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The Villa Lena Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting international contemporary artists working in art, music, film, literature, fashion and other creative disciplines and fostering opportunities for multi-disciplinary dialogue. The element of collaboration and exchange is one of the founding principals of the Foundation, with the hope that by bringing together different areas of practice, we will generate new creative outlooks, unparalleled research and exciting new impulses.

The artist residency co-exists on the Villa Lena Estate alongside guest accommodation, farm-to-table restaurant and agricultural domains. The resident artists live in the 19th-century villa and are a central part of the community life. They offer workshops and events, and are welcomed to participate in the agricultural activities such as the grape harvest for wine, olive harvest for oil and truffle hunting in the autumn. All artists are asked to leave a trace and donate an artwork at the end of the residency – previous residents’ donations are displayed around the hotel and grounds. Residencies also exist for international chefs and yogis.

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To find out more about the residencies and to apply please visit the foundation’s website.

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