Creative Retreat

Mastronauta Omegna

Besides the artist residency open call, we have a new program open to all those who are looking for a stimulating place for their creative practice and research.

Whether you like to develop a new creative project, write a book, energize your creative confidence, regenerate a burnt out mind or simply refresh your creativity, then this program is for you!

Guests have at their disposal a large and charming post-industrial environment with a large and functional living space, equipped common kitchen, studio zone and a small library of art books.

The rooms are bright , with a comfortable natural temperature.

The dormitory area has a small room with 3 beds and a big room with 4 beds. All the beds are bunk, maximum 4 guests are welcomed at a time.

If you need you can request an atelier studio.

The WI-FI network is available free of charge, while scanner, printer, plotter, video projector, audio speakers, washing machine can be used paying a little fee.

Mastronauta is in Omegna, a small town overlooking the fairy ORTA lake, a land of ancient beauty immersed in the untainted subalpine landscape

Omegna had been known as the household district thanks to the presence of prestigious companies such as Alessi, Bialetti (moka), Lagostina (pressure pot), Piazza and Girmi.

Now there are still few production sites and for a few years a gradual process of urban redevelopment is taking place, also from a tourist point of view.

The history of local industries is now preserved at the Forum di Omegna, which also promotes numerous educational activities inspired by Gianni Rodari, a well-known writer who was born and spent his childhood in Omegna.

The nearby Valle Strona is instead known as the “wood valley” and it is the land where the first Pinocchio wooden toy Pinocchio were born, still produced today.

Once in Omegna then you can easily take a look at the beautiful beachs of Orta lake, swimming, hiking, Orta, Pettenasco, Verbania, lake Maggiore, Isola di San Giulio, Isole Borromee, Mottarone a mountain with a 360° panorama on the Alps and lakes, Monte Rosa, Domodossola or reach Milano in 1 hour by train.

If you like we can well assist you for cultural exploration trips around the region. In case you will have no car, we can even make pick you up and drive wherever you want as extra service.


Send to info@mastronauta.it your complete CV of Portfolio and a brief description of the creative project that you would like to develop during your stay, specifying any need for materials, special tools and places that you would like to explore.

Also indicate the period and duration in which you would like to stay

We will respond by giving you confirmation of availability and indicating the total amount. There are reduction for students or you can come as working guest.


  • Il servizio è attivo dal 20 Maggio al 20 Settembre
  • L'accesso alla struttura è tramite scale

Guests, if interested, shall review of their project with our artistic director and creative coach.

Andrea Ruschetti

With a background of economic studies and several experiences in the R & D, marketing, business communication and management of cultural events, he worked as a buyer at Alessi spa (2000-2003) and then (2003-2016) was a-head of Ludiko, La Nuova Faro's toys R&D department, with which he created the "Pups.it" (2005) a toys design project which collected international awards in the field of arts and design, among which the selection by the MOMA’s catalogue (New York and Tokyo).. Since 2001 he is leading the Associazione Culturale Mastronauta promoting and curating workshops, events, exhibitions and the artist residency project C.A.R.S. - Cusio Artist Residency Space - www.carsomegna.com

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