La Macina di San Cresci



La Macina di San Cresci offers artists an opportunity to work for an extended period of time in a social environment that is rich in history and surrounded by nature, the Chianti landscape is possibly the best-known of all of Tuscany. The relaxed atmosphere and the splendid historic building, form an exciting combination.
Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week , as well as access to our facilities to further develop production techniques. Knowledgeable staff are available to provide technical support 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 available in the church), interdisciplinary, design and architecture.

Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.

Application Periods
Open year-round. No deadline.

Residency applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time. Applicants will be notified of admission status approximately 7 – 10 days after the application received.

Application materials
(All of the following materials must be included with the application in order for it to be processed).

• Application form filled
• One-page, Proposed Project.
• Bio/Resume/Professional Summary, this should include educational background, teaching, publications, exhibitions, awards, honors and other pertinent experience.
• Artist Statement (maximum 2000 characters- app. 400 words)
• Work samples (should be recent and representative of the work according to the applicant’s medium and discipline .

If your application form together the requested documents exceed 5MB , you have to send it by

Note about Project Proposal:
Please write a brief description of the work you intend to do at La Macina .
La Macina di San Cresci encourages experimentation in all disciplines and the Committee recognize that your project may evolve or change completely while you are in residence.

Selection procedure
Applicants are invited based upon resume, compatibility and stated artistic intentions.
Decisions are made by a Committee composed of La macina ‘s founders, representatives from the Municipality of Greve in Chianti and a staff of artists and professionals. Panelists are routinely rotated.

Residency Costs
The residency fee is intended to cover the general cost of running the program and the maintenance of historic building that is under the protection of Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
Artists in residence are therefore expected to cover their own living expenses and the costs of their accommodation and studio space.

One week € 550, each next week € 380.
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.

Rate includes:
- Accommodation ( private room ) in the historical complex of Pieve di San Cresci for the duration of the program including studio space.
- Support staff for orientation and general assistance.
- Use of the facilities available at La Macina.
- Inclusion in the Yearbook and website ( if during the residency the artist has developed the project proposal; the inclusion is at discretion of our Committee)
- N. 1 copy of yearbook “The Artistic Time” relative to the year of residency of the applying artist
- Electricity, water, Internet access.
- Linen and towels are provided.
- Final housecleaning service.
- Two mountain bikes are available.

Rates NOT includes :
- Heating and gas. The costs are paid cash in according to the use, the day before your departure.
- The residents are expected to pay their own travel arrangements to and from the retreat and Visa ( if necessary) , including a medical assistance. We strongly recommend that you take steps to adequately cover yourself against illness, accident, etc before leaving your home town. La Macina di San Cresci will not responsible, at any time or under any circumstances, for medical fees in case of illness, accident, etc.
- The residents are also responsible for all working materials, personal needs , meals and living costs.

Refund Policy
Deposit is non-refundable. Any cancellation must be made in writing by regular mail or email.
No reimbursement if you cancel your residency 21 days or less before the sojourning beginning.

Allowance granted to artists
La Macina di San Cresci is not able to provide direct financial support to artists. Artists in residence are therefore expected to cover their own living expenses and the costs of their accommodation and studio space.
We are happy to assist artists seeking grants or other forms of funding in their home country/institution, by providing letters of recommendation when the candidature is accepted.
Another possibility of financial aid is fundraising through a crowdfunding site (gofundme, kickstarter, indiegogo, etc.). In this way some of our artists have successfully supported their residence.
We hope you will benefit from the opportunity to work in a professional supportive environment, and we make every effort to provide the necessary support to ensure that your time with us is fruitful and enjoyable.

Artists who have had previous residencies at La Macina, do not have to submit a complete application, but only a new proposed project.

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