The Lemon Tree House

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Name of Residency: The Lemon Tree House

The Lemon Tree House is a residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists, musicians and writers. The aim is to support creative process in a unique and historically rich environment, to devote time to your work, and to provide interesting opportunities for cultural exchange and development.

Whether you need that quiet time to complete a project, or hope to launch a new idea, The Lemon Tree House Residency is a perfect way to explore the creative process. Two full weeks of isolated artistic time with the benefit of one-on-one sessions with in-house instructors and international authors, conversational exchange with fellow attendees, nightly cocktail hour and dinner or just a quiet, beautiful space to get away and focus.

Located in a tranquil hamlet in the Cetona foothills, residents have access to the full grounds, as well as a workspace in their private rooms.

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

The Lemon Tree House was founded in 2013.The Lemon Tree House Residency is located at Camporsevoli, a medieval hamlet between the old Papal states of Tuscany and Umbria. Perched atop the Cetona Foothills and surrounded by a lush and peaceful pine forest, the hamlet offers beautiful views of the unique area. The residency has had the benefit of a wide range of impressive staff and their participation remains an integral part of The Lemon Tree House experience.

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 16 and 20
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • 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): 2600€
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Florence or Rome
    Nearest Train Station: Chiusi Chianciano Terme
    How to reach by plane: Airports:Roma Fiumicino is the largest airport with intercontinental flightsFlorence is smaller thus more manageable and well-connected to most larger European cities, but overseas flights cannot land herePerugia is the closest airport, less than one hour away, and now is well-connected to some European airports by low-cost airlinesPisa is also well-serviced by low cost airlines (as well as some direct flights from the US), but is the furthest from Camporsevoli, approximately 2 and half hours.
    How to reach by train: Closest train station: Chiusi ?? Chianciano TermeWebsite for train schedules : (English page available)
    How to reach by car: DRIVING DIRECTIONSWe recommend not using a satellite navigating system because, while it will certainly bring you to destination, it will bring you around a really complicated way !FROM ROME from Rome take the A1 highway (autostrada) in the direction of Florence. Exit at FABRO. After paying the toll follow directions to CHIUSI, this will bring you onto a straight long road that runs along a water canal.This road ends at a four road crossway with also a petrol station, you?cannot miss it. At the crossroad go left in the direction of PIAZZE and SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI. After about 3/4 km you will enter the small village of PIAZZE: keep on the main road bearing left and at the end of the village (in front of the restaurant La Bottega delle Nane) you will?see a road on the right that goes to Camporsevoli. The name of the road is Via Camporsevoli and there are tourist signs that point in this direction. You will start climbing the hill and the road will become unpaved.FROM FLORENCE:Take the A1 highway in the direction of Rome and exit at Chiusi – Chianciano T. (the exit after Valdichiana).If you are at the airport the entrance to the highway is right there, just turn right at the aiport exit and follow signs for Rome, it will put you straight onto the A1 highway.After the toll take a right in the direction of Chiusi or Cetona. After about 3 km you will see a gas station on your left and immediately after this a road to your right to Cetona. Turn right and keep going in the direction of Cetona, about 8km. Once you get to Cetona follow the main road and the sign that will point you to the left in the direction of Piazze, which is the town below Camporsevoli. Once you get to Piazze keep on the main road bearing right and at the end of the village (in front of the restaurant La Bottega delle Nane) you will see a road on the right that goes to Camporsevoli. The name of the road is Via Camporsevoli and there are tourist signs that point in this direction. You will start climbing the hill and the road will become unpaved.
    Street & Number: Tenuta di Camporsevoli
    Postal Code: 53040 (Siena)
    City: Le Piazze, Cetona
    Country long: Italy
    Tenuta di Camporsevoli
    Le Piazze, Cetona 53040 (Siena) ITA
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