Deadline: 15/07/2018

RUC - Rural Residency for Contemporary Art

Enhance creativity and concentration while discovering the magic of rural life in the Italian Alps.

RUC is an international artist residency located in a remote estate in the Italian Alps that with its isolated beauty and its strong roots in ancient local traditions will offer the ideal environment for intellectual work while creating optimal conditions for concentration and creativity, international exchange, friendship, and mutual understanding.

RUC believes in supporting artists development through reconnecting with nature. 

RUC offers a program that plunges residents in a rural dimension, aiming to enhance creative potential through the discovery of history, art, craftsmanship, and local traditions of an ancient rural community yet more and more aware of the international contemporary art scene.

The residency is open worldwide to visual artists, musicians, and writers.

Art, History, and Craftsmanship
We will introduce residents to the valley’s cultural heritage, tailoring on their interests in-depth itineraries on archeology, history, art, and workshops on discovering ancient local rural professions.

Nature and Wilderness Discovery
Residents will learn the secrets of local horticulture, winery, and gastronomy. They will be lead to trekking itineraries that will unveil the beauty and wilderness of the mountains of one of the very few Italian sites still untouched by tourism.

International Dialogue
We will organize presentation opportunities and events both within the local community and outside, as well as meetings with our fellow artists and connections with international art galleries and curators.

RUC is an estate of 8 hectares (around 20 acres) on the hills, ringed by higher mountains, with a wide meadow and wood area, a vegetable garden, several fruit trees, and vineyards that produce very refined wines with innovative methods.

On the property there is a small hamlet: 3 country houses creating a tiny rural community, and 2 villas hosting the artists. In the villas there are 3 private studios available to the artists, 1 big shared studio space, and 2 further studios within private rooms with desk. 

Fall Residency 2018 - September 1 to October 15 (2-weeks minimum stay).

Residency Fee: €1,600 per 1-month Residency

Please provide the following: Artist Statement, Résumé, List of 10 Artworks.

Submission deadline by July 15, 2018

RUC - Rural Residency for Contemporary Art

RUC - Rural Residency for Contemporary Art


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