Letter from the Director

Dear Civitellians, Friends, 


Thank you for the many emails and messages you have sent in these recent days of coronavirus concerns. Here at Civitella we are, to date, all healthy and working from home to avoid unnecessary travel.

After much deliberation, the Board of Civitella Ranieri Foundation and I are announcing that we will cancel Group 1 of our 2020 residency program. The staff and I have been fielding anxious emails from all over the world for several weeks now and given all the uncertainty over illness and travel, we feel this is the correct thing to do. Group 1 Fellows have been notified and are working with Molly in New York to have their Fellowships rescheduled.

We have also canceled the April 1 Annual Party. We know you understand, and trust that you’ll be able to come celebrate with us at a later date.

I am grateful to our entire Civitella family from our Board to alumni to staff and to future Fellows for your concern and support. This is a moment to rediscover and re-evaluate all our relationships and connections. In Italy, this unprecedented situation has been met with patience, kindness, grace, responsibility, strength, and a wonderful sense of humor. We hope to see improvements soon, and we truly believe that ANDRA’ TUTTO BENE! (All will be well).

Stay well, please, and wash your hands. 


Dana Prescott
Executive Director