A fully funded residency for emerging and established UK artists with private studio and accommodation.

The Moritz-Heyman Residency at Pignano near Volterra, Tuscany are open to emerging and established artists from the UK, for whom drawing is part of their practice.

Pignano offers fully funded residencies available throughout the year, lasting between two and three weeks, which include the use of a studio and accommodation on the Borgo Pignano estate. Selection for residencies will be made by a distinguished jury of artists and curators.

Applications are open to Alumni and Faculty of the Royal Drawing School. Applications for Borogo Pignano Residency are now closed and will open again in February 2017 ahead of the jury selection in April 2017 for residencies taking place between August – December 2017. Submitted applications will be assessed by a Jury of six distinguished artists, curators and art collectors.

Pignano is a private Tuscan estate with 750 acres of fields, hills, woods, lakes and gardens. It is located between the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra and the walled medieval hill town of San Gimignano, known as "the town of fine towers". The historic cities of Florence and Siena are just over an hour's drive away. 


The main Villa of Pignano dates back to the 13th Century and lies in the heart of the estate overlooking the surrounding hillsides. 

Pignano is committed to sustainable agriculture and within the estate one can find organic kitchen gardens, livestock, beehives, olive groves and various crops growing in the fields.

For more information about Pignano please visit  borgo pignano.

Studio, accommodation and lunch on the Borgo Pignano estate will be provided for all visiting resident artists