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Artists and Curators Can Now Apply for a Residency in Sunny Athens

Artists and Curators Can Now Apply for a Residency in Sunny Athens

Artists and Curators Can Now Apply for a Residency in Sunny Athens

ARCAthens, a nonprofit based in 2017 with the intention of supporting visible artists, curators, and students by way of cultural alternate between New York and Athens, Greece, simply revealed its first open name for functions for its residency program going down this fall. Two Athens residency fellowships shall be obtainable — one for a visible artwork fellow and the opposite for a curatorial fellow — and they’re going to absolutely fund residents as they dwell and work in Athens for a length of two months.

Not like earlier years, when fellows had been chosen by nomination, candidates from all international locations are actually welcome to use, so long as they reside outdoors of Greece. The residency begins on September 19, 2022 and lasts till November 14. A complete fellowship award of $2,000 shall be granted to the 2 chosen fellows, together with a $150 weekly stipend and spherical journey airfare. The “live-work services” on provide embrace a “attractive neoclassical facility” operated by ARCAthens’ accomplice and modern arts group ATOPOS; every fellow shall be accommodated with a personal bed room, personal studio, and shared kitchen, lavatory, eating room, and library.

Previous ARCAthens fellows embrace artists Tomashi Jackson and Cullen Washington, Jr., and curators Miranda Lash and Larry Ossei-Mensah. 

ARCAthens fellows Tomashi Jackson and Miranda Lash with artist Eleni Mylonas (middle) at her studio in Aegina (courtesy ARCAthens)

If accepted, fellows shall be anticipated to take part in a seminar with college students on the Athens Faculty of Wonderful Arts and a public end-of-year residency occasion.

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“Athens is understood for its historical historical past, its radiant gentle, its pleasant climate, attractive panorama, heat folks, wealthy tradition, and scrumptious meals,” says ARCAthens Govt Director Aristides Logothetis in an announcement. “Athens, which is also called a vacation spot for all issues fashionable, is now turning into a vibrant hub of up to date tradition, offering our fellows with a further lens from which to know our world at the moment.”

ARCAthens additionally hosts a digital residency, which started in the course of the pandemic, during which a curator selects two artists — one from Greece and one from the Bronx, New York — to collaborate and alternate concepts by way of social media. For extra info on making use of for the Athens residency program, go to ARCAthens’ software web page.

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