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The Graniti Murales Artist Residency provides an opportunity for national and international artists to break out of their studio, to a unique rural town tucked away from the city in the northern mountains of Sicily. A town that has opened its doors and welcomed the creative expressions of artists from around the globe. We encourage both experienced site specific artists to apply, as well as those with the drive to challenge themselves beyond their typical work methods. We are less interested in eloquent ??Art Speak?, and more interested in creating works of art that embed themselves into the community. Projects that embody the artist??s passion in their work. Not merely graphics on a wall. Meant to do what art has always been intended to do. To inspire. Enlighten. Educate.

Graniti Murales offers residencies to national and international artists to create original works of Art within the public spaces of Graniti, Sicily. We typically produce murals applied to the walls within the town, but are open to other more experimental works that may include video, sculpture, written text, sound etc.

Our 2018 Calendar is currently full. We will be accepting/reviewing applicants for 2019 in November/December

The organization is allowed to use all documentation materials such as photos, biographies, etc. to promote the project for marketing. It goes without saying that artists are expected to leave their work installed for the Project in Graniti.

All works are summarized under the name “Graniti Murales” and can be visited during their installation process. The organization helps with tools, working materials, introductions, publicity in the media, and documents your residence and your project on their website:

Works installed within the community will remain for at least 6 months.


  • Artist submits application
  • Committee reviews application
  • Video interview
  • Artist is invited
  • Dates of residency are confirmed
  • Announcement is made on Facebook page
  • Artist arrives, picked up from Giardini Naxos
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Walking tour of Graniti
  • Artist develops proposal (including sketches)
  • Artist presents proposal to Town Council (w/translation assistance)
  • Town Council and Building Owner approves
  • Execution of project
  • Presentation Ceremony
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Project is added to website


Artist Provides:

  • Travel Expenses (to Giardini Naxos)
  • Food
  • Execution of project
  • €100 Cleaning, Utilities, etc. (€200 for stays from 4-6 weeks)
  • Artist may bring one guest – €15/per day fee

Graniti Murales Provides:

  • Pickup from Giardini Naxos
  • Lodging
  • Private bedroom and shared full kitchen, bathroom, & laundry (potentially one other artist)
  • Private Apartment is available for a fee
  • Art Supplies – paints, brushes, etc.
  • Art Studio
  • Coordinates local efforts to support project
  • Cultural Visits & Art Excursions (these will vary depending on time of year)
  • Presentation Ceremony
  • Posts completed project to Facebook and Website
Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Private Organisation Supported by:

  • Town Hall of Graniti
  • Local People
Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Housing is included. However, we do ask that you pay for consumption of electricity, gas, and water as well as for cleaning – €100 (€200 for stays from 4-6 weeks)
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa (CTA)
    Nearest Train Station: Taormina
    How to reach by plane: Airport Catania Fontanarossa 60 Km
    How to reach by train: Taormina / Giardini-Naxos
    How to reach by car: 1 hour north of Catania
    Street & Number: Piazza San Sebastiano, 5
    Postal Code: 98036
    City: Graniti
    Country long: Italy
    Piazza San Sebastiano, 5
    Graniti 98036 ITA
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