33 Officina Creativa

General information

Brief description of organisation

33 Officina Creativa (33OC) is a young nonprofit cultural association based in Toffia, Italy with the aims of diffusing contemporary art and preserving local cultural heritage, especially amongst the younger generations. This is achieved through international artistic exchanges and promotion activities that enable the inclusion of the territory in which the association operates into a broader cultural horizon.

33OC is a cultural collective which hosts an international Artist Residency program and produces theatre and music performances, film programs, workshops, classes and other public programs. It aims to operate as a regenerative social and cultural meeting place while becoming a discussion platform for artistic production.

Our goal is to preserve the diversity of nature and culture of Sabina region and to prevent the museification of Toffia – a small and quiet medieval hilltop village in the middle of Sabina – by offering a shared place of cultural and social exploration for national and international artists, the local community and people from various cultural fields.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

33 Officina Creativa (33OC) Artist Residency program was developed to become a space & community where international artists can share places, experiences and sensibilities. Conceived of as a regenerative intercultural meeting place, residency is aimed at international artists who are enthusiastic about working within Toffia´s environment.

The residency is open to individual professional artists at any stage of their career, working in visual arts, photography, environmental arts, film & video, media arts, performing arts, music and literature. Resident artists will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the community and fellow artists with an informal presentation of their previous work at the beginning of the residency. Each residency period concludes with an Open Studios day.

The residency is hosted within a renovated 13th Century church/theatre and adjacent building, which also hosts various cultural activities for the community (theater, film screenings, concerts and various classes.) Located in Toffia – a small and quiet medieval hilltop village in the middle of Sabina, an olive oil producing area about 60km NE of Rome, Italy.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Film Making
  • Environmental art
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

250 Euros/month per artist

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Other

Open Studios

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • theatre
Number of studios


  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Italian
Other activities happening at the space
  • theatre performances, music concerts

How to reach

Nearest airport

Rome Fiumiciono

Contact information

33 Officina Creativa
Piazza Lauretana 3
02039 Toffia (RI)


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