The Villa Exarcheia Residency​

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The Villa Exarcheia Residency is situated in the neighbourhood of Neapoli-Exarchia, minutes by foot from Athens center and the Acropolis. The residency provides time and space for artists, academics and creatives to immerse themselves in Athenian life and perfect their practice. The residency features studio space, facilities, mentoring, and an exhibition. 

We recognise that residents have different needs, so we provide three different types of residency packages : 

  • The Light Residency which is optimised for researchers.

  • A Full Residency which features a one-month exhibition.

  • The “Locals Only” accelerator residency which is designed to promote Greek artists and graduating 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 and an opportunity to further your practice in Greece and beyond. Technical assistance and advice is provided, and artists are encouraged to experiment with new materials and methods thanks to a dedicated production facility for metal, ceramics and woodworking.

Local networking opportunities and contacts are also provided as Phoenix Athens is equitably engaged with other local organisations in the community.

 

Proposals for this opportunity are reviewed on a rolling basis. We welcome couples, curator-artist teams and academic researchers just to name a few. 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. 

Please note that each year, at least one artist or curator is invited for one month in exchange for a public workshop or presentation. We welcome proposals for both local and international collaborations and exchanges.

2022 Application link

 

2023 Application link

 

We recommend that you apply for the residency at least two months in advance so that we may assist you with obtaining funding. A list of funding bodies is provided in this section and personalised assistance for this is provided to candidates. 

Please send applications to the gallery director

Dimitri Yin: director@phoenixathens.org with the subject: RESIDENCY