Italy - 2017 Residence and retreat for artists

La Macina di San Cresci offers a unique opportunity for artists to work in historical artist studio. We warmly welcome artists to create new work in a peaceful country setting. Find inspiration in the timeless Tuscan countryside! Live and work in the shadow of the oldest church in all of Chianti, built in the 10th century, painstakingly restored by two lifelong art lovers skilled in design and architecture. La Macina di San Cresci overlooks the classic Tuscan town of Greve in Chianti and is located just a short drive from Florence and Siena.
Are invited to apply for the residency artists working in the following creative disciplines: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music ( there is a restored organ available in the church), interdisciplinary, design and architecture.
La Macina staff work closely with each resident to facilitate the space, knowledge and collaborative opportunities with artists, curators, local residents and other organizations necessary for their work.
At La Macina, artists can find whatever sort of process they need; we have a thriving and close-knit community made up of visiting artists and local friends, but there is plenty of peace and quiet for those who seek relaxation and escape. Artists will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas on outings to local sites with cultural and historical significance. We are happy to arrange other activities, like Italian language lessons and cooking classes. We actively promote the work of all our artists through exhibition, open studios, and features on our website and social media. We also publish a yearbook called “The Artistic Time” in order to share the work of all our resident artists with our network.
La Macina di San Cresci closely collaborates with University of Florence, Tuscany Region, Municipality of Greve in Chianti and Tuscany Film Commission to the realization of artistic projects, land art, street art, videomapping.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Applicants are invited based upon resume, compatibility and stated artistic intentions.
Decisions are made by a committee composed of representatives from the Municipality of Greve in Chianti and a staff of artists and professionals.
Residency applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time.
How to apply : http://www.chianticom.com/index.php/en/worshop
Apply now (NO FEE TO APPLY) !
Partners and families are welcome!
For further information please visit our website where you can find a gallery of pictures and videos of the residency, a list of exhibitions and past guest artists, and you can browse our yearbooks and read testimonials in the Guest Book.

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions: info@chianticom.com