Is there an application fee for the residency?


Yes. We charge a $30 application fee. We give much consideration to the applications we receive, so we ask that artists please consider all of the details involved in participating before applying to any of our programs.


Is there a cost associated with the residency?

Yes. Our residency fees are $900 per week, with a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of eight weeks. 


Are there any payment plans available?

Yes. We have payment plans up to six months for artists who need to make small payments.

Can I bring my partner, my creative partner, or spouse?

Yes. For an additional $300 per week, you can bring your partner or spouse. As you are sharing all living quarters and studio space, this applies to creative partners and artist teams as well.


Extended Payment Plan

Artists may request to use our four-month payment window.

3% Bank fee charges will apply.


Is there any financial aid?

HYDRA Art Project Inc. is glad to offer the following range of Scholarships Award Opportunities

for its Art-in-Residency Program 2017:


Tax Return 2015 or 2016 Scholarship Award

Less than $ 24,000.00 =- 40% discount: (Final fee: $ 900.00 - $ 360.00 = $ 540.00 per week)

Between $ 24,000.00 and $ 48,000.00 =- 20% discount: (Final Fee: $ 900.00 - $ 180.00 = $ 720.00 per week)

Between $ 48,000.01 and $ 72,000.00 =- 10% discount: (Final Fee: $ 900.00 - $ 90.00 = $ 810.00 per week)

More than $ 72,000.01 =- No Scholarships Allowed (Final Fee: $ 900.00 per week)


Are meals included?

The cost of a residency in Lipari includes private living quarters and shared studio space. Artists must provide their own meals. 


Do you have wifi?

There is wifi available at the facility. 

Where can I learn more about the town and what I can visit while there?

There are available tours around the Aeolian Islands.


What sort of transportation is available?

There are many options.

1) Artists can get to the international airport of Rome and then take the train from Rome to Naples 

and the ferry from Naples to Lipari.

2) Artists can arrive to one of the international airports of Sicily: Catania or Palermo.

and from there they can take a bus and a ferry.


From Catania airport you can take the direct Giuntabus bus service from Catania’s airport to Milazzo’s port. 

There is also reasonably priced shuttle service between the airport and Milazzo's port where the ferry is available to Lipari.


In the summer is there air conditioning?
We have a ventilation system in the facility.
What is your refund or cancellation policy?

We are a small community of resident artists and staff in Lipari. Often our group is not more than four to six people at a time. While we all really like it that way, it means that every artist who comes has a significant effect on the community as a whole – simply by being with us and addressing their body of work. For this reason, we give great consideration to the artists on our tight schedule and cancellations do not result in refunds. All payments are non-refundable.