33 Officina Creativa

+39 346-949-6575
Name of Residency: Artist in Residence

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

The residency is open to professional artists at any stage of their career, working in visual arts, photography, film & media arts, performing arts, music, and literature.  Each residency period concludes with an Open Studios day.

The residency is hosted within a deconsecrated 13th Century church (currently a small theatre) and the adjacent building, which also hosts various cultural activities for the community (theater, film screenings, concerts, and workshops).

Residency Programme since: 2012
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: 2008
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 250 Euros/month
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Rome Fiumiciono
    Nearest Train Station: Fara Sabina – Montelibretti
    Street & Number: Piazza Lauretana 3
    Postal Code: 02039
    City: Toffia (RI)
    Country long: Italy
    Piazza Lauretana 3
    Toffia (RI) 02039 Italy
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