Studio Residency Program

Studio Residency Description

The Siena Art Institute’s Studio Residency Program awards accomplished professional artists & writers a studio at the Siena Art Institute, located in the beautiful historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.  Residents are granted uninterrupted time to pursue their own independent projects, as well as the opportunity to explore the area of Siena, and interact with the local community.    

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 residency session.  The deadline to apply will be Sept 30 2021.  Please note that the application deadline is midnight ITALIAN TIME Sept 30th.   The residency selection committee will wait until after the Sept 30th deadline to review all received applications and to make their selection decisions.

Studio residencies can be scheduled throughout the year, dependent on availability. 

 Studio Resident Artists are provided: 

-A private studio at The Siena Art Institute for one month.

-A 1-bedroom apartment in the historic center of Siena is available at the cost of €950. Includes utilities, standard speed wifi and heating. Please note the apartment will not have A/C, dishwasher or washing machine.  Other housing arrangements may be possible for an artist who wishes to be accompanied by their family.  More details on accommodations can be found on the Studio Residency Housing page.  Please contact us for more info at (

While not required, Studio Resident Artists and Writers are also invited to:
-Hold at one or more open studios/exhibitions/performances/screenings during their residency.  
-Lead workshops with the Siena Art Institute’s summer program participants or members of the local community.  

The Siena Art Institute’s Residents are a valuable component of our programming, providing insight and inspiration to our program participants and the local community through the addition of their expertise, energy, and unique perspectives.  We welcome all types of artists and writers to apply for our residency program, including but not limited to 2-D, 3-D, video, poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Our "Residency Application" can be completed online at this link:  

You can indicate on this online application form which of our residency programs you wish to be considered for (Summer Residency Program, Studio/Casa Residency Program, and/or Studio Residency Program.)  If you are applying for more than one of our residency programs in the same year, simply indicate this on your application form. You do not need to send multiple applications or send us more than one application fee per year.

The online application includes:
-Residency Application General Information Form
-Residency Statements (Project Proposal and Artist Statement)
-$30 Application Fee

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