The historical mission of the French Academy in Rome is to host artists, authors and researchers for residencies at Villa Medici.

Since the 17th century, the Academy has hosted many artists, authors and scholars in residence to allow them to pursue their work and research. Throughout its history, the French Academy in Rome has hosted great artists such as Fragonard, Ingres, Berlioz, Carpeaux, Bizet, Debussy, Garnier, as well as internationally renowned artists in the recent years, such as François Rouan, Henri Loyrette, Élisabeth Ballet, Ange Leccia, Bernard Frize, Patrick Faigenbaum, Marie NDiaye, Pascal Dusapin, Hervé Guibert, Xavier Beauvois, Yan-Pei Ming, Valérie Mréjen, Philippe Rahm, Bruno Mantovani, Yannick Haenel, Malik Mezzadri…

The French Academy in Rome is today open to all fields of artistic creation, history and theory of the arts, restoration of works of art and monuments.

Several types of residencies at Villa Medici are currently possible, with different objectives, conditions and durations. Artists, authors and researchers can: