Villa Exarcheia Residency​

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The Villa Exarcheia Residency is situated in the neighbourhood of Neapoli-Exarchia just fifteen minutes by foot from Athens center. The residency provides time and space for academics and creatives to immerse themselves in Athenian life and perfect their practice. We recognise that different artists have different needs so we provide three different types of residency packages : 


  • The Light Residency which is research driven

  • A Full Residency which encourages technical and theoretical research and features a one-month exhibition

  • The “Locals Only” residency designed to assist and encourage Greek artists and students.


An Athens-based curator works with each resident, providing support for research, practice and onsite community projects. The curator will be in discussion with the artists throughout their residency in order to provide a rounded collaboration. Technical assistance and advice is provided, and artists are encouraged to experiment with new materials and methods.


Proposals for this opportunity are reviewed on a rolling basis. We welcome couples, teams of curators and artists. Please be sure to specify in your application if you wish to apply as a team. The program currently features accommodations for up to three residents at a time. 

Each year, at least one artist or curator is invited for a one month in exchange for a public workshop or presentation.

 If you plan to apply for outside funding, we recommend that you apply for the residency at least three to five months so that we might assist you. Please carefully read all the documents below before applying to the Villa Exarchia Residency. A list of funding bodies is provided.

For prices please refer to the guideline section above.


Application link

Please send applications to the gallery director: Dimitri Yin: with the subject: RESIDENCY2021

We receive applications throughout the year.