About the program
The Amant Residency Siena is designed for mid-career artists and researchers from all disciplines, and during their residency are encouraged to focus on their practice while cultivating new directions in their work surrounded by a community of peers in a non-urban setting. The program is self-led, and we support dialogue with fellow residents, while facilitating engagement and visits to local artistic sites and cultural institutions. The residents will be asked to do an open studio or other similar event during the course of the residency.
Artists will reside in independent apartments located in the same complex as the studios. Each apartment is fully equipped and offers spectacular views of the landscape. There is a dedicated communal terrace and there are two garden spaces presently under development. The residency is an integral part of the village and artists will be encouraged to engage with visitors and the local community. The residency also provides the artists with a monthly stipend, return economy flights, airport transfers to Chiusure and Visa expenses.
The area surrounding Amant Siena is known as the Crete Senesi which refers to the clay sediments left behind from an ancient sea that submerged this area millions of years ago. The landscape is dramatic and varied. The venue of the residency is located in the hamlet of Chiusure, in the heart of the province of Siena. It sits on a hill overlooking the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, founded in the 14th century by Benedictine monks. The abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its early Renaissance frescoes by Luca Signorelli and Sodoma, is a short walk from the residencies.
The Amant Residency Siena runs from June to September every year and is available by invitation only.