The Lemon tree house residency
JUNE 2 - 16, 2018
OCTOBER 6 - 20, 2018
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. The aim is to support creative process in the unique and historically rich environment, to allowed devoted time, dialogue and space for creative work, and to provide 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 craft talks with the 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, 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 & artists, conversational exchange with fellow attendees, nightly cocktail hour and three course dinner or just a quiet, beautiful space to get away and focus. 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 sometimes be a rather isolating pursuit. Past guest lecturers includes Giller-nominated Sarah Selecky, Italian author Pietro Grossi, painters Sarah Cale, Ryley O'Byrne and Christian Gosselin, New York Times best seller Ibi Kaslik, prize-winning writer Rosa Rankin-Gee of "The Last Kings Of Sark", writer and comic artist Nadja Spiegelman, award-winning author Pasha Malla and Lemon Tree House's own Erinn Beth Langille.
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 here.
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, Fiber Arts.
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 specialized equipment. We can support work that takes place out of doors, in shared space, in domestic space, and by creative producers who can bring their own equipment and materials.