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RUC Rural Residency for Contemporary Art

Emerging Program member

RUC is an international artist residency, strongly rooted in its territory but aiming to enhance multicultural dialogue and interdisciplinary exchange between international artists and local rural traditions.
RUC is sited in a remote location that with its isolated beauty and strong roots in ancient local traditions will offer the ideal environment for intellectual work while creating optimal conditions for concentration and creativity, international exchange, friendship, and mutual understanding.

In 2011, the Cariplo Foundation founded the Cultural District of Valcamonica as an instrument for the development of the territory, and a laboratory for arts and culture. Our residency program is part of this platform. Thanks to the network developed by the Cultural District of Valcamonica residents can enhance creative potential through the discovery of history, art, craftsmanship, and local traditions of an ancient rural community yet ever more aware of the international contemporary art scene.

We will organize presentation opportunities and events both within the local community and outside, as well as meetings with our fellow artists and connections with international art galleries and curators.


25040 Cividate Camuno, Brescia: Italy

RUC is located in the Italian Alps, in Lombardy, in the Valcamonica valley. Milan is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away by car or public transport. The international airport of Milan Orio al Serio can be reached in around 40 minutes. 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 hosting the artists. All guests will enjoy full use of the property and all of its amenities, gardens, courtyards, and common spaces.

Contact Information

Cividate Camuno, Brescia 25040