SEME is not an acronym but refers to word seme that in italian mean SEED. This word in Italian is used in various proverbs that are the basis of the rich Tuscan language.

Starting summer 2018 Corniolo art platform opens SEME.

This program is a studio retreat dedicated to those artists, writers, performer, that require a protected space in a friendly and magnificent context.  SEME offers space and peaceful time to work individually in a common residency open to share ideas
You are welcome to grown your practice and project in an uncontaminated place, to find the heart of concentration and inspiration.

The spaces available for SEME are 3 large single / double rooms / 2 studios – accommodating up to 4 artists.
The 2 studio and the main room, the kitchen, the park, the common areas of the garden, the lemon house are shared.
About the performative training you should consider that we offer an unconventional space in open air, in the park surrounded by seclar threes.
We would like facilitate the relationship between participants and the local communities, farmers and artists.

Consistent with Corniolo mission, the residents of the SEME program are encouraged to offer a final talk  to be dedicated to other artists and visitors.

Corniolo Art platform offers support to organizing targeted studio-visit with international curators and cultural operators, in dialogue with local institutions and artist run space.

The Corniolo Art Platform is a non-for profit  and is a residencies self-funded and self-directed, participation fees are intended as donations and include the current year’s membership fee

The costs and conditions of the SEME residence are available on request at

Corniolo Art Platform is committed to facilitating artists with invitation letters for scholarships and sponsors and to report any fellowship available.


Credits Giulia Ticozzi