Civitella Ranieri has a longstanding tradition of Affiliated Fellowships. Fellowships are often funded in part by the sponsoring agency and in other cases, travel expenses alone are covered by the Affiliate. Collaboration with outside agencies enriches the program, the pool of Fellows, and the profile of the Civitella community. Our current Affiliated Fellowships are listed below.

If you or your organization is interested in creating an Affiliated Fellowship with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, please contact us at to explore possibilities.

Each recipient of the annual Walt Whitman Prize will receive a residency at Civitella, along with a $5,000 first book award for an American poet, with the manuscript published by Graywolf Press.

architecture prize

Along with a $15,000 construction fund, The Civitella Ranieri Prize for Architecture will provide a six-week residency at the castle during which the prize winner will design and build a temporary architectural installation on the Civitella grounds using locally available materials.

This partnership enables an art historian, of any nationality, to participate in a residency at Civitella. Interested candidates should apply directly to the Center for Italian Modern Art. 

Composers Now annually sponsors a composer’s residency at Civitella, our first exclusively dedicated to music and composition. 

The Kirby-Mewshaw Fellowship

The Kirby-Mewshaw Family annually sponsors a gifted writer or visual artist for a residency at Civitella.

With Persea Books, this annual competition sponsors the publication of a poetry collection by a female American poet who has yet to publish a full-length book of poems. 

This partnership offers a PEN Member and author to participate in a residency at Civitella on a bi-annual basis.

Since 2011, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has provided recent Pew Fellows with opportunities to take sojourns outside of the Philadelphia area, for residencies intended to push their artistic practice and expand their horizons.