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14-day Athens artist residency on Byzantine art and the concept of the icon.


The Art Of The Icon is a residency and video / comics / narrative project for visual artists, jewelers, crafters, designers, filmmakers, performers, art theorists, curators, academics who wish to explore Athens’ medieval and Byzantine cultural traditions that still live on.

Application deadline: 7 July 2024

Optional residency dates in 2024:
6–29 September  /  30 September - 13 October  /  4–17 November

Byzantine art, a highly conceptual art created by a combination of mastering ancient techniques and preparing the artist’s body and mind for creative contemplation, is widely unknown to the West. Icon are intellectual and emotional bridges to the invisible world, while the sacred space becomes a stage for performing rituals of bonding between past, present and future.

The Art Of The Icon residency program includes an online introductory course into Byzantine art history, and its significance for contemporary conceptual art, Pop Art and major modern art movements, guided visits at Unesco sites, museums and Byzantine monuments, individual tips on Athens' secret addresses, a narrative, comics and video workshop in Athens, as well as curatorial and editorial advice for the realization of a creative video or comics or narrative.


Three-week summer studio residency in the Greek capital


Discover the vibrating Greek capital in August! FaveLAB offers two three-week summer studio residencies in central Athens – Exarchia and Kypseli.
Artists and designers working with painting (small formats), photography, textile art, graphic art, comics, jewelry, crafts, as well as writers, researchers, art theorists, art historians, curators are encouraged to apply.

Residency dates: Between 1 and 31 August.

Application deadline: 14 July 2024.
Applications will be considered upon submission.

Duration of residency: Three weeks (minimum period).
Choose which 3-week period fits best for you. On request, the residency can be extended by one week.

I. Studio apartment in Exarchia

The (90m2/102m2) Exarchia studio apartment is located in the very central artist district of Athens, 8 minutes walk from the very city center (Omonia Square) or 20 minutes from Monastiraki Square / Ancient Agora. The neighboring National Archaeological Museum is 3 minutes away. Cafés, restaurants and art supplies are nearby. The apartment can host one or, upon request, two artists. It is located on the 3rd floor of a modern 80's building with elevator.

Price: 780,00 € / 3 weeks (one artist / 90m2).
Second artist upon request: please contact us for price and details.

Download images (PDF) of the Exarchia studio apartment >>> here

II. Studio apartment in Kypseli

The Kypseli studio apartment is a two-room studio (52m2) in Kypseli, 5 minutes walk to the bus and trolley station, and 20 minutes bus ride to Syntagma Square (or 8 minutes bus ride to subway station Victoria Square). Famous Patission Street is nearby.
Kypseli is an upcoming neighborhood with a growing art and crafts scene, interesting Art Deco and Bauhaus buildings, restaurants, cafés and bars etc. Kypseli, a non-tourist/non gentrified neighborhood has also a very good food market and is a good choice for artists who wish to experience Greek life among locals.
The studio apartment can accommodate one artist. It is located in the 4th floor of a late 1960s residential building with elevator. The studio has excellent light conditions.

Price: 630,00 € / 3 weeks (one person / 52m2).

Download images (PDF) of the Kypseli studio apartment  >>> here

Support:  At the start of the residency, artists receive individual tips and information for their specific work or research planned during the studio residency.

Expectations towards the artist:  The artist is expected to show a professional interest in the Athens visit, e.g. by planning to carry out research or realize work during the studio residency. Minimum age for application is 30 years.

Application:  Email your application to including a short cover letter stating your incentive to visit Athens. Please include your bio/CV and up to three website or social media links.


A nine-day intensive artist residency on the Mysteries of art in energy vibrating Athens & Elefsina (European Capital of Culture 2023)


The Athens residency includes intensive workshops in storytelling, performance and video, and promotes the artists’ work through presentation, catalogue and participation in video festivals. The physical residency follows an online introduction to the significance of Greek heritage for contemporary artists.

Application deadline:   21 July 2024

Optional residency dates in 2024:
25 August – 2 September  /  8–16 September  /  13–21 October  /  17–25 November

The Road To Elefsina aims at expanding the artists' spectrum of cultural experiences, and offer insight into the beginnings of civilization. The learning program enhances artists’ understanding of how art and poetry may have a soothing effect on human agonies.

The residency, workshop and presentation project addresses visual artists, designers, crafters, jewelry makers, ceramists, performers, photographers, filmmakers and art theorists who wish to dive into the Greek myth of death and resurrection. The myth of Persephone also highlights the mother and daughter bonding, and the challenges of growing up.


14-day Residency & exhibition project for two artists in Athens / Greece


Application deadline:  21 July 2024
Residency dates:  Summer – Autumn 2024 (see below)

ONE + ONE is a residency and exhibition project for international artists, jewelers, crafters, performers, filmmakers and designers who wish to explore Athens’ rich cultural life, traditions and opportunities, and present their work in a local art venue.

ONE + ONE optionally provides shared or single accommodation and working space in central Athens for two artists who wish to share ideas and experiences, and present new work in a special duo show in an Athens venue. The artists exhibit their work in a curated two-day exhibition or in a live presentation in Athens at the end of the two-week residency period.

The ONE + ONE residency program includes a customized introduction into ancient and contemporary Greek culture (an online introduction + two guided visits at Unesco sites, museums and art venues), individual promotion, tips on Athens secret addresses, as well as curatorial advice for the realization of the exhibition.

The ONE + ONE exhibition / presentation is promoted through the local press and media. Press release and e-invitation, plus documentation on the FaveLAB website or in the print & digital magazine SMCK Magazine.

You can find a documentation of past ONE + ONE residents in our EXHIBITIONS section.

The ONE + ONE residency includes:

• Online introduction before arrival: ONE + ONE and contemporary Greek culture
• Accommodation options: A. shared studio apartment with two separate bedrooms Athens (100m2) / B. two single artist studio apartments (50m2 each) in central Athens
• A curated two-day exhibition in downtown Athens
• A guided city tour plus visit at Unesco sites, museums and art venues
• Individual promotion, media support + press release
• E-invitation + website and online/print magazine documentation

Disciplines:  Artists who work in the field of sculpture, painting, installation, photography, performance, textile art, comics, design, ceramics, jewelry art, as well as designers, crafters, art theorists, art historians, curators are encouraged to apply.

Application requirements:  We accept applications from individual artists and from already existing artist duos. Artists must be at least 30 years of age.

Residency duration:  14 days (13 nights). The residency period begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

Exhibition/presentation:  2 days (during the second week of the residency)

Price:  730 € / paid by the artist. The Price does not include travel fares, museums' and archaeological sites entry tickets, meals, artist material or tools, print matter for the show.

Application:  Email your application with cover letter introducing yourself and stating your incentive to participate in the ONE + ONE residency project. Include your bio/CV and website/blog or instagram or 6-8 images of your work.

Optional residency dates for 2024:

26 August – 8 September 2024
16 – 29 September 2024
30 September – 13 October 2024

Application deadline:  Sunday 21 July 2024


The Athens studio offers include accommodation and workspace for individual art projects, research and inspiration in the rich and vibrant cultural environment of the Greek capital.

Contact us anytime for availability! Applicants must be at least 30 years old.


  • Minimum stay is 14 days - maximum stay three months, depending on availability.
  • Studios (sizes between 52 and 102m2) in central Athens: Exarcheia, Kypseli, Kolonos
  • The studios include living and working space - more details >>> here
  • Studios for artists with heavy duty work - noise, dirt - are also available

Contact us for fees and more information.

Your studio request should include your desired dates plus a short overview over your work (links, photos, website).