Disciplines 
Visual Arts
Language 
English, Greek, Italian
Founded 
2016
Duration 
1 month to 1 year
Paid by artist 

The cost of the residency program is 1500 Euro for one month period. Artists that choose to stay for more than one month receive a discounted rate of 10% off the second and third consecutive month and 20% off the fourth and subsequent months. The residency fee includes shared housing in Athens, with another residency artist, and full access to the Athena Standards Studio. The studio building is keypad entry, and staffed by the Studio Manager on weekdays, and a security guard in the evenings. 

Materials, travel costs, food etc. are responsibility of the artists.

Application guidelines 

They are currently accepting applications for all sessions September 2018- May 2019, on a rolling basis - applications for each residency period will close on the first day of the month, two months before the residency period begins:

  • July 1 deadline for September 2018
  • August 1 deadline for October 2018
  • September 1 deadline for November 2018, etc.

Deadline

Deadline 
Ongoing

Athena Standards Residency

Athena Standards Residency

Description 

Athena Standards Residency was born of the idea that the city of Athens offers an opportunity to experience simultaneously the vibrant urban culture of a contemporary city and the rich history of an ancient cosmopolitan center. With the intention of creating a network of international and local artists, the residency program aims to encourage a dialogue with the local art scene.

The residency program provides the artists with an open format studio space in a repurposed commercial building, located in a neighborhood of coffee shops, bars and restaurants. The studio boasts abundant natural light, and 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. Athena Standards’ in-house art historian and curator, Elizabeth Plessa, will be visiting the studios of the resident artists regularly to discuss the progress of their work. 
The residency session lasts a minimum of one month. However, they encourage residents to consider staying for two months or longer, in order to develop a deeper knowledge of the city. They open all sessions within the year to applications, and reviews of applicants are conducted on a monthly basis. The Selection Committee includes a variety of art practitioners spanning the cultural sector in Greece and abroad. They are able to accommodate 14 artists per residency session.

Outcome 

A series of visiting artist talks of various practitioners of the cultural industry have been organized so that by the end of their stay in Athens the artists will have experienced a comprehensive consultancy regarding their practice. The residency program concludes with an open studio event in which members of the artistic community are invited to tour the studios and see the final works.

Accommodation Information 

Shared housing is arranged for the residency artists in apartments around Athens, in proximity to the studio premises.

Studio Information 

The residency program provides the artists with an open format studio space in a repurposed commercial building. The studio boasts abundant natural light, and 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.

Technical Information 

The studio has wireless internet and a printer/scanner for the artists.

Address: 
Achernon 313
11145 Athens
Greece
Telephone 
4406236307

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