RUC – Rural Residency for Contemporary Art

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RUC supports multicultural dialogue and interdisciplinary exchange between international artists and local traditions in a rural dimension that offers artistic time in solitude and exchanges between peers.
Sited in a remote location, RUC’s isolated beauty is the ideal environment for intellectual work and creates optimal conditions for concentration and creativity, international exchange, friendship, and mutual understanding.
All residents will enjoy full use of the property and all of its amenities, gardens, courtyards, and common spaces.

Residency periods may vary from a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 3 weeks, from April to October.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

RUC is an international artist residency, welcoming artists, musicians and writers from all over the world.
RUC is an estate of 8 hectares (around 20 acres) on the hills, ringed by higher mountains, with a wide meadow and wooded area, a vegetable garden, several fruit trees, and vineyards that produce very refined wines with innovative methods. On this property there are 3 country houses creating a tiny rural community, and 2 villas where artists are hosted, Villa Amati, and Casetta. Headquarters are located at Villa Amati, an early 19thcentury house that offers wide and bright rooms, and studios in a unique set of inspirational common spaces, and a newly restored dependance called the Casetta, a country house with comfort and charme.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Shared Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Cleaning
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Ceramic facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    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
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Production costs
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Gardening
    • Forest Conservation
    • Family Life
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Milan Orio al Serio
    Nearest Train Station: Cividate Camuno
    Street & Number: Via Teatro Romano
    Postal Code: 25040
    City: Cividate Camuno
    Country long: Italy
    Via Teatro Romano
    Cividate Camuno 25040 ITA
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