Open Call

Walking Backwards 2022

Snehta Residency

With Funding
Athens , Greece


Who we are looking for The call is addressed to young artists who share the interest in the social context of Athens and wish to connect with it through a more skeptical lens, by bringing elements of experimentation, ingenuity and perspective through their artistic practice. An inherent interest in communication, interaction and adaptability will be important assets in conducting this research and producing an artistic project. Applicant artists should project their interest in the local community of Kypseli and maintain an extrovert approach with local artists and organisations. In particular, in the context of the collaborations with NGOs with social impact, the artists' project proposal should be in line with the same moral and social values. This call is open to all visual artists between the ages of 25 - 35, regardless of artistic practice and medium.

Number of Participants

Open to individuals and artist duos


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 03, 2022 - October 23, 2022


  • €500.00 stipend (one-time)


  • €10.00 application fee


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Competition , Exhibition


No languages listed

Program Description

The second year of the "Walking Backwards" program is inspired by the Divine Comedy, focusing further on the boundaries of Dante's journey whether be it physical, metaphysical or fictional. The concept of the journey is linked with multiple connotations. Moving from one place to another can be an opportunity for leisure, relaxation or contemplation, but on another circumstance this same motion can be the only option for self-preservation and survival. The physical and imaginary displacement from reality is becoming as well a shelter, a safe space, a means of regeneration, retrospection or escapism. The focus of this year's call is to ponder on the notion of displacement and travel, how it is reflected in the artistic research, under the current socio-political and environmental context of context of contemporary reality.

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