Summer Residency Program

Summer Residency Description

The Siena Art Institute’s Summer Residency Program awards accomplished professional artists & writers the opportunity to stay for a month in the beautiful historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.  

The month-long Summer Residency Program grants resident artists a studio space at the Siena Art Institute & a private 1-bedroom apartment in the historic city center of Siena, as well as flight compensation for getting to and from Italy.  Summer 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.

Summer Resident Artists are provided: 

-A private studio at the Siena Art Institute for four weeks.
-A private 1-bedroom apartment in downtown Siena for their month-long stay (one double bed).
-Compensation for flight to and from Italy from country of residence.

In turn, Resident Artists are asked to give back to the Siena Art Institute in several ways: 
-Presenting a public talk about their work upon arrival in Siena.
-Interacting with our program participants through an organized activity, such as an afternoon master-class or critiques of student work.

While not required, Resident Artists 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 Summer 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 ProgramStudio/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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