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RomeArtProgram – Summer Program – Apply Now!

RomeArtProgram: only few days left till Jan20 deadline to apply for RAP Summer Program
Limited Number $1000 and $500 Scholarships available.

Application Requirements:
—Complete our online application form
—Pay $35 non-refundable application fee
—Upload 6 images from your portfolio demonstrating your artistic practice (images submitted as JPEG files* smaller than 1mb file size)
—A letter of recommendation from a college professor or art professional (email is accepted if sent from a recognized college or business address)

Please contact us for further info.

When you have all the above information ready go to RAP website “apply now” page to begin the process.

RomeArtProgram : Art As Power



From the Program’s start -summer 2009- RomeArtProgram have selected Jill Sarver as the first 2009 student alumna; here her memories from that time:
–> Jill : “Little did I know that my weeks in Rome would profoundly impact my approach and process for years to come.  Visiting the Hall of the Emperors in the Capitoline Museum was an especially important experience for me, being that I’ve always had a love of archaeology and portraiture.
To this day, portraits from Late Republican Rome continue to influence my work and I love sharing the opportunity to create in that same place, with my students. One my first impressions of Rome was the sheer scale of the ruins.
From the Emperors to the Popes, to Mussolini, each ruling power was sure to leave its mark upon the city.”
Jill received her B.F.A in Painting In 2003, and B.A. in Spanish from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; after she earned her M.A. in Painting and Drawing from Eastern Illinois University, then she taught in the U.S. and in Spain, completed a 2-month residency at the Chautauqua Institution and received her M.F.A. in 2010 from Western Connecticut State University. It was during this period that she studied with RAP (summer 2009).
The program had a profound impact on Jill’s graduate work and set her on the path to where she works today.
After graduate school Jill served as Visual Arts Manager at Westport Arts Center (Westport 2011 – 2016); there she managed the gallery and organized exhibitions, from Eric Fischl to Chuck Close, maintaining her love of teaching drawing classes, and coming to Rome as visiting artist to RomeArtProgram (RAP 2015).
Jill looks forward to sharing her passion for art and love of the city with new RAP students each summer.


Tristan Barlow @ AnitaRogersGallery New York
Tristan Barlow (RAP) and Hans Neleman duo show – On View January 10 – February 11, 2017 – Gallery Private Reception with the Artists: Tue, Jan 17, 6-8pm.
Tristan is an American artist who joined the RomeArtProgram and assisted Creative Director Carole Robb in 2011 and in 2012 -RAP Florence and Rome- before taking his Fine Art Masters Degree at the London Slade School in 2015.
Tristan has been sorted out for the John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, open to all painters in the UK (54 artists shortlisted for the JMPPE exhibition selected by an independent jury) the exhibition is part of Liverpool Biennial.   Tristan also studied at the New York Studio School with Carole Robb and at University of Southern Mississippi, was awarded the Red Mansion Art Prize 2014 and the Barto dos Santos Memorial Award 2015.
AnitaRogersGallery: 77 Mercer Street #2N, New York.

#romeartprogram   –   Rome Art Program – Art As Power

Rome Art Program – Art as Power
Entering a ninth year as a not-for-profit educational program Rome Art Program offers a compelling and unique series of exciting, challenging and intensive courses which encourage ambitious young students, including those studying art history & artists wishing to renew their studio practice, to return to the street and paint directly from first hand observation.
Guided by an internationally acclaimed faculty of artists and art historians, our students become part of the fabric of the city, discovering the real Rome as they live, work and study in the historic streets of central Rome and Trastevere.
***** Full 8 Week Program
Includes field trip to Florence, Pompeii & Venice
June 1 – July 28 2017 ;
***** June 4 Week Program
Includes field trip to Florence
June 1 – June 29 2017 ;
***** July 4 Week Program
Includes field trip to Pompeii
June 30 – July 28 2017 .
A limited number of $1,000 work study scholarships are available.

The Program’s ideology is based on the compelling impact that firsthand observation and perception have on drawing and painting. Students will work on location taking their inspiration from the evocative ruins, churches, Renaissance palaces, museums, streets and gardens that constitute the Italian landscape. Critiques and lectures will lend insight and prompt a deeper knowledge of each student’s artistic journey. Guiding students through important sites, distinguished art historians will illuminate the significance of historic places and periods.
The Rome Art Program welcomes students pursuing their BA and MFA degrees in Studio Art, as well as artists looking to renew their studio practice. Working plein-air, where the street and garden become the studio, profoundly impacts the focus and output of our participants.
Please note our application deadline for the 2017 sessions is January 20, 2017.
Rome Art Program – Art as Power