The Lemon Tree House

General information

Brief 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

Brief description of residency program

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 program since

2013

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

between 16 and 20

Companions allowed
  • Pets
Grants available

We have a work exchange program that helps off-set costs for applicants.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
Number of studios

between 16 and 20

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops

How to reach

By train

Closest train station:
Chiusi – Chianciano Terme
Website for train schedules : www.ferroviedellostato.it (English page available)

By plane

Airports:
Roma Fiumicino is the largest airport with intercontinental flights

Florence is smaller thus more manageable and well-connected to most larger European cities, but overseas flights cannot land here

Perugia is the closest airport, less than one hour away, and now is well-connected to some European airports by low-cost airlines

Pisa 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.

By car

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We 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.

Nearest airport

Florence or Rome

Contact information

The Lemon Tree House
Tenuta di Camporsevoli
53040 (Siena) Le Piazze, Cetona
Italy

lemontreeresidency@gmail.com
www.thelemontreehouse.org

Phone: +39 3356595033
Fax: +39 055 599024

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