Each year, the American Academy in Rome awards fellowships to emerging talent who represent the highest standard of excellence. Deemed the “Rome Prize,” the award supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Fellowships are offered in creative disciplines, and awardees travel to Rome to collaborate, study, and grow at the American Academy campus.

This year, Mikyoung was invited to serve as a juror for the prestigious award for the Design category. Nine juries, representing a broad cross-section of excellence in various creative disciplines, are appointed annually to judge the candidate pool. Jurors are asked to consider the quality of an applicant’s submission and select candidates who are not only outstanding in their respective fields, but also at a point in their careers where the Rome Prize is likely to be crucial to their future growth and development.

For more information on the fellowship winners, visit: http://aarome.org/news/features/announcing-the-2018-19-rome-prize-winners-and-italian-fellows