Open Call : 2020 La Macina di San Cresci – Italy Residency and retreat

We warmly welcome artists of any discipline to create new work in a peaceful country setting. Find inspiration in the timeless Tuscan countryside!  Live and work in the shadow of the oldest church in all of Chianti, built in the 10th century, painstakingly restored by two lifelong art lovers skilled in design and architecture.  La […]

We warmly welcome artists of any discipline to create new work in a peaceful country setting.

Find inspiration in the timeless Tuscan countryside!  Live and work in the shadow of the oldest church in all of Chianti, built in the 10th century, painstakingly restored by two lifelong art lovers skilled in design and architecture.  La Macina di San Cresci overlooks the classic Tuscan town of Greve in Chianti and is located just a short drive from Florence and Siena.

La Macina di San Cresci is a unique place where artists can live and work together in historic buildings surrounded by gorgeous hillsides dotted with vineyards and olive groves.  La Macina offers guest artists the chance to recharge and reset by enjoying walks in the countyside, moonlit dinners in the garden with plenty of delicious food, wine, and friends, and a spacious studio to create new work. La Macina operates year round and accepts residency applications on a rolling basis (there are no deadlines!).

At La Macina, artists can find whatever sort of process they need; we have a thriving and close-knit community made up of visiting artists and local friends, but there is plenty of peace and quiet for those who seek relaxation and escape.  Residents can take classes in fresco, watercolor, Florentine artisanal upholstery, paper decoration, and more. Artists will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas on outings to local sites with cultural and historical significance.  We are happy to arrange other activities, like Italian language lessons and cooking classes.

We actively promote the work of all our artists through exhibition, open studios, and features on our website and social media.  We also publish a yearbook called “The Artistic Time” in order to share the work of all our resident artists with our network.

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Accommodation
The house is located in a very silent and peaceful area, far about 2,5 km from the town of Greve in Chianti ( 15 minutes walking). Facilities are very basic and not suitable for people with special needs. Residents live in private rooms. Kitchen, living r
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Are invited to apply for the residency artists working in the following creative disciplines: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music ( there is a restored organ
Studio / Workspace
Type and size of studios: - Ample 45 m2 studios, suitable for painting, sculpture and installations. Access directly from the square - Historic cellars (220 m2) divided into different areas and shared by the artists. All studios are open 24 hours a day. T
Fees and support
1 week € 450, each next week € 300. Is requested a deposit of € 200 when the applicant receives acceptation of the candidature. Balance is due no later one month before the sojourning begins. The residency fee is intended to cover the general cost of runn
Expectations towards the artist
At the end of the residency, we can host an Open Studios day, open to the general public. This is a great chance for the artists to share the work done during the residency with a broader audience who is made up of professionals, art lovers, neighbors, fr

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Application deadline
2019-12-01

Link to more information
http://www.chianticom.com