Athena Standards Residency

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Founded 2015
Athens, Greece


The Athena Standards Residency is a month (or longer) studio artist residency program in vibrant, urban Athens, Greece. The Residency Program is €1500/ month. We encourage residents to consider staying for two months or longer, in order to develop a deeper knowledge of the city. For 2019, we are offering 10% off the second month and 20% off the third consecutive month. We are able to accommodate 12 artists per residency session. The residency session lasts a minimum of one month. We open all sessions within the year to applications, and reviews of applicants are conducted on a monthly basis. Emerging and established studio artists, working in painting, mixed media, printmaking, performance, installation, dance, digital art, photography, video and installation are encouraged to apply. We do not have a kiln, large format digital printer, or flat bed press, but we are able to arrange for artists working in mediums that require those tools to use neighboring facilities.

Local Information

The Athena Standards' studios are in a repurposed commercial building, with abundant natural light, near the Kato Patissia metro stop. The building includes such amenities as a communal workspace/ woodshop, storage for works in progress, a kitchenette and lounge, keypad access and a security guard in the evenings, as well as a studio manager to provide assistance five days per week. As part of the residency, artists are also provided shared housing with other residency artists in apartments around Athens, in proximity to the studio premises. During the residency, the ASR staff will be sharing opportunities with artists to visit gallery openings, lectures, screenings, and other cultural events around Athens, and Art Historian Elizabeth Plessa will arrange studio visits with the artists. Artists are also welcome to organize open studio days in the ASR studios, which the ASR staff will promote to the greater Athenian artistic community.

Network Affiliations

  • Alliance of Artist Communities
  • Res Artis

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