About

Amant Foundation is an international private arts organization that fosters artistic experimentation and dialogue across disciplines through residencies and public programming at its two locales: the New York City borough of Brooklyn and the Tuscan village of Chiusure in the heart of Siena province.

In New York, Amant offers an interdisciplinary program of residencies, exhibitions, performance, workshops and film & lecture series that support the work of practitioners across diverse creative fields. Amant is also committed to participating in cultural partnerships with likeminded organizations and institutions in the US and abroad while also being committed to encouraging local community engagement through programming that explores and expands our understanding of contemporary art and culture.

In Siena, Amant provides independent living spaces and studios, state-of-the-art facilities, which we believe, will encourage resident artists to focus single-mindedly on their projects while also enjoying easy access to key Renaissance monuments.

As a research and artistic platform, Amant arrives on the scene at a moment when the relationship between institutions to wider developments within contemporary art and culture must be constantly revisited—and challenged. Amant models itself on traditional artists’ studios where cultural and creative collaboration was, historically, the norm and where individual artistic self-expression worked in concert with sharing modes of production, experimentation, and decision-making. We believe that any culture is “collectively” rooted in its historical moment; so artistic solidarity and equality are core values at Amant.

Staff & Careers

Lonti Ebers is Amant’s founder and CEO.

Ruth Estévez is Artistic Director, New York.

Sari Sharaby is Chief Operating Officer.

Amant is currently looking for an Associate Director Siena to plan and lead the annual residency in Italy, reporting to our Founder & CEO.

Plan your visit

Amant New York will open to the public in March 2021.

The buildings are located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The main entrance is at 315 Maujer St. Get to Amant via the L train to Grand St or the Q54 or Q59 buses.

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Architecture

Amant’s New York campus was designed by SO-IL.

About this website

Website and identity: Linked by Air.

The fleuron is a variable mark drawn using a polar equation. It is inspired by the flora in Amant’s courtyards, which change naturally with the season and as the institution grows.