The Lemon tree house residency
SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 5, 2019
MAY 16 - 30, 2020
THE COST OF THE LEMON TREE HOUSE PROGRAM IS 2600€
The Lemon Tree House is an artist residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists, musicians and writers in beautiful Tuscany. Its aim is to support creative process in a unique and historically rich environment, allowing devoted time, dialogue and space for creative work, as well as providing interesting opportunities for cultural exchange and development. Writers and artists have the best of both worlds- the freedom to work in peace during the day, with the option to meet up with the group for cocktails, dinner and artist talks with featured Artists and Writers-in-Residence in the evening. 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.
Whether you need that quiet time to complete a project, hope to launch a new idea, or simply a quiet, beautiful space to get away and focus, 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 & artists, conversational exchange with fellow attendees, nightly cocktail hour and three course dinners prepared by a personal chef. At The Lemon Tree House there is plenty of solitude in which to work, with the benefits of like-minded company in what we know can often be a rather isolating pursuit. Past guest lecturers include Giller-nominated Sarah Selecky, Italian author Pietro Grossi, Canadian painters Sarah Cale, Ryley O'Byrne and French visual artist Christian Gosselin, Michael Salu: creative director and writer from the U.K., New York Times bestseller Ibi Kaslik, winner of the Paris Literary Prize for her first novel: Rosa Rankin-Gee, American writer and comic artist Nadja Spiegelman, award-winning authors Pasha Malla, Craig Francis Power and Greg Brownderville, journalist/novelist Cheryl Tan and the 2018 winner of the Dayton Peace Prize, author Hala Alyan.
The Lemon Tree House does not discriminate in its programs and activities against anyone on the basis of race, creed, colour, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or marital status. We are, however, constrained by certain physical and environmental parameters, please read below to see if your practice fits our criteria. If you have any questions about the program, or how you might fit within it, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lemon Tree House supports the following disciplines:
Writing- Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting and Journalism.
Visual Arts- Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Books Arts, Conceptual Art, Digital Art, Film and Video, Illustration, Mixed Media.
Performing Arts- Songwriting, Composition, Performance, Performance Art, Choreography.
NOTE: The Lemon Tree House cannot support artists who require a traditional studio, sound-proof quarters or specialised equipment. We can support work that takes place outdoors, in shared space, in domestic space, and by creative producers who can bring their own equipment and materials.