English, Greek, Spanish
Min. 2 weeks
Paid by host 

Some materials if the project is to go into the community.

Paid by artist 

Residency fee is €150 per week per person, €200 for couples. Travel and food expenses are also on the residents.

Application guidelines 

Please give your preferred dates,  CV and project details.



Lakkos Artists Residency

Lakkos Artists Residency


The 'Lakkos Artists Residency' runs in combination with an urban regeneration project called, 'The Lakkos Project'. It is a community based project that works alongside the Municipality of Heraklion to improve the Lakkos area. The group has so far brought street art, music/ film festivals, restoration of old house facades,  and performance art to the area. In summer the residency will screen short and long films on the main roof terrace. The project is not for profit and relies heavily on donations and volunteers. 

The residency is designed to bring more creative people to Crete, with a focus on visual arts and writing. The artists will have the opportunity to experience local life in a fascinating area with a long history.The house is slowly being restored when there is nobody staying. The residency is run by an Australian visual artist.  Each residency is 'tailor made' to what individuals require. 

Courses in Greek cooking, painting and drawing and even the Greek language can be arranged. 


There is no pressure to present anything at the end of the residency. Small exhibitions can be arranged on location or bigger venues can be booked. The house has a large roof terrace where films can be presented.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation is provided in the main house and there is also a small separate house with its own garden, kitchen and bathroom. The main house has two double and two single bedrooms. There are three studio spaces. In the main house there are two kitchens and a shared bathroom with separate toilet. The house has not been modernised and is very traditional. There is free wifi. 

Studio Information 

Artists work on the ground floor of the main house. There is also a shared studio on arrangement.

Technical Information 

There is an art materials shop a short walk away.

Romanou 27
71201 Heraklion

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