Throughout the year, professional artists are guests of the Siena Art Institute as Visiting Artists, Summer Resident Artists, and Project Fellows.
Each year, the Siena Art Institute Onlus invites 1 professional artist or collaborative team to realize an artistic project in the Fall Semester designed to capitalize on Siena's resources, culture, and community. These Fall Project Fellowships are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.
Project Fellows are a valuable component of the Siena Art Institute by providing insight and inspiration to our program participants and the local community. They are asked to give a public presentation upon their arrival in Siena to introduce themselves and their work to our community. They are also asked to hold a formal critique session with our students. Depending on the nature of the Fellows' projects, students and/or community members may be invited to be project participants.
Fall Project Fellowship candidates are selected from around the world through an invitation-only nomination process. The Siena Art Institute does not accept direct applications for our Project Fellowships. However, direct applications are accepted for our Summer Residency Program, Studio/Casa Residency Program, and Studio Residency Program.
- Kathy Butterly: Visual Artist, USA
Selected as the Siena Art Institute's 2018 Fall Project Fellow, Kathy Butterly is coming for a research trip as a Visiting Artist during the Fall 2017 semester as part of our new initiative connecting contemporary artists with Sienese craft/artisanal practices and new technologies.
Fall 2016: "The Seeming endless path of memory"
Fall 2015: “Alveare" (Hive)
- Ellen Driscoll: Visual Artist, USA
Fall 2014: Orientamenti: Reshaping Past Traditions
- Wafa Hourani: Visual Artist, Palestine
Fall 2013: Above/Below Ground
Fall 2012: L'Eclisse Redux
- James Voorhies : Curator and Art Historian, USA