2014 Civitella Ranieri Fellows

Civitella Ranieri Foundation

April 1, 2014

April 29–November 4, 2014

Civitella Ranieri Center
Localita Civitella Ranieri
06019 Umbertide (PG)


Civitella Ranieri Foundation announces its Fellows in residence for the 2014 season. The 46 writers, composers, and visual artists are from twenty countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This prestigious Fellowship is now in its 20th year.

Julieta Aranda (Visual Arts, Mexico/Germany)
Blake Bailey (Writing, USA)
Alison Bechdel (Writing, USA)
Ed Bennett (Music, Ireland)
Estrella Burgos (Writing, Mexico/Spain)
Mary Caponegro (Writing, USA)
Dan Chaon (Writing, USA)
Kee Yong Chong (Music, Malaysia)
Sergio de Regules (Writing, Mexico)
Helene Dorion (Writing, Canada)
Lynn Emanuel (Writing, USA)
Lise Funderburg (Writing, USA)
Celia Hempton (Visual Arts, UK)
Anders Hillborg (Music, Sweden)
Cat Hope (Music, Australia)
Heidi Julavits (Writing, USA)
Avish Khebrehzadeh (Visual Arts, Iran/USA)
Felipe Lara (Music, Brazil/USA)
Tayeba Begum Lipi (Visual Arts, Bangladesh)
Alexandre Lunsqui (Music, Brazil/USA)
Maria Martinez-Cañas (Visual Arts, Cuba/USA)
Jean McGarry (Writing, USA)
G. Mend-Ooyo (Writing, Mongolia)
Tisha Mukarji (Music, India/Germany)
Jānis Petraškevičs (Music, Latvia)
Russell Platt (Music, USA)
Sudsiri Pui-Ock (Visual Arts, Thailand)
Mauro Restiffe (Visual Arts, Brazil)
Steve Roden (Visual Arts, USA)
Gina Ruggeri (Visual Arts, USA)
Tõnis Saadoja (Visual Arts, Estonia)
Mary Sibande (Visual Arts, South Africa)
Buster Simpson (Visual Arts, USA)
Tom Sleigh (Writing, USA)
Barbara Smith (Visual Arts, USA)
Courtney Smith (Visual Arts, USA)
Gail Smith (Writing, South Africa)
Susan Steinberg (Writing, USA)
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Music, USA)
Kazumi Tanaka (Visual Arts, Japan/USA)
Byron Westbrook (Music, USA)
Eric Wubbels (Music, USA)
Mark Wunderlich (Writing, USA)
Gayle Young (Music, Canada)

Artists require unfettered time and space to engage in their work and the world. Building on the legacy of our founder, Ursula Corning, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation opens the doors of its 15th-century castle in rural Umbria annually for four six-week residency sessions of self-directed studio and work time.

Each residency community of 12–15 brings together accomplished international artists, writers, and composers at emerging and established moments in their careers. They are joined by a limited number of invited Director’s Guests to foster a robust contemporary dialogue that transcends disciplines and geography. A Civitella Ranieri Fellowship changes lives, develops permanent connections, and refreshes the work at hand.

Fellowships are awarded through a careful nomination and jury process by a rotating group of distinguished artists, academics, and critics that ensures access to a highly diverse group of emerging and accomplished candidates from around the world.


Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Inc, is a non-profit 501(c)3 operating foundation with administrative offices in New York City.