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1-2 months
Paid by host:

As an artist-run organization, they strive to keep balance between quality and cost. It is important to them to be able to offer the quality of studio space and the scope of professional development and opportunities that they do. Each residency period they offer two studio grants of €300, one to an international emerging artist and one to a Greek artist, as part of their mission to encourage dialogue and collaboration between Greek artists and international artists-in-residence. Artists may mention their desire to apply for the studio grant, reducing the cost of the residency, in their application.

Paid by artist:

The Athena Standards Residency fee of €1200 for one month and €2200 for two months. It provides the artist with an open format studio in an expansive, repurposed commercial building in downtown Athens. As part of the residency artists meet regularly with Art Historian Elizabeth Plessa, and staff, to ensure a guided and comprehensive introduction to the contemporary Athenian art scene.

Housing, travel costs, materials, food etc. are responsibility of the artists.

Application guidelines:

The application deadlines are 15 January for spring and summer sessions, and 1 June for fall sessions. Artists will be notified of their application status by 1 February for pring and Summer 2022, and 15 June for Fall 2022.

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Athena Standards Residency

Athena Standards Residency


The Athena Standards Residency is a one or two month-long studio artist residency program in the bustling metropolis of Athens, Greece. There are residency periods in the spring from April-May, in the summer from June-July, and in the fall from September-October. The In-Studio Residency program provides the artist with an open format studio in an expansive, repurposed commercial building, with other Greek and international artists.

Emerging and established artists, working in painting, mixed media, printmaking, performance, digital art, photography, video and installation are encouraged to apply. Starting in 2022, writers will be also admitted. We are able to accommodate . Residents are encouraged to consider staying for two months in order to develop a deeper knowledge of the city.

Professional development is integral to the Athena Standards Residency program. Art historian and curator Elizabeth Plessa works closely with each artist, scheduling individual studio visits and building off those initial consultations to recommend galleries of interest, openings, and museum shows for the artist to attend. Based on the path of the artist’s research she has arranged meetings with fellow arts professionals (and occasionally professionals outside the art world) and invited artists to join her on studio visits, lectures and events.

In the project space two weekly workshops in ceramics and mold-making are offered. Giorgos Tserionis, a contemporary ceramicist and instructor at the School of Fine Arts Athens, leads a weekly course in hand building and wheel throwing. Clay and firing is provided, artists purchase their own glazes. Our studio manager and sculptor Orestis Karalis also conducts a weekly workshop in mold making and casting. Materials are provided. As studio manager, Orestis is incredibly helpful in procuring supplies and providing advice. The studio lounge includes a projector and screen, and weekly get-togethers for dinner, wine and presentation of work are organized. ASR also provides space for Athenian artists and recent graduates of the Athens School of Fine Arts, to encourage dialogue and collaboration between Greek artists and international artists-in-residence.


Biannually, Athena Standards hosts an open studio / group exhibition of artists in residence from the past year.

Studio Information
  • 250 square meters of studio space
  • Moveable walls
  • Tables and chairs
  • Natural light
  • Communal woodshop / project space
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchenette and Lounge
  • Projector
  • Storage for works in progress
  • Studio Manager
  • 24/7 Key Card access
  • Opportunity to participate in workshops in Ceramics and Sculpture
Accommodation Information

Housing not provided.

Contact information

Achernon 313
11145 Athens

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