Saturday, April 26, 2008

Studio Camnitzer Artist Residency

Deadline: Ongoing

Studio Camnitzer

Artist Residency
Tuscany, Italy

Studio Camnitzer is a studio residence for artists located in Tuscany eight miles from the city of Lucca. Lying just beyond the village of Valdottavo (pop. 1500), it has the advantage of a tranquil country setting and at the same time the convenience of close proximity to all basic amenities. While best known for printmaking, resident artists can work in any medium, including painting and sculpture. The Studio is in an 18th century farmhouse completely equipped for printmaking, including the use of digital photography. There is ample outdoor space which can be used for the construction and exhibition of sculpture.

The Studio has available all materials needed for printmaking and for four-color photo-etching, including computers and software. The bronze foundries of Pietrasanta and Pistoia are one-hour’s driving distance from the Studio, and the marble quarries of Carrara seventy minutes away. Painting supplies are easily available both in Lucca and in Florence.

Participants are selected on the basis of independence and commitment. Those applying for acceptance should submit a plan of work, documentation of previous work (slides, CD, printouts), a description of their background in art and two character references. A check for $250.00 made out to Studio Camnitzer should be enclosed with the application. Successful applicants will have this amount credited towards the cost of the residency. The rest is due one month before arrival. Unsuccessful applicants will be refunded in full.

Only up to ten candidates are accepted for any given time period. The minimum stay is two weeks.

Both studio and dormitory are available for rent on a week-by-week basis.

The basic residency fee of $600 a week covers a room in Le Vigne (single occupancy)­, technical assistance, and general supplies used collectively in printmaking. A two week minimum is required.

Artists may use the Studio facilities without taking a room at Le Vigne. The fee for the Studio alone is $400 per week, with a two-week minimum.

On a space available basis, it is also possible to rent a room at Le Vigne without using the Studio. The fee for room rent alone is $40 per day, $250 per week, and $225 per week from the third week onward.

Prices may be adjusted with currency fluctuations.

Under special arrangements, the Studio and Le Vigne may be rented by groups on a monthly basis.

Letters of application and supporting materials should be addressed to:
Luis Camnitzer, Director
Studio Camnitzer
124 Susquehanna Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11021, USA
E-mail: or:
Telephone: 516-4666975 (evenings) Fax: 516-4878244

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