ART in Orvieto program home page

Please stay tuned to this page for updates about the status of ART IN ORVIETO 2022 and feel free to email with any questions.

ART IN ORVIETO is an advanced summer studies program in art, religion, and theology located in Orvieto, Italy, a magnificent hill town 90 minutes north of Rome. The program offers an ecumenical exploration of Christian understandings of the arts. It provides a three-week residency designed for artists, graduate students in relevant fields, and other adult learners interested in engaging the intersection of art, religion and theology.

The acronym ART represents Art, Religion, and Theology, the foci of the program.

ART IN ORVIETO is a program of the Institute for Christian Studies, an affiliate of the Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Ontario.

THE ART IN ORVIETO PROGRAM occupies superbly renovated facilities in the medieval monastery of the Servite Order in Orvieto. The facilities are leased by Gordon College of Wenham, Massachusetts. The Institute for Christian Studies and Gordon College share a common mission on this site: to engage in integrating thought and practice in the arts with theology and the life of faith.

Two Components

Graduate Seminar

Entitled Art, Religion, and Theology: Theologies of Art in the Christian Tradition


Artists' Workshop


Writers' Workshop

More information on these components can be found here


UPDATE: ART in Orvieto 2020 & 2021 were cancelled due to COVID.
Information regarding ART in Orvieto 2022 will be made available in the coming months.

The program takes place in Orvieto, Italy, from JULY 16- AUGUST 6, 2020.

Participants are expected to arrive at the program in Orvieto no later than THURSDAY, JULY 16.

The Seminar and the Workshops begin on FRIDAY, JULY 17.

Participants are expected to depart from the program no later than THURSDAY, AUGUST 6.

For more information about ART IN ORVIETO please contact our registrar Elizabet Aras.