Residencies in Rome's vibrant center or
in the countryside of Rome
Our international residencies for ceramicists, visual artists and writers include a semi-private equipped studio, accommodation in the historical center of Rome, and technical assistance in procuring materials for your work, firings, etc., advice on museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond. The final group show gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work produced during the residency.
We also have a residency in the countryside near Anguillara. See below for more information.
Historical Center Residencies
Shared studios are provided in a mid 16th-century palace in the historical center of Rome, just blocks from the Capitoline hill and the Jewish quarter. Artists will have access to the studios 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Internet and printing/scanning facilities are available.
There are individual work tables and shelving units. For ceramists, there are electric kilns and wheels plus a broad range of equipment and tools for working with clay including ceramic wheels, an extruder and a slab-roller. We will arrange for all the material which you require to be delivered to the studio and provide technical advice in glazing, firing, etc. The cost of the firings and materials will be deducted from the security deposit.
Housing is provided in the historical centre of Rome or across the river in Trastevere, within 15-20 minutes walking distance of the creta rome studios, and well connected to public transportation. The housing gives artists an opportunity to experience a typical Italian neighborhood, as well as to discover all the best places for pasta, pastries, and gelato.
Housing is completely furnished with towels, linens, blankets, and pillows. Public transportation, supermarkets, laundry services, and inexpensive restaurants are all within easy access. Residents are not allowed to have overnight guests. In our studio in the countryside, spouses/partners are allowed.
Final Group Exhibition
A final group exhibition at the end of each residency session allows the resident artists to showcase the work produced during the residency. Promotion of the event on social media and e-blasts.
Resident artists may also present an artist's talk or open studio to the c.r.e.t.a. rome community.
Artists are requested to donate one piece to the collection of works of past residents (optional).
Residency in the countryside of Rome
c.r.e.t.a. rome's residency in the countryside is still in Rome, but lies on the border with the nearest town, Anguillara Sabazia, one of three Medieval towns on the lake of Bracciano. The nearest train station is 2,5km. away. We have two bikes available for resident's use. From the train station there are regular trains that run to Rome in about 40 mins. There is also a shuttle bus from the train station to the town of Anguillara on the lake, stopping along the way at supermarkets, etc.
The residency includes accommodation in a one-bedroom house with a garden complete with fruit trees. This is a particularly good option for artists working on collaborative projects or who seek tranquility for writing. Resident artists can bring their spouses/companions and/or families (supplemental fee). Residents have a well-equipped private studio. For ceramic artists, there is access to both electric (high- and low-fire) and gas (low-fire) kilns, with options for reduction firing. We provide a weekly shopping run, technical assistance in procuring materials, firings, etc., advice on museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond.
For ceramic artists, the facilities include a professional electric wheel, a spraying booth, several low-fire kilns: an electric kiln (52,5x44x57cm), a large gas kiln (68x102,5x88,5cm), a 100lt luster kiln, 2 raku kilns (60lt and 120lt), plus a high-fire kiln (53,5cm H x 40cm diam.).
Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal for a final exhibition to display the work created during the residency period. The final exhibition will be held in the c.r.e.t.a. rome gallery in c.r.e.t.a. rome's studio in the historical center of Rome, just minutes from Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline museums on one side and the Pantheon on the other.
Residency fee 2020 & additional info
The cost of a 5-week residency in the historic center of Rome or in the Roman countryside is €3000; for a month-long residency, the cost is €2500. For collaborative projects, two artists can share the housing and studio space in the Roman countryside. In that case, each artist will pay a reduced fee of €2000 for a 5-week residency, €1850 for a month-long residency. Materials and fring costs are not included.
In addition to housing and the shared studio, we offer a number of additional perks such as help with travel arrangements and airport pick-ups, museum reservations etc.
On acceptance, we require a €500 security deposit to hold your place. The deposit will be returned to you within 30 days of the end of the residency period. Material and/or firing costs as well as any charges for cleaning and/or damages will be deducted from the deposit. The deposit is non-refundable if you decide not to participate in the residency.