Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship

Applications are now closed.

Closing date: Tuesday 22 October 2019 at midnight AEDT.

Location: Rome, Italy

Art form: Visual Arts

Length of residency: 2 months

Dates: 2021, dates to be negotiated with American Academy in Rome 

Grant amount: $7,500

WebsiteAmerican Academy in Rome 

Guidelines: read the guidelines for information on assessment criteria, the selection process, support material, and how to submit an application.

Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.

About the American Academy in Rome (AAR)

Affiliated Fellows join the AAR community for a period of two months to pursue their work in an inspiring, collaborative and supportive environment. Fellows receive a private single room and studio space in the AAR’s historic building on the Janiculum Hill, access to the library, gardens and other communal spaces and participation in the AAR’s events program.

The Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship is open to established visual artists with a significant record of exhibitions in public institutions and galleries. Applications will need to outline your plan of activity whilst in Rome, and how the AAR will further your professional and artistic practice development.

Accommodation and workspace

In general, an Affiliated Fellow is provided with a single room. A double room will be provided if available. The Australia Council Affiliated Fellow is also provided with an Artists' studio. 

The Affiliated Fellowship is intended for the artist only. Affiliated Fellows can accommodate their personal guests overnight only in their living quarters on the premises of the American Academy in Rome. A guest policy is in place that will be provided to the Australia Council Affiliated Fellow.

Access and Inclusion

The AAR have a room and a studio that are designed for accessibility. Please note that not all parts of the Academy are accessible. 

Fellowship recipients


  • Barbara Campbell


  • Alex Seton


  • Jenny Watson


  • Lynne Roberts-Goodwin

Mordant Family/Australia Council Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) is made possible through co-investment by the Mordant Family and the Australia Council. This prestigious opportunity enables an Australian artist to spend two months in Rome as part of the American Academy’s Affiliated Fellowship program. Every year since 2016 an Australian artist has had the opportunity to pursue their work in an inspiring, collaborative and supportive environment, with accommodation and studio space in the AAR’s historic building in Rome, thanks to the generous support of the Mordant Family.

Past Residencies 

Debra Porch Award 

Art form: Visual arts

Kyoto Art Center Residency Exchange 

Art form: Visual arts

Acme, London  

Art form: Visual arts

BR Whiting Studio, Rome  

Art form: Literature

Cite Intenationale des Arts

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris  

Art form: Multi-art form

EMPAC, New York

EMPAC, New York   

Art form: Emerging and experimental arts

HIAP, Helsinki

HIAP, Helsinki   

Art form: Multi-art form

ISCP, New York

ISCP, New York  

Art form: Visual arts 

Keesing, Paris

Keesing Studio, Paris  

Art form: Literature

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin  

Art form: Visual arts

Nashville Songwriters' Residency, USA 

Art form: Music

Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship. 

Art form: Visual arts

First Peoples residencies

2020 Recipient

Learn more about Barbara Campbell.

Useful Links

  • Guidelines: advice to help with your application for a residency. 
  • Frequently asked questions: answers to common questions about residencies and grants.
  • Tips and Links: resources to help strengthen your application and maximise your residency experience.  

Past Residencies

Past Fellowship recipients

Images seen on Artshub:

1. View of Rome: Image courtesy of lynnerobertsgoodwin©

2. AAR_Studio view with artist working on ‘Tempo Squisito’ project works/photographic stills/video stills production on walls at the American Academy studio. Image courtesy of lynnerobertsgoodwin©

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