Letter from the Director

Contributions allow us to expand our program and make vital capital improvements so we can better serve the artists, writers, and composers we host from around the globe.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 Groups 1 and 2 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 (molly@civitella.org) in New York to have their Fellowships rescheduled.

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).

Especially in these trying times, contributions allow us to better serve the artists, writers, and composers we host from around the globe. Every gift, regardless of size, is a direct investment in the lives of working artists and the cultural vibrancy of the world.  Please join the many Fellows, Director’s Guests, and Friends who give annually to support Civitella’s mission. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law. Civitella Ranieri Foundation is a 501(c)3 operating foundation. U.S. contributions and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so on our Support Us page. Alternatively, checks may be sent to our administrative office in New York to this address: 

 Civitella Ranieri Foundation
28 Hubert St
New York, NY 10013

Stay well, please, and wash your hands.

Dana Prescott
Executive Director