Villa Romana is a place of contemporary artistic production and of international exchange. The core function of the Villa Romana since 1905 has been the Villa Romana Prize. Each year the Villa hosts the Villa Romana Fellows and beyond that organises various exhibitions and a wide range of events. The Villa Romana strives to interact with the cultures of the Mediterranean region and invites annually international guest artists, so far from Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Palestine and from the Sinti and Roma communities. We realize exhibitions, long-term projects, performances, film screenings, lectures, concerts, talks, publications and more - on topics and questions of our contemporary society.