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ACI Artists, Writers and Scholars Residency

International residency program 

in the Italian countryside next to the 2,000+ year old Umbrian hill town of Corciano, Italy

 

Don Kimes, Artistic Director.                                                                                          Lois Jubeck, Managing Director

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING AND RESPONDING TO APPLICATIONS FOR:

2023 Residencies

open to all nationalities:

Session 1, June 18-July 1 

(arrive June 18, depart morning of  July 1)  

Session 2, July 2-15 

(arrive July 2, depart morning of July 15)

It is possible to do both sessions for a longer residency period (with a 10% discount on the second session). Please contact us via email if you would like to receive additional information. We will begin reviewing applications for the 2023 program on January 15, 2023. and will continue accepting and reviewing them until the program is full.

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New residencies in 2023 and/or 2024

South Korean Artists at ACI

Dates TBA: Contact us via email for more information

Iranian Artists at ACI

Dates TBA: Contact us via email for more information

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What we do

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ACI - Art and Culture in Italy

Artists and writers need other artists and writers in order to exceed their individual possibilities. We need uninterrupted time to focus on our work, and we also share a need for meaningful dialogue. We have established the Art and Culture in Italy (ACI) residency because we believe this kind of opportunity can be especially productive in this historic location in central Italy, a place which, for millennia, has been a focal point for creative possibility.    

 

From the Etruscans, who first settled Corciano more than 2,500 years ago (before the Romans existed) to Perugino, Raphael, and Piero della Francesca, to the contemporary artists who have settled in this region known for it's mystical beauty, Umbria has always been a place where transformative thought and creative possibility meet. 

 

Willem de Kooning once remarked "you learn a lot just by talking with other artists". Artists, art historians, critics, poets and writers have always benefitted when kind of ambient synergy exists. Historically, the collaboration between artists and writers has proven mutually supportive. Cezanne and Zola, Gertrude Stein and Picasso, Lee Krasner and Harold Rosenberg, all come to mind as examples of this symbiosis. The ACI residency program in Umbria is dedicated to creating an environment where artists and writers are able to pursue their craft in a focused manner, with possibilities for the incubation of their own interests and the opportunity to develop ambient dialogue in close proximity to one another. 

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Above: The terrace a few steps from our workspaces

Below:

Left: The terrace adjoining our rooms

Center: Piero della Francesca in nearby Perugia

Right: Daily dinner in the villa

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Two views from two of our rooms

Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life. 

Rainer Maria Rilke

ACIresidency.com

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