Artist Residencies in Athens

30. Januar – 19. Februar 2017
Foto: Snehta
Please send your submission to until February 19, 2017

Kunstverein EXTRA is pleased to announce in cooperation with Antonia Rahofer a call for applications for four artist residencies for the first half of 2017. The program provides a total of 2 x 2 funded residencies from April to May and from June to July.

The capital of Greece is a city that invites artists to explore its sociocultural, economic, institutional, and architectural conditions and to encounter its vibrant cultural scene. Moreover, from April to July, the city hosts this year’s documenta, which, now in its 14th edition, has vowed to »learn from Athens«.

Your residency will focus on the development and realization of your project plans, the results of which will be presented in an exhibition at the end of your stay. You are free to choose the media and formats you want to utilize.

The local cooperation partner is Snehta Residency, whose wide-ranging international network provides ample opportunities for the chosen artists to make valuable contacts.



Please send your submission to
until Sunday, February 19, 2017, midnight

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Time frame and duration of stay

The duration of each residency is two months. Two artists will be able to go to Athens in each of the following two time slots:

> Time slot I: April 1–May 31, 2017 (2 artists)
> Time slot II: June 1–July 31, 2017 (2 artists)

Requirements and eligibility

The call is open to artists from all fields who
> have had exhibitions and/or have published their work in some form.
> live and work in Austria or are able to plausibly demonstrate their connection to Austria.
> were born in 1976 or later.
> have good English language skills.

Further conditions
Participants will be required to
> spend at least 75% of their residency in Athens.
> partake in educational and dissemination activities (e.g., gallery talks, final presentation, exhibitions).


> Sunday, February 19, 2017, midnight
Please send your submission to
Submissions may only be made by e-mail.

Submission documents

Data form (download data form)
> contact information and biographical information
> cover letter (Please describe your motivation for participating in the artist-in-residence program in Athens—1000 characters max.)
> project description (Please describe the project you want to realize and the individual steps this requires as well as the methods you want to use during your stay in Athens. Your proposal should include a project description and illustrate its connection to Greece—1500 characters max.)

In addition to the data form, please submit the following documents via e-mail:
> CV indicating your studies and giving an overview of your artistic career (solo and group exhibitions, scholarships, and prizes)
> Portfolio with realized and projectet works (.pdf, 8 MB max.)

Selection Process

A jury will select the artists. The jury’s decisions are final and not subject to appeal. No legal claim can be made for the selection. The jury’s decisions will be sent via e-mail, but no reason will be provided for these decisions.

Conditions and benefits

> workplace in a studio provided by Snehta Residency (without computer system)
> use of Snehta Residency workshops and exhibition spaces
> fully furnished apartment that will accommodate two artists per time slot (one bedroom per artist; shared living room, kitchen, bathroom, and toilet facilities; WiFi access)

> each artist will receive a sum of 650 euros per month for living expenditures and production costs (1300 euros in total; if an artist is absent for more than 14 days, he/she will be paid the aliquot sum)
> travel expenditures—round-trip ticket for no more than 200 euros. Flights must be booked by the artists themselves; expenditures will be refunded upon arrival in Athens.

> curatorial accompaniment to facilitate networking with people in the art scene and local institutions
> integration into the various activities of Snehta Residency and its artists
> local team of curators supports the realization process of the planned project
> if desired, participants may also take initiative and organize internal and public events


> participants are responsible to get their own travel insurance
> if desired, participants are responsible for the transport to Austria of works produced in Athens
> the accommodation of family members, relatives, and partners is only possible for a total of 7 days in the duration of the residency > access to studios and accommodations is not barrier-free

Please contact us if you have any questions:

The Artist in Residence program in Athens is a project of Antonia Rahofer, Vienna/Athens, in cooperation with Kunstverein EXTRA, Vienna, and Snehta Residency, Athens

Funded by the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Generously supported by the Austrian Embassy Athens.