The Bravo/a Award

The annual award of the IAF, Inc. presented to members of our community who have exemplified outstanding commitment to cultural diplomacy in the form of community leadership, art, music, scholarship and writing.

The Donizetti Award

In conjunction with the International Festival of Culture, Bergamo, this annual award provides an American-born artist or musician the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Bergamo, Italy to perform in their annual cultural festival.

The IAF-NY Award

The International Festival of Culture, Bergamo awards an Italian artist or musician a trip to New York City under the wing of the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. This young performer is presented at the IAF concerts, recitals and receptions to our members and friends.



The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. provides scholarships, internships and awards for artists and musicians. Though we concentrate mostly on those of Italian descent, we welcome all applicants to our programs.

Selected and award-winning artists will be presented to members and friends of the IAF in private recitals, receptions and, most prestigiously, in concert at Carnegie Hall, New York University and Lincoln Center.



The Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. provides internships in both its Rome and New York offices for college Juniors and Seniors and recent graduates. Bilingual in Italian and English favored.

The internship lasts one-three months for 20 hours per week.

To apply, please fill out the following form:

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Area of Study

Please select your level of education:

Please provide a brief description of your interest in interning for the IAF.