Residency for artists in Tuscany

We welcome artists of all age and nationalities.
Artists selected are at all stages in their careers.

  1. Literature, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, and librettos
  2. Visual Art, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and installation art
  3. Music Composition, instrumental forms, vocal forms , electronic music, and music for film.
  4. Choreography, artists working in choreography.
  5. Media Art/New Genres, film, video, multi media, performance/experimental theater, sound and radio.
  6. Dance
  7. Design and architecture

Open year-round.
Residency applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time.

Download Application form:

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You can send application form and other requested documents :
By email to :
or by ordinary mail to:
La Macina di San Cresci
Pieve di San Cresci 1
50022 Greve in Chianti (FI)

Artist residency consist of sojourning from 7 to 90 days, with a possible time extension subject to availability.
This period covers a program based on the personal project proposal presented.

We will provide promotion through exhibition, publication and/or exposure.
We publish  the yearbook “The Artistic Time” representative of the artist-in-residence and events and we provide archive of the artists on our website.

La Macina di San Cresci cooperates with some Art Galleries in Florence, where it is possible to organize exhibitions for our artists.

 Selection procedure
Applicants are invited based upon resume, compatibility and stated artistic intentions.
Decisions are made by a committee composed of representatives from the Municipality of Greve in Chianti and a staff of artists and professionals.
Presentation of artists' work
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, friends.
Exhibition and public talks takes place at discretion of the La Macina staff and in agreement with the resident artist.
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 they 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 their time with us is fruitful and enjoyable.

Residency fee
 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.
 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.

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