Location: Sansepolcro, Italy
Mission: For our residency invest in your artistic practice, from painting and drawing, to writing and music. Our artist residency program allows time for creation, relaxation and connection to a supportive and focused artist community. Set in the hillside of Tuscany, residents become immersed in Italian culture and the rich history of Italy. We invite you to live as an artist and realize your total work. Self-directed projects of all disciplines are supported.
Artist residencies are independent experiences, where artists can work in studio space at the villa and interact with the larger group at meals, throughout the day and during travel. Artists can sign up to eat alongside the group or cook dinner at the villa independently. Artist residents are invited to travel with the group to historic locations once a week. Connect to nature exploring the extensive park systems the villa resides in. Simplify your life and focus on your work. The villa functions as a studio space for residents at all times of day. The villa is within walking distance to the town of Sansepolcro.
We began integrated learning experiences in 2012, in Italy, studying the landscape and architecture with painting and drawing. We continue to provide one of kind journeys to groups from around the world.
Artist Immersion Program 2017 is located in the Tuscan Countryside near Sansepolcro, the site of Piero Della Francesca’s masterpiece “The Resurrection.” Steeped in ancient and artistic history, Sansepolcro is situated 45 minutes from Florence.
We are staying in lovingly restored ancient Tuscan farmhouses on an organic farm, agritourismo, on the edge of a natural reserve. You will be immersed in nature and connected to the landscape.
Day trips include visiting museums and historic landmarks in Florence, Siena and Assisi. Participants also have the option to travel independently.
Cost: The cost of the two-week residency is $1,700 which includes food/ group dinners, airport transfers to the villa from Rome FCO, weekly excursion costs and lodging. Meals over the mid-weekend break and on travel days are not included. For a self catered experience, the cost is $1,300.
Application Fee: n/a
Number of Artists: Up to 15 artists at a time
Length of Stay: 2 weeks
Accommodations: The villa has access to wifi and apartments are private or shared rooms. Private rooms are available for $400 extra for the program timeline. If you are interested in a shared room or rooming with a partner, please email us. Charges for a partner to come along are $900 without food, $1,200 with food. All residents will have access to a kitchen at the villa.
- Open Access to Kitchen
- Walking distance to Sansepolcro
- Spa with sauna and massage parlor
- Common areas/ facilities
- Studio space
Demographic/Medium: Established to emerging artists. For our residency invest in your artistic practice, from painting and drawing, to writing and music.
Benefits: Artist Immersion Program allows you to live as an artist. This concentrated experience gives artists the time and space to deeply learn new skills and techniques for a lifetime. Throughout history, artists have traveled as a way to study the world. In this program, art is integrated into daily ritual and practice, connecting participants to culture, nature, food and learning. The days are paired down to beautiful meals with farm to table ingredients, cultural immersion and response through art making. We work to empower artists to develop self-confidence and sensitivity to the world around them.
- Open studios
- exhibition opportunities
- studio visits
- time & space
- local adventures
- historical excursions
- teaching opportunities
- hiking and outdoor activities
Deadline: April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, 2017