Studio Residency Program

Studio Residency Housing

  •  For Studio Resident Artists and Writers, a 1-bedroom apartment in the historic center of Siena is available at the cost of €950. The apartment is furnished with a kitchen, private bathroom, and has one double bed. The monthly rental fee includes utilities.
  • Other housing arrangements may be possible for a Resident who wishes to be accompanied by their family, with prior notification (please indicate this on the statement in your appliation form).  
  • The apartment will be a within the city center, appx 10-20 minutes walk from our building where the Resident’s studio is located. 
  • The apartment will be supplied with linens, basic kitchen utensils and dishes, hot water, electricity, and (during winter months) heating.
  • The apartment does not have air conditioning and artists are responsible for their own meals. 
  • The apartment does have wifi internet access but it is not high-speed.
  • The apartment is non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted indoors. 
  • The Studio Resident’s contract specifies that they will not cause any permanent damage to the apartment. The artist will be liable for any damage to the apartment or any lost keys. 
  • The Resident will need to pay a €100 security deposit in cash upon arrival to ensure against any damage to the apartment, studio, or furnishings.  This will be returned to you the day before your departure from Siena, provided no damage has occured.
  • Invited applicants are requested to inform us as soon as possible of any physical limitations to ensure that suitable accommodation is provided. Most Siena apartments involve flights of stairs and narrow doorways.
  • Studio Residents are not permitted to host overnight guests in their apartment. Studio Residents may be accompanied by their spouse/life-partner or family with prior approval. The Siena Art Institute is unable to accommodate guests, children, or pets. 

Sart life

  • Ellen Driscoll

  • Elaine Tin Nyo, Summer Resident Artist 2015

  • Angela Dufresne - Visiting Artist, january 2015

  • Orientamenti project

  • Above/Below Ground