LAST MINUTE Athens studio residency in February or March 2023
Short-term studio residencies in Athens for artists, jewelry designers, curators, writers, art theorists or researchers.
• Minimum 14 days - maximum four weeks rental period
• Studio rental fee starts at 390,00 euro per 14 days / 13 nights
• Studios available in downtown Athens: Exarcheia, Kypseli, Kolonos
• The studios include living and working space - see more information >>> here
• Sizes range from 53 to 102 square meters; ideal for one or two persons
• Studios for artists with heavy duty work - noise, dirt - are also available
A customized Zoom meeting before the start of the studio residency introduces the artist/designer/researcher to Athens "secret addresses".
APPLICATION: Contact us for more information and booking requests.
CIVILIZATION REBOOTED / A Temporary Collection
Art project including 14-day residency or e-residency, online workshop, exhibition and catalogue publication. Jewelry artists, designers and crafters who work with renewable or recyclable or ethical materials or waste or conceptual art and immaterial ideas. Participants may choose between a physical residency and an e-residency.
Application Deadline: 15 January 2023
Participation is possible from February to June 2023.
If our civilization dies in a nuclear accident or war, how will it reemerge?
The cradle of democracy, art, and philosophy, Athens, a city that has been continuously inhabited since Copper Age, may give artists important clues to answer the question. Athens is an open air museum: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Bavarian monuments and sites are part of the modern city, and contribute to its fascinating urban energy.
Athens is the ideal place to think about how culture will be reborn under the current pressure of war, financial crisis, climate change, energy considerations, globalization challenges, new collective identities - and 21st century ethics.
CIVILIZATION REBOOTED / A Temporary Collection is a project to talk about climate change, environmental catastrophe, war, fear and death, rebirth, recycling and new values, the different use of objects and aesthetics, and about archaeology of the future. It aims at providing artists and designers with space, time and background information to reflect on how new values and aesthetics expressed by jewelry and other forms of applied art will look like in the future. The project focuses on recyclable and ethical materials shaping the new status quo symbols and changing our perception of value and wealth, such as waste, soil, food, metals, fossils etc. - or even mere concepts.
CIVILIZATION REBOOTED / A Temporary Collection also aims at connecting all works created by the project participants by incorporating them in a temporary collection. "Being collectible" is an existential feature of every solid artist biography; being part of a collection influences the market value of the artist. The establishment and promotion of a jewelry collection - through public viewings, press promotion and a special publication - aims at making artists reflect on the question: What makes a collection valuable? What makes one's own work collectible? By what means can I boost the recognizability of my work and career?
1. Inspire artists to work on a common theme and enable them to do so by providing insight and necessary information before their arrival in Greece via a ZOOM e-workshop.
2. Enable artists to become inspired by residents' works exhibited in the venue, and to engage in a dialogue with other - local and international - artists and designers.
3. Make artists reflect on what adds value to their work and how they can influence their professional growth.
4. Gather, preserve and promote works that are created during the residency.
OPTION A: Physical residency in Athens
OPTION B: e-residency (virtual Athens)
Workshop, e-residency & physical residency in Athens:
All project participants attend a two-day online group workshop (via Zoom) on Greek culture, art and design that also includes customized advice and recommendations on what to see in Athens. After the initial workshop, the artists are left to develop their individual concept. This concept will be discussed in a second online group meeting (coaching).
Participants (OPTION A) visit Athens for two weeks. They decide in which period - from February to June 2023 - they wish to stay in Athens. Accommodation will be provided by the organizers. The project includes a customized introduction to Athens, references and contacts with locals, and a special guided tour through the city.
Throughout the Athens residency, participants work on their concept. They deposit one work in the temporary collection. All works will be returned to the participants after the end of the project (unless the participant wishes to offer the work for sale).
The work and experiences will be presented at the end of the project through a Zoom live meeting and a publication in SMCK Magazine. The organizers promote the project through the Press, art exhibition or art events.
Participants (OPTION B) take part in a two-day e-residency. Following the online group workshop on Greek culture and the coaching meeting, the e-residency offers the opportunity to "visit" Athens via a complex virtual tour, and get inspired to develop a concept for their work.
The e-residency will be supported through videos, images, live Zoom meetings, and through intensive coaching. The e-residents will be encouraged to give their own interpretation of Civilization rebooted. The works created by the e-residents will be included in the temporary collection. They will be promoted together with the works of the physical residents. All works will be returned to the participants after the end of the project (unless the participant wishes to offer the work for sale).
Both the physical residency (OPTION A) and the e-residency (OPTION B) focus on Greece's and Athens' impact on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travelers who used their impressions to transform the culture and society in their own countries. Throughout the 18th and 19th century Western poets, intellectuals and artists contributed to the reinvention of ‘Greek aesthetics and ideals' by visiting Greece or even approaching it with their imagination. The German archaeologist Johann Joachim Winckelmann, for example, had never visited Greece, although he played a decisive role in shaping the classicist movement in Europe. Goethe and Hoelderlin worshipped Greek beauty and ideals, although the German poets never set foot in the country.
