CASTRO is an experimental learning program based in Rome.
It provides development opportunities and workspace to artists and researchers. It also runs learning activities and hosts a range of cultural events for and with everyone.
CASTRO’s programming is articulated on 2 independent tracks: one is open to the public and the second to the artists and researchers who win the fellowships.
The CASTRO Studio Program is an educational program which hosts a number of artists and researchers offering them a workspace and activities tailored to the their practice.
An international selection panel of artists and researchers which changes every year selects the participants via open call. Due to the community nature of the activities and of CASTRO itself, the selection is not based on the best potential fellow but on the best potential group.
Amongst the activities are: tutorials, group tutorials, studio visits, guided tours of Rome based on the fellow researches, workshops with local artisans of traditional Roman practices, open studios.
The CASTRO Public Program consists of a set of free activities open to the public such as CRITS, artist talks, screenings and seminars. CASTRO also hosts projects in collaboration with local institutions such as portfolio reviews, workshops and short educational programs.