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- Welcome / Benvenuti -

We are the Smart Curators, established in 2018 - curating Open Call Residencies in Italy for the spring, summer, and fall sessions, suited for emerging and established artists and writers. Accompanied by international Exhibitions in Virtual and True Reality. Joined up with our unique annual Festivals, co-creating with local and international artists, curated for anyone to tune in.

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Built on the foundation of creative democracy, our residencies, exhibitions, and festivals are carefully curated events. The sessions are curated by a body of creatives comprised of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across disciplines. 

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(sm)art residencies

Open Call sessions for emerging and established artists with focus on Visual Art, Sculpture, Literature.

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International collectors and art lovers can visit our exhibition spaces anytime, anywhere.

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Be inspired by artists and creatives. Because the world needs them now more than ever!


Artists-in-Residence programs give artists and writers the opportunity to live and work outside of their usual environments, providing them with time to reflect, research, or produce work. Where study abroad programs afford young people the time and resources to focus on their work, we welcome artists of all levels and provide them a space where they can create a deep, meaningful and transitional impact on their life and work.

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- Sessions since 2018 -


Working, dreaming, cooking, and laughing together.

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  New Sessions in 2022!

Popoli | Calcata

New sessions in 2022, open to artists with focus on Visual Arts, Sculpture, Literature, and Poetry. Curated with the intention of carefully suiting individuals to the unique environment and resources we can offer at Karin Giusto Studio in Popoli, and the Bohemian artists community in Calcata.

The medieval settings of Popoli, and Calcata provide an opportunity for artists and writers to live and work outside of their usual environments, providing them with time to reflect, research, or produce work.

Open Call for artists and writers, apply here.

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In partnership with Art Gate VR, we are exhibiting our artists beyond brick and mortar spaces in a virtual reality arts community and marketplace. Our aim is to make it easy for international collectors and art lovers to visit our exhibition spaces in true reality, and virtual reality anytime, anywhere.

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The Meta Biennale


- Paintings -

Adi Atassi (Fine Artist. The Hidden Vocabulary. Room I & II)

Rosie McGurran (Artist R.U.A. The Inishlacken Project. Room I & III)

Ingrid Christensen (Artist. Nude Stripped Bare. Room I)


- Public Art -

Karin F. Giusti (Public Art Innovator. Dreamweave. Room I)


- Photography -

Keith Thomson (City Photography. En Plein Air. Room IV)

Niaz Maleknia (Photo Documentary. Play With Me. Room V)

Gero Cacciatore (Fotografo. Berlin Recordings. Room IV)


- Performance -

Teresa Albor (Artist. Against Wisdom. Room I)

Sam J. Grudgings (Poet. My Name is Dispute. Room I)

Dead Frogs (Experimental Music. A New Reality. Room I)

Riccardo Meneghini (Dance Artist. The Tree. Room I)

Free entry to the exhibition through the Art Gate Lobby

Extended Exhibition Spaces
until the end of Feb 2022!

Second Edition Festival
Metaverse Sessions

Sponsored by

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 Sam Grudgings at Smart Festival 21
 Gavin Irvine at Smart Festival 21

- Smart Festivals -

We bring to you our second edition festival brought to you on 19-20 Feb 2022, from Popoli and Spoleto, Italy. Co-creating and dreaming with fellow artists and creatives from around the world, curated for anyone to tune in and interact with the artists during live-streaming sessions.


Responding to the pandemic lockdown last year in Feb 2021, we launched our first edition Festival.


"We travelled around the world in a digital way, until we can restart something that is in our human nature: the arts, the culture, the cinemas, the social, the travel, the discovery, the dreaming ..." - Vitor Pereira -

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First edition [sm]art Keystones 21 

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