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Artist in Residence Program

female student with paintbrush in hand looking at painting inside studioThe Artist in Residence program at Studio Borgo provides an opportunity for creative growth and professional development for established artists. In the charming setting of Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca, a resident artist can take part in a contemplative and inspiring atmosphere while leaving other, everyday responsibilities and obligations behind. This can be a time of cultural exchange and reflection, ultimately resulting in a meaningful body of work or at the very least, a new direction. Because longer commitments can be more difficult at times, artists may find the relatively shorter period of our AIR program (two weeks) more convenient. Resident artists at Studio Borgo will conclude their stay on a high note... with a one day exhibit and reception at a historic local venue.

Artists are selected based on portfolio (five to ten recent works) and a letter of intent explaining why the Studio Borgo Artist In Residence Program interests you. It is expected that the work created during the art residency will be a positive representation of the artists time spent in Lucca as well as of the Studio Borgo program. There will only be one Artist In Residence at Studio Borgo at one time for the available weeks, so if an artist is not selected for a particular week due to scheduling, there may be an opportunity to apply for a different week on the calendar. Your acceptance into the program will be confirmed via email. Another unique and desirable feature to the Studio Borgo Artist in Residence program is that there will be only one resident artist at a time. The only time a resident artist will share studio space will be the hours that may overlap with the regular artist workshop schedule.

The art studio at Borgo a Mozzano will be fully accessible...24 hours per day, 7 days per week and your accommodation is a property that dates back to the 15th century in the heart of hilltop village of Cerreto in Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca. You will enjoy your own living space, kitchen, one bedroom and private full bath as well as the half bath in the art studio.

Who is Eligible For the Studio Borgo Artist In Residence Program?

Any artist or art educator who desires to recharge their creativity, seeks an amazing professional development experience and/or wants to immerse themselves in a historical and beautiful cultural environment is eligible. Students currently enrolled in an academic art program are not eligible. Artists with a strong exhibition record are preferred, but this is not a requirement.

view of Cerreto with tile rooftops, olive groves and mountainsHow to Apply

Please provide as attachments in an email to Your resume, a letter of intent (one to two pages maximum) and five to ten images of recent work (within the last two or three years) as jpgs. You will be notified within one week of receiving your information. There is no fee to apply.


825 Euros for a two week residency at Studio Borgo.



What is included?

Not Included but Available to You

For an additional cost, more meals (dinners or lunches) can be provided at
the cost of the artist.

A guided tour of Borgo a Mozzano or some of the sites in the city of Lucca
can be arranged for an additional cost.

Art Studio Rules

It is expected that AIR’s will keep the apartment and art studio in order and clean and treat the property with the upmost care and respect.  A list of supplies and materials for your residency must be provided by the artist and they must be
agreed upon prior to arrival. Finally, it is expected that AIR’s will be able to communicate with a courteous and respectful nature during their stay with all participants and staff of Studio Borgo as well as the people living in the town of Borgo a Mozzano. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in a cancellation or dismissal from the program.

Studio Borgo • 44 Via San Gemma Galgani, Cerreto, Borgo a Mozzano, LU Italy 55023

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