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- Welcome / Benvenuti -

Residencies 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. Hosted by Karin Giusti Studio, our residencies are curated with the intention of carefully suiting individuals to the unique environment and resources we can offer at the artist studio, overlooking the medieval town of Popoli boasting a colourful ancient and cultural history with the springs of Pescara rivers a stone throw away and a one hour drive from Rome.


Popoli, Italy


Artist, sculptor and public art innovator, Karin F. Giusti works and lives between United States and Italy. She holds Masters in Sculpture from Yale University and a Bachelors from University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her parents were Italian from Tuscany, she fell in love with Italy and has established her Italian studio in Popoli, Abruzzo, providing a creative space for artists and writers in residence, with the studio overlooking the medieval town of Popoli, with the castle dating back to the tenth century and seven churches built between 13th and 18th century and a nature reserve.



The residencies program is curated with the intention of carefully suiting individuals to the unique environment and resources we can offer summarised below.


Artist in Residence

Self catering and community cooking with the full use of our shared kitchen facility, stocked with local refreshments and weekly groceries.


River of Pescara Rivers

Relax in the springs of Pescara rivers, a natural wildlife sanctuary a stone throw away from the artists-in-residence studio.


View from the Studio

The studio of the artist, sculptor and public art innovator, Karin F. Giusti provides a creative space for artists in residence.


Explore Popoli

Popoli is the hometown of Corradino D’Ascanio, inventor of the helicopter and designer of the Piaggio Vespa inspired by insects of the same name.


Popoli Medieval Town

Fall in love with Popoli, a medieval town boasting a colourful history as the ancient centre of the Pelegni, surrounded by Pescara river and Mount Morrone.

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Airport / Train Shuttle

A courtesy airport transfer shuttle between Rome and Popoli or local train station is available on request. 

- OPEN CALL 2022 -

Open Call for Artists and Writers, apply hereOpen Call applications are reviewed by a distinguished international Committee of curators, comprised of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across disciplines.


COVID information for travelling from abroad can be found in English on the website of the Ministero della Salute!

- Travel Arrangements -

Enrolled Artists in Residence are solely responsible for their travel itinerary and any insurance coverage. Courtesy transfer shuttle for Rome airports (Fiumicino/Ciampino) or local train station on request. 


- Travel Expenses -

Most governments have grants to support artists and if you want to make use of such grants in your country, we are happy to assist you by writing an official artists-in-residence acceptance letter to help offset travel expenses.

- Solitude / Social -

Subject to the current COVID protocol and restrictions, artists in residence can choose to work, cook, and eat in solitude or in a social community setup.

Until we can work, dream, cook, and laugh together, stay safe everybody!

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