Art Aia-Creatives/In/Residence

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Art Aia- Creatives/ In/ Residence
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AbbreviationArt Aia
FounderGiovanni Morassutti
TypeItalian cultural Center and Artist-in-Residence organization
PurposeCultural exchange and Artistic practices
HeadquartersSesto al Reghena
Friuli Venezia Giulia
AffiliationsArt Aia-La Dolce Berlin
WebsiteOfficial website

Art Aia - Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency[1][2] located near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It's a place for artistic production and research that focuses on the development of the creative process and facilitates cultural exchange across borders.


Art Aia - Creatives / In / Residence is located three kilometers from Sesto al Reghena, in the locality of "Banduzzo" (which in local dialect means "Place Banned") and from the mid-nineteenth century has been an agricultural center of the Morassutti Family.[3]

The small Church of St. Anthony of Padua[edit]

The small Church of St. Anthony of Padua

In the garden of Art Aia - Creatives / In / Residence stands the nineteenth century Church of St. Anthony of Padua,[4] erected by the owners of these lands and it contains the contemporary altar-piece which represents Saint John the Baptist and Saint Antony of Padua.


Art Aia - Creatives / In / Residence currently promotes cultural and artistic activities at a local and international level. In the past few years several teaching artists have been collaborating with the venue like American Master Drama Teacher John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg, who held two International acting workshops[5] as well as Italo-Palestinian artist Mustafa Sabbagh who tought a photography masterclass[6] in 2014. Several artist collectives have also been hosted in the center like Marsala 11[7] and the Institut für Alles Mögliche of Berlin[8] among others.


Art Aia studio

Art Aia Creatives / In / Residence has various working spaces[2] at the disposal of the visiting artists. Spacious rooms and outdoor spaces are available for production, exhibiting, exchange and leisure, including the Art Aia guest house, the Art Aia studio, the garden, the multi purpose and cross-diciplinary art centre (in progress), the Art Aia rehearsal space, the fields and the vineyard where installations and performances can be realised.


Cross-disciplinary Artist Residency Program

Every summer, Art Aia-Creatives / In / Residence, offers a cross-disciplinary Artist in Residence program open to international artists that culminates with an exhibiting event which is generally open to the local public.

Arts Territory Exchange Residency in Sustainable Practice

Since 2018, Art Aia - Creatives / In / Residence collaborates with the Arts Territory Exchange in the Residency in Sustainable Practice which is an off-shoot programme that has been formed in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA). Two artists per year have the opportunity to develop their practices in relation to ideas of ecology and sustainability by attending a one week residency at the Italian art center.

Berlin location[edit]

In 2016 was founded[9] in Berlin, Art Aia-La Dolce Berlin,[10] which is a project space in the turkish area of Wedding that hosts artists from all over the world and give them an opportunity to showcase their work. Art Aia -La Dolce Berlin promotes Friulian wine[11] and food as well and it is the German location of Art Aia.


  1. ^ "Art Aia, l'antica stalla diventa centro creativo per le Mappe fluide". Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  2. ^ a b "OBIETTIVO FRIULI". Rai Friuli Venezia Giulia Broadcast 26/09/2018- ITA. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  3. ^ "Patrimonio Culturale-Friuli Venezia Giulia". ERPAC.
  4. ^ "Comune di Sesto al Reghena". (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  5. ^ "Workshop di recitazione con John Strasberg". Messaggero Veneto (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  6. ^ "L'arte del fotografo Sabbagh". Messaggero Veneto (in Italian). 2015-01-10. Retrieved 2018-07-27 – via Art Aia.
  7. ^ "Mappe fluide". Artribune (in Italian). 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  8. ^ "A Sesto scambio di idee con un picnic d'artista". Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  9. ^ "Imprint". La Dolce Berlin. 2016-11-29. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  10. ^ "La Dolce Berlin". La Dolce Berlin. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  11. ^ "La dolce Berlin: un aperitivo all'insegna dell'arte". Retrieved 2018-11-04.

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Coordinates: 45°51′33″N 12°47′13″E / 45.8591703°N 12.786933°E / 45.8591703; 12.786933