The cost of a 5-week residency is €3000; for a month-long residency, the cost is €2500. They do not offer fellowships, but if accepted, the organizers can provide documentation for applying for outside funding. Materials and/or firings are not included.
To apply, please submit the following by e-mail to [email protected]:
The non-profit organization ‘c.r.e.t.a. rome’ offers an international self-funded residency program in Rome, Italy. The Italian word for clay seemed perfect to express their commitment to creating an international reference point for ceramics and the arts in Rome. Moreover, taken as an acronym, it spells out their main activities: ceramics, residencies, exhibitions, teaching and the arts. Artists have the opportunity to focus on their art, whether it be creating a new body of work, expanding a well-established oeuvre or allowing themselves to draw inspiration from their surroundings and the centuries of culture that define the eternal city.
c.r.e.t.a. rome' residency in the historical center of Rome is housed in the 16th Palazzo Delfini, just blocks from the Capitoline hill on one side and the Pantheon on the other. 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. This option is particularly attractive for collaborative projects and/or ceramic artists who work with reduction firing as well as non-ceramic artists who prefer a private studio. Spouses/companions and/or children are also welcome (supplemental fee). Accommodation is in a 1-bedroom house with a garden and a private studio.
They request that the artists speak briefly about their work during an ‘open studio’ event during their residency period. Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal for inclusion in a final group exhibition to display the work created during the residency period (optional). For visual artists, the donation of one piece is requested (optional).
Housing for the residency is in the historic center of Rome or just across the river in trendy Trastevere. Apartments are shared or private and have kitchens. Each artist has a private room. Linens and towels are provided. Accommodation is within 15 minutes of the c.r.e.t.a. rome studio.
For the countryside residency, accommodation is in a 1-bedroom house with a garden and a private studio. Spouses/companions and/or children are also welcome (supplemental fee).
The Rome center studio is located in the mid 16th-century Palazzo Delfini. Two to four artists in residency share the studio space. Each artist is provided with wall space, a table and shelving units. For ceramic artists, there are wheels, electric low- and high-fire kilns and a range of ceramic tools as well as access to clay, glazes and raw materials.
In the countryside studio, the studio is private. The artist is provided with wall space, tables and shelving units. For ceramic artists, there is a wheel, electric and gas low- and high-fire kilns and a range of ceramic tools as well as access to clay, glazes and raw materials.
There is a small reference library of art books as well as local guides and dictionaries.