Culture & Civic Life
The American Library in Paris
With its long and deeply involved history in France, The American Library in Paris has served as a cultural and artistic mecca since the 1920s. It...
Established in 1895 under the name of American School of Classical Studies in Rome, the academy has offered Americans an invaluable opportunity to engage with, work in, and study in one of the world's oldest and most vibrant cities. Every fall, the institution opens up the application process for the Rome Prize, which supports cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Disciplines include: ancient studies, architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, musical composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, and visual arts. The chosen fellows are invited to join a dynamic community of scholars and artists studying and working at the academy.
In addition to the Rome Prize and programs focusing on the humanities and arts, the American Academy in Rome is also home to the Rome Sustainable Food Project (RSFP) Internship Program. Founded in 2007 under the guidance of acclaimed American chef Alice Waters, RSFP interns train at the academy for four months, assisting American and Italian kitchen staff with the task of feeding the institution's community. The project teaches interns through hands-on, practical exposure to American and Italian cooking techniques. RSFP encourages combining these traditional techniques with principles of sustainability and nutrition to create wholesome dining options built from seasonal ingredients.
Project - Rome Sustainable Food Project