Deadline: 30/11/2017

Fall -Winter 2017-2018 at La Macina di San Cresci, Italy

30% off for November, December, January, February and March residencies

Description of residency program
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, from the 10th century, form an exciting combination.

La Macina di San Cresci closely collaborates with University of Florence, Tuscany Region, Municipality of Greve in Chianti and Tuscany Film Commission to the realization of artistic projects, land art, street art, videomapping.

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.  

Duration of residency
The duration of this residency program is minimum two weeks.

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 available in the church), interdisciplinary, design and architecture.

La Macina staff work closely with each resident to facilitate the space, knowledge and collaborative opportunities with artists, curators, local residents and other organizations necessary for their work.

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 room and bathroom are shared. Linen and towel are provided.
The House is equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, frigidaire and other electric appliances  Wireless internet access is available.
Cooking is done individually or shared by the group as desired.

Partners and families are welcome! Ask for a quote.

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. The entire centre is wireless equipped.
The adjacent consacred Church can be used for special works, like installation or music recorder.
In the Church that is an old Organ restored available for musicians.
We suggest to bring your laptop. One communal computer  have been set up for resident artists to share in the studio.
Facilities include meeting table, a black and white photography darkroom, video projector , digital piano, amplification system, projection screen, basic handtools, easels, air compressor and electric stapler, basic tools for wood.
In the office there are three printers A4 black and white / color, scanner and copier.

Fees and support
1 week € 400, each next week € 300.

Winter Season: from November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 : residency fee 30% off; this is because the cost of heating will billed separately at the end of residency.
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 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.
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.

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, friends.
Exhibition and public talks takes place at discretion of the La Macina staff and in agreement with the resident artist.
La Macina di San Cresci cooperates with some Art Galleries in Florence, where it is possible to organize exhibitions for our artists.

Application information
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.
Residency applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time.
How to apply : http://www.chianticom.com/index.php/en/worshop 
Apply now (NO FEE TO APPLY) !

For further information please visit our website where you can find a gallery of pictures and videos of the residency, a list of exhibitions and past guest artists, and you can browse our yearbooks and read testimonials in the Guest Book.

Partners and families are welcome! Ask for a quote.
Don't hesitate to contact us with questions: info@chianticom.com

Fall -Winter 2017-2018 at La Macina di San Cresci, Italy

Fall -Winter 2017-2018 at La Macina di San Cresci, Italy

Location
Italy

Application deadline
30/11/2017

Residency starts
01/11/2017

Residency ends
31/03/2018

More information
http://www.chianticom.com