Residency in Rome's vibrant center
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. Optional excursions to museums, sites in Rome and Italy may also be arranged.
We are also offering a residency in the countryside near Anguillara. See the separate sub-page for more information or contact us.
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.
We have a front-loader high-fire kiln (1300C) which is 46x46x68cm and 2 high-fire top-loader kilns (1320C) that are 45cm high and 40cm in diameter. We also have a small high-fire test kiln.
Housing is provided in the historical centre of Rome or across the river in Trastevere, within 15 minutes walking distance of the creta rome studios and are well connected to public transportation. The apartments give 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 will be provided and postcard-size invites.
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.