Ancora del Chianti – Art Retreat in Tuscany

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Name of Residency: At Ancora del Chianti – Art Retreat in Tuscany

The focus of the programme is creating a favourable ambience for artists to develop their own personal project or in collaboration with other artists, providing a comfortable, international and blissful natural enviroment, encouraging human relations on an artistic and personal level. This experience also provides an opportunity to be out of your normal routine, to be on your own schedule and without the distractions of every day life. Artist will work at their projects while living at a working farm. If they wish they may be activly  involved in farming with the family as part of their experience in Tuscany together with art and culture. For artists we can provide info on major art events in the region and arrange painting classes, Italian classes, food & wine tours, cooking classes and guided tours of major art cities.

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

Ancora del Chianti – Art Retreat in Tuscany is a stone hilltop farmhouse close to the main city of Florence and Siena with spectacular viewover the valley of Greve in Chianti but at the same time quite secluded where beauty, silence and nature invite to contemplation and inner search. It operates as venue for events and off site meetings, residential workshops (art, yoga, creative writing…) and art residence in Tuscany for solo artists, couples and small groups willing to share a creative and intensive inspiring residency experience in a privileged working space with stunning view over the valley of Greve in Chianti and the Florentine hills. Artists can benefit of the relaxing atmosphere of the blissful garden, a deep immersion in the Italian culture due to the proximity with major art sites and cultural cities at short distance and the interaction with the local and international people and artists. The panoramic and luminous studio created in a separate building from the accommodation is open day and night. The studio has air conditioning and wood heated floor and can be for exclusive use or shared with other local and foreign artists for an inspiring and fruitful art stay in Tuscany. Artist-in-residence programs are for 1 week minimum and include shared or exclusive use of the studio with view, accommodation and meals on request. Ancora del Chianti – Art Retreat in Tuscany operates also as country family B&B. We offer free cooking facilities in communal kitchen and free use of existing art material and supports. Specific art material can be provided on request with adeguate notice.

Organisation founded in: 2000
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Private company
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Cleaning
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): The cost of residency is € 350.00 per week per person in a shared room (single supplement) and covers accommodation, breakfast, shared use of studio, use of common kitchen. 10% discount every following week. 4 weeks maximun stay. Deposit of € 200.00 at application acceptance. Deposit is refundable for cancellations arrived 30 days before arrival day. Balance due 30 days before arrival.
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Gardening
    If other, please specify: All activities of a family working farm: grape harvest, wine making, olive picking etc
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola
    Nearest Train Station: Florence
    Street & Number: Località Collegalle, 12
    Postal Code: 50022
    City: Greve in Chianti
    Country long: Italy
    Località Collegalle, 12
    Greve in Chianti 50022 Firenze ITA
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