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Van Neerven awarded Civitella Ranieri Center Fellowship in Italy

Ellen van Neerven has been awarded a Civitella Ranieri Center Fellowship in Italy.

Van Neerven, the only Australian selected for the coming three years of the Fellowship, was awarded the residency ‘through a highly competitive jury process that resulted in the selection of just 30 candidates from a pool of over 165’, according to the Center.

The Fellowship consists of a residency of six weeks at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy during 2021, 2022, or 2023 and includes round-trip transportation to the Center’s 15th-century castle in Umbria, meals and a private space for living and working.

Civitella is a private non-profit organisation established in 1995.

Also selected for the coming three years of the residency were Kaveh Akbar (Iran/USA), Allison Amend (USA), Rich Benjamin (USA), Reginald Betts (USA), Iana Boukova (Bulgaria), Paola Caridi (Italy), Cyrus Cassells (USA), Mario Chard (Argentina/USA), Maylis de Kerangal (France), Maria Dolores Dorantes (Mexico), Claudia Durastanti (Italy/USA), Patricia Evangelista (Philippines), Emilio Fraia (Brazil), Francisco Goldman (USA), Cathy Hong (USA), Marie Howe (USA), Tayari Jones (USA), Adewale Maja-Pearce (Nigeria/UK), Alex Marzano-Lesnevich (USA), Aurora Masum-Javed (Bangladesh/USA), Bejan Matur (Turkey), Maaza Mengiste (USA), Alvin Pang (Singapore), Shailja Patel (Kenya/USA), Noo Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria/UK), Safiya Sinclair (Jamaica), Jamila Woods (USA), Dagmawi Woubshet (USA), Matvei Yankelevich (Russia/USA).

For more information visit the Civitella Ranieri website here.


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