Artist Immersion Program: Italy 2017


Invest in your artistic practice- from painting and drawing, to writing and music. Our artist residency program allows time for creation, relaxation and connection to a supportive and focused artist community. Set in the hillside of Tuscany, residents become immersed in Italian culture and the rich history of Italy. We invite you to live as an artist surrounded by a creative community. Self-directed projects of all disciplines are supported.

?Artist residencies are independent experiences, where artists can work in studio space at the villa and interact with the larger group at meals, throughout the day and during travel. Artists can sign up to eat alongside the group or cook dinner at the villa independently. Artist residents are invited to travel with the group to historic locations once a week. Connect to nature by exploring the extensive park systems the villa resides in. Simplify your life and focus on your work. The villa functions as a studio space for residents at all times of day.

The cost of the two-week residency is $1,700 which includes food/ group dinners, airport transfers to the villa from the airport, weekly excursion costs and lodging. Meals over the mid-weekend break and on travel days are not included. For a self-catered experience, the cost is $1,300.

?Our experience offers focused time to create, travel to historic cities and multi-course dinners filled with creative conversation. The community of artists supports each other as they learn and grow in their own practice.

Artist Residency Schedule:

Artist residents have access to studio space and free time to make art all day. The teachers and artist residents spend meals together and intermingle at the villa. Critiques and creative conversation are abundant. Travel on weekly excursions encouraged.


Open Access to Kitchen

Access to countryside

Common areas/ facilities

?Studio space

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

Artist Immersion Program offers engaging learning experiences around the world. Traveling to artistic sites, we redefine our world as a place where life and art are seamlessly integrated. We build a community of individuals bonded through learning and making. Each day presents an immersive learning environment with artist-led workshops, focused time to create, travel to historic sites and multi-course dinners filled with creative conversation. We offer classes and artist residencies.

We work with a series of artists and designers from across the United States and abroad to provide expert instruction and extensive knowledge of local culture and history. Each program cultivates a community of artists, makers and thinkers that celebrate the everyday. Come be a part of the AIP family.

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Rome
    Street & Number: 1333 main st 3
    Postal Code: 45202
    City: Cincinnati
    Country long: United-States