Publication + Catalogue:
The participants' work and residency experiences will be published in SMCK Magazine.
At the very end of the project, all thoughts, ideas and works connected to the Athens residency will be documented in a special publication/catalogue - digital and print - which will be sent to international collectors, fashion and design editors, art organizations, institutions, museums and other industry professionals.
The Temporary Collection:
What is a collection? A collection consists of a conscious selection of works that deploy a theme or share some common characteristics. A collection's value changes over time. The value depends on various factors, such as recognizability of works, the collection's fame and visibility, promotion tactics, career progress of the artists being part of the collection. Many great collections are at a certain point dissolved and items are sold or become part of other collections. De facto, every collection is temporary. Nevertheless, the reputation of great collections that had existed in the past lives on and adds value on the artist's biography and merit.
Participation with physical residency in Athens: 840,00 euro payable in 4 installments á 210,00 euros.
Participation with e-residency: 420,00 euro payable in 2 installments á 210,00 euros.
HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline for both the physical residency and e-residency is 15 January 2023.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application should include a short statement and motivation explaining why you intend to participate in the project. Please send your homepage or website link(s) or 6-8 photos illustrating your recent work.
ONE ARTIST A WEEK
PLEASE NOTE: We are restarting the residency program in late 2023!
ONE ARTIST A WEEK questions the dynamic of quickly changing trends, topics and "fashions" in the international art world and asks how each of the participating artists individually responds to this development.
The one-week residency + exhibition program addresses artists who want to develop and present their work in Athens following an intensive creative and learning process.
Besides (shared) accommodation in central Athens, ONE ARTIST A WEEK offers a solo exhibition for each artist. The program supports the artist with media, press and communication, and offers assistance for the setup of the exhibition or presentation.
For more information, please check our >>> documentation.
And the past shows presented 2017 during Athens Documenta 14 >>> here.
• 7 days living and working space in downtown Athens (6 nights, Mo-Su)
• A 3/4-day curated solo show in downtown Athens venues
• Promotional support, press and media networking
• Customized introduction into ancient and contemporary Greek culture
• Individual documentation on the FaveLAB project website.
DISCIPLINES: Artists working in all disciplines, designers, actors, dancers, art journalists, crafters are welcome to apply.
Please note: applicants must be 30+ years old.
APPLICATION: Email us your application including a short introduction of yourself (max 200 words, CV, website link, 4-6 images of your work) stating your incentive to participate in ONE ARTIST A WEEK.
PRICE: 460 euros per artist (plus 20 euros cleaning fee). The Price does not include travel fares, museums tickets, meals, artist material or print matter for the show.
APPLICATION: Contact us For you personal date requests!
1+1 (ONE PLUS ONE)
14-day Residency & exhibition project in Athens / Greece
PLEASE NOTE: We are restarting the residency program in late 2023!
1+1 is a residency and exhibition project for international artists who wish to explore Athens' rich cultural life and opportunities and present their work in a local art venue.
1+1 provides shared accommodation and working space in central Athens for two weeks and two (1+1) artists who are open to share experiences and take part in a duo show in Athens. The two artists will present their work at the end of their 14-day residency period in a three/four-day curated exhibition in central Athens.
The 1+1 residency includes a customized introduction into ancient and contemporary Greek culture (two guided visits at Unesco sites, museums and art venues), individual networking advice, tips on Athens secret addresses, as well as curatorial assistance/advice for the realization of the exhibition.
1+1 services also include promotional, press and social media support, plus e-invitation+press release for the show (GR/EN) and website documentation.
Find the 2019 projects >>> here.
• Accommodation in a central Athens studio apartment with separate bedrooms and shared studio space
• A curated four-day exhibition in downtown Athens
• Assistance in / advice for the setup of the exhibition
• Two guided visits at Unesco sites, museums and art venues
• Individual networking advice
• Promotion, social media support, press release
• E-invitation, website and photo documentation
DISCIPLINES: Artists who work in the field of sculpture, painting, installation, photography, performance, textile art, comics, design or jewellery are invited to apply.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applications are accepted by individual artists as well as by artist duos who welcome the challenge to live together and present their personal work or their residency experience in a duo exhibition. Please apply only if you are 30+ years old.
RESIDENCY DURATION: 14 days (13 nights). Each residency period begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.
EXHIBITION: 3-4 days during the second week of the residency
PRICE: 620 Euro per artist (plus 20 Euro cleaning fee). The Price does not include travel fares, museums tickets, meals, artist material or print matter for the show.
APPLICATION: Starting from September 2023.