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Countryside Residency for International Artists in Rome, Italy | Countryside Residency for International Artists in Rome, Italy

The non-profit organization ‘c.r.e.t.a. rome’ offers an international self-funded residency program in the countryside of Rome, Italy. The Italian word for clay seemed perfect to express the co-founders' commitment to creating an international reference point for ceramics and the arts in the eternal city of Rome. Moreover, taken as an acronym, it spells out c.r.e.t.a. rome's main activities: ceramics, residencies, exhibitions, teaching and the arts.

The 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 and gas 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.

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

We offer a number of additional perks such as help with travel arrangements, such as airport pick-ups, museum reservations etc. We can also arrange optional day-trips to museums and sites in Rome and beyond. If there are workshops during the period of your residency, you will have an opportunity to participate at a reduced rate.

SPRING 2015 residency periods: deadline 1 DECEMBER 2014

ARTISTS INVITE ARTISTS (we will post more info soon!):
16 – 30 MAY

SUMMER 2015 residency periods: deadline 1 MARCH 2015
1-30 JUNE
1-30 JULY

FALL 2015 residency periods: deadline 15 MAY 2015

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, cretarome@gmail.com or see our web-site: www.cretarome.com.

To apply, please submit the following by e-mail to cretarome@gmail.com:
-curriculum vitae

-artist statement (250 words max)

-project proposal (500 words max) and preferred residency period

-10 images (jpeg or pdf), image list with year, materials & dimensions

For more information: http://www.cretarome.com

Posted by: Lori-Ann Touchette

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