Photo Meliggoi is a residency program founded in 2017 which offers the opportunity to 1 photographer every year to spend, during July, 20 days in Meliggoi, Greece. The program offers a bursary of 500€ plus accommodation, food and a small studio with internet access will be provided for the length of the residency. The selected artist will have to create a body of work in response to the cultural context of Meliggoi village and Dodoni province. We are looking for proposals project that showing an interest in producing a body of work that has strong relevance to the place and wants to challenge the representation of the area.
Meliggoi rises on the slopes of Mount Tomaros (1974m), it is a quite and cosy village of 100 inhabitants during the winter, that reaches 250 people during the summer, it is 25 km far from Ioannina, the regional capital and largest city of Epirus. The core of the village is the square in front of the main church which has been built on the ruins of an old monastery, next to the square rises the old school building, nowadays head office for the Meliggoi Association, founder institution of this residency. The same building gives a home to the Folk Art and Tradition Museum of Meliggoi which collect and display the heritage of the village from the last century. Many are the points of interest near the village, the majority of them are archaeological sites, notable are in fact the Dodona theatre and its oracle, Ioannina acropolis, the ancient ruins of Nikopolis and Souli village. The province of Dodona is also rich in natural beauties such as the Acheron's springs in Gliky and Zotiko.
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