The Artist Residency program was conceived of as a regenerative intercultural meeting place, where international artists can share experiences and sensibilities. The residency is aimed particularly at international artists who are enthusiastic about working within Toffia’s environment. The program offers artists the opportunity to confront new ideas or experiment with their work and the particular territory of Sabina region.
The residency is open to individual professional artists working in visual arts, photography, film & video, music/sound art, media arts, performing arts/puppetry/marionettes, and creative writing*. Each residency period concludes with an Open Studios day.
* Please note that we cannot provide facilities for printmaking, sculpture, ceramics or large-scale painting.
Located in Toffia (RI) – a small and quiet medieval hilltop village in the middle of Sabina – about 60 km NE of Rome. The residency is hosted within a deconsecrated 13th Century church – now an active theater which also hosts theater performances and concerts for the community – and the adjacent building.
Spring session: April, May.
Autumn session: September, October, and November.
Paid by Host
Accommodation & studio spaces. Utilities & administrative costs, internet access.
Paid by Artist
At the moment, we can continue to host artists only on a fee basis. The cost is 250 Euros/month per person. Residents are responsible for their travel, work materials, food and personal expenses during the residency.
Application deadline for Autumn 2022
Deadline: June 30, 2022 (Midnight, Central European Time)
We accept only applications made through the link below.
The residencies are intended as professional development opportunities for contemporary artists. Artistic merit is the basis for all selections. Proposals for our self-directed creative residency must be compatible with our location and the available workspaces, facilities and resources.
Please Note: Accepted applicants must be able to speak and understand English.