2017/18 International residencies at c.r.e.t.a. rome in Rome's historical center or in the countryside

Submitted by Creta Rome on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:07pm

Co-founded by Paolo Porelli and Lori-Ann Touchette, 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 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. Artists have the opportunity to focus on their art, whether it will 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 galleries and exhibitions in Rome and beyond.

The studio in the historical center of Rome is located in the mid 16th-century Palazzo Delfini, just blocks from the Capitoline Hill on one side and the Pantheon on the other. 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, kilns and a range of ceramic tools as well as access to clay, glazes and raw materials.

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. Accommodation is in a 1-bedroom house with a garden and a private studio.


2017-2018 residency program schedule (5 weeks unless noted)

Summer 2017 residencies

Deadline EXTENDED!!

18 MAY- 14 JUNE (4 weeks)

15 JUNE-12 JULY (4 weeks) FULL


FALL 2017 residencies

Deadline 1 June 2017




23 NOVEMBER-20 DECEMBER (4 weeks)


SPRING 2018 residencies

Deadline 1 November 2017





Artist Invites Artists residency

Deadline 1 January 2018



SUMMER 2018 residencies

Deadline 15 March 2018

31 MAY-27 JUNE
(4 weeks)

28 JUNE-25 JULY (4 weeks)

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Monday, June 25, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Lori-Ann Touchette
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
Contact Address: 
via dei Delfini 17
00186  Rome  Roma