33OC is an artist-run non-profit association, managing a theater and program of international artist residencies located in Toffia — a small medieval village perched on a rock 60Km NE of Rome. Our small residency program offers professional artists the time and space to work in the pastoral landscape of Sabina region and to explore the lesser known rural culture of Italy.
The residency is located in a deconsecrated 13th Century church – currently an active theater and in its adjacent building. Artists are offered access to the theater, multi-purpose work spaces, and shared living quarters.
Duration of residency
Spring session: March, April, May, and June
33OC hosts up to 3 artists at one time. We provide SHARED accommodation (two large bedrooms which can sleep two people each). Blankets, towels and linens are provided.
33OC being housed in a medieval building the rooms aren’t equipped with private bath: a shared shower & toilets with sinks are available on the first floor.
A large well-equipped kitchen is available for use on a self-catering basis to all artists in residence. The kitchen is stocked with basic ingredients: coffee, sugar, spices etc. available for the use of the artists. Artists are responsible for the costs of all personal items and additional food items. The living space is equipped with Wi-Fi. Due to structural characteristics of the building Wi-Fi access is available only in the bedrooms & kitchen area. It should be noted that in the colder months heating is VERY limited.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The residency is open to professional artists working in: visual arts, puppetry/marionettes (all forms), photography, film & video, media arts, performing arts, music/sound art and literature*. Each residency period concludes with an Open Studios day.
* Please note that we cannot provide facilities for printmaking, sculpture, ceramics or large-scale painting.
The entire theater and the adjacent spaces are put at the disposal of the artists in residence. We use the spaces organically based on what activities are taking place in the theater and the work needs of the resident artists. We provide multi-use spaces and equipment which artists need to coordinate usage upon arrival with the Residency Manager and the other artists-in-residence. Artists should be flexible and respectful towards others and creative in adapting spaces to your needs. A small but supportive network of people who will assist you in any way possible to make your stay productive and enjoyable.
Fees and support
Paid by Host
Accommodation & work spaces. Utilities & administrative costs, internet service.
Paid by Artist
33OC is a nonprofit organization currently functioning without any external financing. At the moment, we can continue to host artists only on a fee basis. The cost is 250 Euros/month per artist. Residents are responsible for their travel, work materials, food and personal expenses during the residency.
Expectations towards the artist
Expectations from the artists
Each residency period concludes with an Open Studios day, an occasion for the artists to display the work produced while in residence and to share their experience in a casual encounter with the public.