The Siena Art Institute is a non-profit international contemporary art school and artist-in-residence program. SART's core mission is to encourage creativity, ingenuity and resourcefulness as active tools that can have a practical and meaningful impact on society. SART offers semester programs of study for undergraduate and post bac students who are interested in the intersection of art and civic life and who wish to spend a semester in Italy. Complimenting the academic program is a residency program which each month brings to Siena a different international artist, writer or curator/critic.
The Siena Art Institute also provides City Arts programs for
the people of Siena who wish to study the creative arts. An active advocate for contemporary art in the region, SART holds a weekly evening lecture series, “StARTers,” featuring artists, composers, dancers and art historians. These are all free and open to the public.