Art & Soul

Name of Residency: Art&Soul: Venice Italy Artist Residency


Spring Artist Residency 2020

Come join us in the ancient and mysterious city of Venice. Travel to the great centers of the Italian Renaissance to linger over magnificent works of art, music and architecture.

During your time in Venice and surrounding areas, you will be introduced to the local Art & Cultural history while gathering inspiration to create your own works of art.

Guidance and support will always be provided as desired–we are there for you in our commitment to providing artistic opportunities for those seeking a creative learning experience in this beautiful part of Italy!

Artists will stay in their own apartments (private room/double occupancy) in the heart of Venice.

Art&Soul draws upon a great deal of experience and knows that this Artistic Adventure in Venice, Italy is unique in almost every way. It allows a relationship with a city and region that will fill your memories forever. We are confident that it will be a wonderful, life-changing experience, filling each participant with an abundance of art and culture in a supportive and creative program.

Date of Residency:

check-in: April 1 – check-out April 30, 2020

Cost of Residency:

$2,500 (USD)

Residency Programme since: 2009
Description of Organisation:

Art&Soul is a collaborative labor of love by John and Souheir Rawlings. They will be your hosts and guides for the entire Artist Residency Program. They have many years of experience working with Emerging and Experienced Artists alike, sharing their love of the creative process and the passion for cultural learning. They are available to assist participants with individual Artistic Pursuits…offering gentle guidance, art instruction, lectures, critiques upon request to those who seek a more “structured” approach to the residency.

However, they understand and support the Artist’s need to create in a less-formal setting, and can provide access to basic services, destinations to create or wander, in a perhaps more independent atmosphere as well. This is a time for creative expression, and it is the goal of Art&Soul to meet the needs of all who choose to participate!

Organisation founded in: 1995
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $2,500 USD
    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
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    • Production costs
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Marco Polo
    Nearest Train Station: Venezia/Santa Lucia
    How to reach by plane: Fly into Marco Polo Airport, Venice. Hosts will meet Artists there and take them to their apartments.
    How to reach by train: Take train to Venezia/Santa Lucia Train Station. Hosts will meet Artists there and take them to their apartments.
    How to reach by car: Drive to Piazzale Roma. Hosts will meet Artists there and take them to their apartments.
    How to reach by boat: From airport, take private water-taxi or Alilaguna boat. From train station, take Vaporetto (public boat). From Piazzale Roma, take Vaporetto (public boat). Hosts will meet Artists there and take them to their apartments.
    Street & Number: San Marco 1800
    Postal Code: 30124
    City: VENEZIA
    Country long: Italy
    San Marco 1800
    VENEZIA 30124 Ven ITA
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