The Iris Artist Residency
The Iris Art Centre is a platform for artistic education and coaching of artists, students and creatives of all ages and abilities. The workshops and residencies provide guidance and encouragement to enhance development of personal artistic voice. The Centre organizes summer art workshops and artist residencies. At the Iris Art Centre, groups are small (2-8), the environment is quiet, and all programs are full-board, so that artists can work intensively on developing new projects. The Iris Art Centre is run by qualified teaching artists, that are specialized in artistic coaching to artists of all levels and abilites.
The Iris Artist Residency offers artists a concentrated work period (1-6 weeks) in a quiet rural area in Greece. One hour of daily artistic coaching (monday thru friday) is included. The focus of the residency programme is on talent development: the development of artistic potential.
The Iris Artist Residency provides opportunities for artists, students and creatives to research and develop their artistic practices. At the end of the residency a presentation of the new work can be organised in an Athenian gallery, so that artists can make contacts with the Greek artistic community. This is optional.
Studio with tables, easels, sink, outside studio with tables and sink, 2,5 acres of land to paint, write or improvise with installation- or land-art projects, or build a ceramic sawdust kiln (only in winter and spring residencies).
The Iris Art Centre welcomes artists with limited mobility using a wheelchair. All spaces in the Iris Art Centre are wheelchair accessible, so is the swimming pool.
Artists have their own private room with bathroom, air conditioning, balcony and garden view. Included are full board stay, all meals and drinks.
WiFi internet, scanner and printer, Art Studio with tables, easels, sink, home cinema with screen and projector, outside studio with tables and sink, 2,5 acres of land to paint, write or improvise with installation- or land-art projects, or build a ceramic sawdust kiln (only in winter and spring residencies). Basic supplies will be available: scissors, cutters, cutting boards, easels, glue, paper & cardboard. Artists may bring their own materials if they like, or they may send the center a list of what they need and they will make sure it is all there when they arrive (at the artist's cost).
The Residency is situated on a large estate in the midst of olive groves and vineyards near the village of Afidnes at a 30 minute driving distance from the center of Athens. The natural atmosphere of peace and silence give ample opportunity for concentrated work. It is a 2,5 acre estate, half an hour from Athens, where museums and galleries give plenty of new inspiration for artistic work.