English, French, Italian, Dutch, Japanese
2 weeks, twice a year
Paid by host 

Some financial aid or work exchange possibilities may be available.

Paid by artist 

€2600 for the 2 week residency.

Application guidelines 

There are current open calls for the spring term between May 15 - 29, 2021 and the fall between October 2 - 16, 2021

Everyone should submit a standard application form and statement of interest. Artists must attach up to 5 images/videos of recent work, writers up to five pages.

The Lemon Tree House Residency

The Lemon Tree House Residency


The Lemon Tree House is an artist residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists, musicians and writers. The aim is to support creative process in a historically rich environment, to allowe devoted time to creative work, and to provide interesting opportunities for cultural exchange and development.

The Lemon Tree House fosters creative growth by providing time, dialogue and space in Tuscany. Writers and artists have the best of both worlds- the freedom to work in peace during the day, with the option to meet up with the group for cocktails, dinner and craft talks with the featured Artists and Writers-in-Residence in the evening. Located in a tranquil hamlet in the Cetona foothills, residents have access to the full grounds, as well as a workspace in their private rooms. The Lemon Tree House encourages a productive experience and is open to those emerging or established in their careers.


There are no overt expectations for the artists.

Accommodation Information 

24 private rooms, most with private bathrooms. They are in shared Italian villas.

Studio Information 

The Lemon Tree House has two raw studio spaces available to visual artists.

Technical Information 

Italian and English library and a printer.


Located in a medieval hamlet in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany. The nearest village is Piazze, the nearest mid-size town is Chiusi. Located between Rome and Florence, both less that two hours away.

Tenuta di Camporsevoli
Le Piazze
53040 Cetona SI
(+33) 07 66 25 51 24

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