Sunday, January 21, 2018

Summer 2018 artist residencies @ CRETA Rome!!


Past & Present: 4 Years of Artists in Residence @ CRETA Rome (Oct. 2016)

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 our 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 our main activities: ceramics, residencies, exhibitions, teaching and the arts.  We are located in the mid 16th-century Palazzo Delfini in the historical center of Rome, just blocks from the Capitoline Hill on one side and the Pantheon on the other. 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.

Final Exhibition: Doug Jeck & Dominique Ostuni (Nov. 2017)

Marcia Vanderstraaten performing one act of "Heist"
at her final show with Meghan Sullivan (Dec. 2017)

We offer artist residencies for ceramic artists, visual artists and writers for periods of 4 or 5 weeks. The residency periods can be combined, but the residency cannot exceed 90 days (for non-EU citizens).

ASU grad students and Susan Beiner at work
in the studio (historical centre studio)

The residency fee covers a semi-private equipped studio, shared housing (private room) in the historical center of Rome, and technical assistance in procuring materials, firings, etc., advice on museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond. Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal for a final exhibition to display the work created during the residency period.
Kilns & glaze area (historical centre studio)

view of Anguillara Sabazia & the lake of Bracciano

We also offer a residency in the countryside of Rome near the lake of 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 and/or want to bring their companion/spouse and children.

CRETA Rome countryside residency

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, or see our web-site:

To apply, please submit the following by e-mail to by 20 March for summer 2018 residencies. We also consider applications on a rolling basis on the 1st of every month.

  • application form
  • 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)