rome Prize fellowships to 30 Americans for periods ranging from six months to two years. There have been more than 1,800 Fellows of the American Academy in Rome (FAAR) since 1894. Fellowship disciplines include Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and Modern Italian Studies. Rome Prize winners are provided with stipends, studies or studios, and room and board. The competition attracts applications from as many as 1,000 artists and scholars, and winners are selected by annually constituted juries of distinguished artists and scholars.

    Affiliated Fellowships are awarded by member and affiliated institutions, in cooperation with the Academy, and range in length from 4 weeks to 9 months. These fellowships include: the American Academy in Rome/Scuola Normale Superione di Pisa Exchange Fellowship; the ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars; the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship; the Dinkeloo Fellowship of the Van Alen Institute; the Mellon East-Central European Visiting Scholars, Program; the Raissiz/de Palchi Fellowship of The Academy of American Poets; the Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship; the Metropolitan Museum of Art Visiting Curator Award; and the Regional Research Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

    Each year since 1948, six to eight senior artists and scholars are invited to live as Residents at the Academy for periods of two to four months. Residents are leaders in the disciplines supported by the Academy. During their residencies, they pursue their own work, serve as informal mentors to the Fellows, and present their work to the Academy community in lectures, concerts, and exhibitions.

    The Academy also accepts applications from artists and scholars who rent living and studio or study space and use the Academy’s library for short periods of time.

    The Academy maintains a research library of over 140,000 volumes in the fields of classical studies and the history of art and architecture, and a Photographic Archive of more than 60,000 prints including the Fototeca Unione, founded by Ernest Nash with the donation of his own collection. This collection is jointly administered by the Academy and the International Union of Institutes of Archaeology, History and History of Art in Rome. The Barbara Goldsmith Rare Book Room, designed by Michael Graves, FAAR’62, RAAR’78, was dedicated in June 1996.

    The Academy sponsors exhibitions, concerts, lectures, symposia and other events, as well as a Summer Program in Archaeology, Classical Summer School, Summer Program in Applied Paleography, and subject to funding, a Summer Seminar sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Academy’s distinguished tradition in archaeology dates from the early twentieth century. The Academy supports archaeological research, excavation and conservation projects intended to advance both scholarship and training.

    The Academy publishes scholarly works and exhibition catalogues. For more than 80 years, the Academy has produced two series of scholarly publications, Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome and Papers and Monographs. In 1993 it began a new series, Monuments of Papal Rome, published by Cambridge University Press. The Academy produces catalogues for many of its art exhibitions. The Academy also supports a full schedule of lectures, symposia, concerts, readings and exhibitions in both Rome and the United States.

  • History:
  • Established in 1894 as the American School of Architecture by architect Charles Follen McKim, the Academy assumed its present name in 1897, and its present composition in 1914 when it merged with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome and moved into the newly-built space, the McKim, Mead & White Building at Via Angelo Masina 5.

    A private institution, the American Academy in Rome is supported by gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations; by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of Education; and by the annual memberships of cultural institutions, colleges, and universities in the United States and abroad. In 1994, on the occasion of the Academy’s Centennial, The President of the United States signed a joint Resolution of Congress in recognition of the Academy’s contribution to America’s intellectual and cultural life. Each year, the Academy awards up to thirty Rome Prizes for residencies. Joining the Rome prize Fellows are Affiliated Fellows selected by member institutions, Residents invited by the Academy’s Director, and Visiting Artists and Scholars.

  • Year established:1894
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:45
  • Advisory board size:15
  • Staff size:65


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:13-1623881

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  • EIN:131623881
  • Organization Name:AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME
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  • Organization Address:7 E 60TH ST
  • Organization City:NEW YORK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:10022-1001
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1926
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):046, 030
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Private school, School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:August, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:August
  • NTEE Code:Q22Z
  • Asset Amount:$120,078,344
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$32,047,660
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$11,210,522
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:55:32 am

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