Associazione Culturale SabinARTi

Name of Residency: Palazzo del Gatto

Our residency program provides creative artists across disciplines, with both emerging and established careers, with the opportunity to create work in a new context, to establish professional contacts and standards and to engage with the community.
Artists are hosted at Palazzo del Gatto, in the medieval village of Casaprota, (Sabine region, in the centre of Italy). They have access to studio and working spaces, located inside the Palazzo and in the large garden with a fantastic inspirational landscape.
Inside the Palazzo, there are four bedrooms, single and double, and three bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, two living rooms, the original storeroom (now a multifunctional space and study hall), and a wine cavern.
The nearby municipal theatre is available for performers, as well as the adjacent exhibition hall.
During their residency, artists are asked to develop a project that establishes a relationship with the territory and/or its inhabitants. Artists have opportunities to interact with locals and to visit the surroundings. At the end of the residency works are exhibited to the community.
Sabinarti also welcomes international groups of artists already involved in a joint project to work together (9 people max.).

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

SabinARTi Cultural Association was created in 2013, by a group of  “new residents” in the rural region of Sabina (center of Italy, 60km north of Rome). These people moved to the country from different experiences all around the world, attracted by the beauty, the culture, the wildness, the magic and the uniqueness of this ancient region, and made it their hometown.

SabinARTi artist-in-residence program, hosted at the association headquarters, the historical “”Palazzo del Gatto””, aims:

  • to support creation and exploration in the arts, while experimenting the interaction between a historical/rural environment and the vision of contemporary art;
  • to promote the historically significant Sabina region, while providing the local population with an opportunity to engage in a cultural exchange with the international art system;
  • to expand the network of local artists encouraging the exchange of experiences with international peers.

SabinARTi also organizes international architectural workshops to develop micro projects, with the participation of inhabitants, students and artists, with the goal of reactivating “energy” in focal points of the territory (rehabilitating abandoned buildings, “highlighting” traditional spots with sculptures or land art, etc.).

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Architecture
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Musical-instruments
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): The fee of a 4-week stay is: – single room: € 420 (+ €100 any additional week); – double room: €750 (+ €180 any additional week); – double room with in-suite bathroom: €800 (+ €190 any additional week). Heating fees can apply if heating is needed.
    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
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci FCO – Roma
    Nearest Train Station: Fara Sabina-Montelibretti
    How to reach by plane: From “”Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci FCO”” (Rome), take a train to Fara Sabina station (it takes about 1h:30). From Fara Sabina station take a bus to Osteria Nuova, we can pick you up there. We can also arrange a drive to Palazzo del Gatto from the airport (€80) or from Fara Sabina station (€25.00). We can provide bus and train schedule.
    How to reach by train: From Roma Tiburtina train station we suggest to take a bus direction Rieti and drop off at Osteria Nuova stop. We can pick you up there. We can provide the bus schedule.
    How to reach by car: Crossroad to Casaprota is at km. 56 on SS4-Salaria (km56 north of Rome). Then follow Google directions.
    Street & Number: Via IV novembre 23-27
    Postal Code: 02030
    City: Casaprota (RI)
    Country long: Italy
    Via IV novembre 23-27
    Casaprota (RI) 02030 ITA
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