General information

Brief description of organisation

Private Organisation Supported by:
• Town Hall of Graniti
• Local People

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

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.

We are currently accepting applicants for the Fall of 2019.

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, and documents your residency on our website:

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

GranitiMurales is run by Art Project Graniti, a non-profit Cultural Association based in Graniti, Sicily. Committed to inspire, educate, and empower the communities of the Alcantara Valley in Sicily through public Artworks, Art exhibitions, children’s Art projects, cultural events, and creative workshops.

• 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 EU 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 program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners


Grants available

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 artist
  • Travel
  • Food

Private costs

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Supplies
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralMountain village

  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By train

Taormina / Giardini-Naxos

By plane

Airport Catania Fontanarossa 60 Km

By car

1 hour north of Catania

Nearest airport

Catania Fontanarossa (CTA)

Contact information

Piazza San Sebastiano, 5
98036 Graniti

Phone: +39 377 2462617

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