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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:   28 April 2024
Residency dates:   20 May - 2 June / 3 - 16 June / 17 - 30 June

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.


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:   28 April 2024
Residency date:  2024

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.

Individual and customized workshops in Greece

Through our online platform Leave Your Crisis in Greece, we also offer customized trips and workshops in Athens and on the Peloponnese. For more information, please visit:

  >>> Leave Your Crisis in Greece.