Just a few more days to apply for an artist residency this fall at c.r.e.t.a. rome.  The deadline for applications is 15 May.  There are 6-week residency periods from 14 August through 23 September,  25 September through 4 November and 6 November through 16 December. All of the information for the application process is on-line (www.cretarome.com/#!application-/c1x58).

We offer self-funded artist residencies for
ceramicists and visual artists for periods of 4, 6 to 12 weeks
(in set periods, see the dates on our web-site). The cost for 6-weeks is €3000, €2000 for 4 weeks. Firing and materials are not included.

In the center of Rome, the residency fee covers a
semi-private equipped studio, housing in the historical center of Rome,
and technical assistance in procuring materials, etc., advice on
museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond. We have two electric kilns in the studio, one for low-fire and the other for high-fire. 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. There is also a final group exhibition of works produced during the residency period.
In the case of the residency in
the countyside near Bracciano, the residency fee covers acommodation in a
1-bedroom house and a private studio. We use the second ceramic studio plus the garden area. This option is
particularly attractive for ceramic artists who work with reduction
firing and/or collaborative projects or those who wish to bring a
spouse/companion and or their family. There
is a supplementary fee for family and/or collaborators. The house is
2.5km from the nearest train station with regular train service to Rome.
We also provide a couple of bikes.
The house in the countryside
is really
lovely and great if you are looking for some tranquility and also
reduction firing. We have a 150lt. electric kiln for low-fire plus a
smaller 60lt. high-fire electric kiln. In addition, we have several
lustre and raku gas kilns there plus a 500lt. gas iln for larger pieces.
The work produced in this residency will also been shown in the final group show in our studio in the center of Rome.

If you are interested in 2016 artist residencies, check-out our web-site for the dates for spring and summer residencies (http://www.cretarome.com/#!residency-schedule/c1jwi).

 All best,
Lori-Ann & Paolo
Lori-Ann Touchette and Paolo Porelli