Applicants have to assure their own funding for travel, lodging and use of space since Apothiki is unable to provide funding. Rates depend on time of the year, length of stay and, when applicable, type of technical assistance required. More information, including availability and residencies scheduled, can be found on the website.
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality and commitment to the arts as well as on a profound motivation.
Apothiki aims at introducing artists and organizations to the island atmosphere of Paros - a creative environment that has inspired artists for more than 5000 years - and further develop Paros as a meeting place for creative people from around the globe. In cooperation with artists, art galleries, foundations and cultural institutions - both Greek and international, this multi-functional space will host contemporary art exhibitions and cultural events and provide a working and living space for artists in residence. The Residency program is part of a wider range of activities organised in the art centre such as exhibitions, concerts and seminars. Artists, scholars, art managers and critics are invited to submit their application for a 2 to 4 week residency to take place in 2010 or 2011. The program will start in April 2010. Artists that like to organise a small 'group' residency can submit a joint application.
Exhibition in the gallery.
Apothiki works closely together with a wide range of accommodation facilities in all price categories including a number of small and low cost hotels and self catered studios, uniquely situated and widely available out of high season. We are ready to assist you in making a choice according to your budget and personal preferences.
The Apothiki is an Art Center situated in the Kastro, the historical heart of Parikia, capital of the Cycladic island of Paros. Prior to their restoration, the 600 year old buildings were used to store olive oil, wine and other precious goods and known by the local people as the apothiki.