c.r.e.t.a. Rome Residency Program

c.r.e.t.a. Rome

Rome, Italy

Explore the sites and history of Rome in search of your inner muse!

The non-profit organization  ‘c.r.e.t.a. rome’ is offering an international self-funded residency program in the historical center of Rome, Italy. The Italian word for clay seemed perfect to express our commitment to creating an international reference point for ceramics and the arts in the eternal city of Rome. Immerse yourself in the 'dolce vita', sipping on an espresso at an outdoor cafe, indulge yourself with a daily (or twice-daily!) gelato not to mention the prosecco. The innumerable museums, churches and monuments that date from antiquity through to the present day make every stroll into opportunity for new discovery.

We offer artist residencies for ceramic artists, visual artists and writers for periods of 5 to 10 weeks. For Fall 2016, the residency periods are:




The residency fee covers a semi-private equipped studio, private room in shared housing in the historical center of Rome, and technical assistance in procuring materials, firings, etc., advice on museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond. The residency period culminates in a curated exhibition of work produced at c.r.e.t.a. rome.

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. In addition, they will have access to the wealth of galleries and exhibitions in Rome and beyond.

We also offer a residency in the countryside near Bracciano, with private accommodation in a 1-bedroom house with a garden and a private studio. 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. 

A selection committee composed of artists, art critics and historians carefully evaluates applicants based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal. For more info and costs, contact Lori-Ann Touchette, [email protected] or see our web-site: www.cretarome.com

To apply

 Please submit the following by e-mail to [email protected]:

  • application form https://cretarome.wufoo.com/forms/m18h6lh10iwgpi5/
  • curriculum vitae   
  • artist statement (250 words max)
  • project proposal (500 words max)​​
  • preferred residency period
  • 10 images (jpeg or pdf), image list with year, materials & dimensions
  • 4 short writing samples (writers and poets)

Application deadline: May 15, 2016


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