Siena Art Institute
The Siena Art Institute’s Residency Programs award accomplished professional artists & writers the opportunity to stay for a month in the beautiful historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Throughout the year, professional artists and writers are guests of the Siena Art Institute as Residents, Project Fellows, and Visiting Artists and Writers. DIRECT APPLICATIONS ARE accepted for the Summer Residency Program, Studio/Casa Residency Program, and Studio Residency Program, which provide a month-long stay in Siena. (The Siena Art Institute does not accept direct applications for the Visiting Artist Program or the Project Fellowships.)
The Siena Art Institute’s residency program is especially suited for creative professionals whose work explores cultural crossroads, boundaries, communication, and/or the subject of art’s social impact. Resident Artists are asked to give back to The Siena Art Institute in several ways:
- Presenting a public talk about their work.
- Holding a formal critique with the Siena Art Institute's program participants.
While not required, Summer Resident Artists are also invited to:
- Hold at one or more open studios/performances/screenings during their residency.
- Lead workshops with the Siena Art Institute’s summer program participants or members of the local community.
Presentation / Open Studio / Performance / Screening / Masterclass
Private studio within the Siena Art Institute’s building. The studio is appx 3.5 m x 4m, with overhead florescent lighting and a window to the outside.
A private 1-bedroom apartment in downtown Siena for one month-long stay (one double bed)
Facilities include: darkroom, ceramics studio, library, and more