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Founded 2012
Rome, Italy


The non-profit organization CRETA Rome is an international art center. The Italian word for clay "creta" 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 & the arts. c.r.e.t.a. rome was created to serve as a point of encounter for international exchange between artists, collectors, donors and the public. Founded in 2012, c.r.e.t.a. Rome has hosted more than 140 artists in residence in the past seven years, with applicants from 37 different countries including Australia, the U.K., Ireland, Europe, Scandanavia, Asia, the Middle East and North & South America. CRETA Rome promotes ceramics and the arts through residencies, workshops, demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions. Participation in art initiatives expands our presence in Rome and internationally.

Local Information

CRETA Rome has two locations: one in the heart of the historical center of Rome and another in the countryside. The historical center studio is located in the mid 16th-century Palazzo Delfini, just blocks from the Capitoline Hill on one side and the Pantheon on the other. Three 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. Housing is in the historical center or nearby Trastevere. CRETA 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 families are welcome.

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