La Macina di San Cresci offers a unique opportunity for artists to work in historical building.
Description of residency program
Enjoy the Chianti area! Take inspiration for writing, painting, photography, or to create installations. Welcome musicians and composers ,in the Church there is a restored organ.
You can use the residence as a retreat and stay in solitude concentrate on your work or you can participate in an intense life of residence: excursions, workshops, lectures, Italian lessons and  cooking classes, visits to local craftsmen and studios of local artists.
This is your time! Welcome partner and/or friend.
Duration of residency
Artist residency consist of sojourning from 7 to 90 days, with a possible time extension subject to availability.
This period covers a program based on the personal project proposal presented.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We welcome artists of all age and nationalities.
Artists selected are at all stages in their careers.

  1. Literature, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, and librettos
  2. Visual Art, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and installation art
  3. Music Composition, instrumental forms, vocal forms , electronic music, and music for film.
  4. Choreography, artists working in choreography.
  5. Media Art/New Genres, film, video, multi media, performance/experimental theater, sound and radio.
  6. Dance
  7. Design and architecture

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.
For further information visit our website, you can see picture’s gallery, video of our location, exhibition and past guest artists, browse our yearbooks and read Testimonial in the Guest Book.
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 , 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.
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.

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.
We will provide promotion through exhibition, publication and/or exposure.
We publish  the yearbook “The Artistic Time” representative of the artist-in-residence and events and we provide archive of the artists on our website.
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.
Open year-round.
Residency applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time.
How to apply :
Apply now (NO FEE TO APPLY) !
For more information click here or email: [email protected]