Open Call



No Funding


Intensive 4-day virtual residency + workshop + public presentation for visual, multimedia and interdisciplinary artists, jewelry and fashion designers or writers who work with textile art, story telling, mythology, performance. Artists and makers of the above mentioned fields may apply. Daily workshops on mythology, history of culture, performance, Greek crafts, Greek traditional dress, Greek jewellery, narrative and performance guide artists to prepare their own narrative, story, performance and objects. The eResidency takes place exclusively online. It consists of teleconference meetings, customized exercises and individual advice. The tightly scheduled program offers 21 hours of lectures, slideshows and videos, visual notes, group meetings and personal coaching. (-> Hit "Apply Now" for more details)

Number of Participants

Number of participants: Minimum 4 to maximum 8 artists. Duration and dates: 4 days. The eResidency starts on Thursday morning and ends on Sunday afternoon. Alternative eResidency Dates + application deadlines: 3 to 6 December 2020 -- Application deadline: 22 November 2020 10 to 13 December 2020 -- Application deadline: 29 November 2020 7 to 10 January 2021 -- Application deadline: 22 December 2020 eResidency goals and promotion: Developing a narrative, a performance concept and a choreography for an easy-to-do-it-yourself video is the feasible outcome of the workshop. Participants develop the concept, write the script, shoot and cut their video, even without prior knowledge or experience. • Videos will be published online and shared via the social media. • Results will be published in SMCK Magazine ( • Live streaming presentation of participants' work


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 21, 2021 - January 24, 2021


  • €350.00 program fee (one-time)




No meals

Public Programs

Courses, Online Exhibition, Publication, Seminars, Workshops


Book Arts, Choreography, Crafts & Trades, Design, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Performance Art, Poetry, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

The 'Helen of Sparta' eResidency aims at inspiring eight artists/writers/performers to develop their own updated version of the ancient Greek myth. The intensive four-day program addresses issues, such as misogyny, abuse, manipulation, fake news, armed conflict. The eResidency program Helen of Sparta ambitions to introduce artists into the tradition of Greek art and culture, with a strong focus on narrative, Greek mythology, jewelry art, textile art, dress culture, women's history, performance and design. The eResidents' work will be presented in a special online event and in a special section of SM*CK Magazine ( Independent Artists (March 2021 issue). Program details (= total: 21 hours): Workshop & coaching | From Greek mythology to narrative | From Greek crafts (textile, jewelry, ceramics) to contemporary design | Objects as performance inspiration | Performance | Video scenario | Basic video techniques | Individual coaching | Homework required

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