The residency is self-funded and includes lodging in a private bedroom in a single or shared apartment with kitchen, plus designated studio space in a communal, multi-use workspace.  At the end of each residency period, artists are invited (but not required) to exhibit work or give a public presentation or workshop, reading, or film screening.  The work of each resident artist will also be featured online as well as in a periodical print publication that documents each residency season.

We welcome artists working in all disciplines including drawing, painting, works on paper, artists’ books, printmaking, photography, film, fibers, sculpture and installation, and writing. We will do our best to accommodate artists’ needs - bearing in mind that we are in a rural location, access to art supplies and materials is limited. We encourage artists to express in a proposal not only the scope of the project or work they would like to do while in residence, but also to specify what materials they wish to use so that we can assist artists in locating the materials they need. It is also advantageous to arrange for supplies to be sent or to bring them with you or to plan to work with simple materials at hand. 

We welcome artists who are interested in both short and long-term stays from 1-6 weeks between mid-June and the end of July. For more information, availability, pricing and all other inquiries, please email: officinastamperiadelnotaio@gmail.com.


Studio

This open, multi-use space can be used for exhibitions, performances, screenings, lectures, installations, and will be furnished with work surfaces, tables, easels and partitions, based on the specific needs of the artists in residence. It is accessed from the front circular steps that descend onto Largo Notarili, and it’s balconies overlook a small piazza and the eastern Tusa river valley and Madonie mountains. 


Printshop

Constructed in 2015, the printshop is in a separate space adjoining the studio facility and houses a Lazzarini Firenze etching press with star wheel and a 50 x 70 cm press bed. The studio can accommodate various intaglio techniques including traditional etching on copper with ferric chloride, drypoint on metal or plexi, collagraph, relief, and certain lithographic processes that are suitable for printing on an etching press. There will also be options for alternative photo-based processes including cyanotype, Vandyke and gum bichromate printmaking. While certain consumables will be kept on hand, artists who intend to do printmaking are encouraged to have special materials ordered and sent or brought for use during the residency. Artists who wish to concentrate on printmaking will be asked to contribute a small materials fee to help replenish consumables.

We look forward to providing additional opportunities for collaborations, portfolios, small classes, demonstrations and special workshops with guest instructors who wish to bring a group.


Accommodations

Accommodations for artists include the Loft (located beneath the studio) which is an open plan living space with a sleeping loft. It is suitable for a single person or a couple and is also suitable for an artist with children. Other accommodations include the Palazzo, which is a two-bedroom house adjacent to the loft which is part of a historic palazzo building overlooking the piazza and a courtyard. The Palazzo can sleep 2 individual artists or two couples. Additional lodging will be made available as needed. Partners and children will be accommodated whenever possible.