Greek, English
2 weeks
Paid by host:

Substinence, accomodation and transport costs (Athens from/to Tinos) and a part of production and material costs (in consultation with Kinono).

Paid by artist:

Transport costs to and from Athens, Greece. Partial production and material costs (in consultation with Kinono).

Application guidelines:

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Kinono Tinos Art Gathering

Kinono Tinos Art Gathering

Four (plus one) elements

KINONO Tinos Art Gathering is a multi-dimensional cultural organization based in Tinos since 2016. KINONO organizes site-specific activities, processes, artistic productions, workshops, interactive tours not only in the natural and cultural environment of the island but in selected buildings of historical or architectural significance as well. Its aim is for participants from the fields of science, art and culture in general, to come in contact with the island and thus through meeting with a diverse audience to create original works and actively engage with the local community and the natural environment of the island. With reference to the natural and cultural landscape of Tinos, participants interact with each other by communicating their work, creating synergy-collaboration communities and at the same time facilitating visitor and resident interaction by building a platform for developing creative and educational relationships.

After four years of continuous presence on the island of Tinos, Κinono introduces this year’s Thematic Series of “Four (plus one) elements”, which will last for a whole year, through four different seasons, until the fall of 2020. Κinono borrows the four elements of earth, fire, water and air and adds the element of time, on two tokens, one as the alternating seasons of the year and two as the season of human intervention on natural and cultural landscapes. This way it wishes to draw the attention of artists, scientists, philosophers and researchers to the dual passing of time and to the particular atmosphere and characteristics of the island of Tinos.
The theme of 4+1 elements is a proposal which aims to integrate the landscape itself to our concept of space, time, energy. The 4+1 elements project will delve into the relationships between the modern interdisciplinary scientific practices of visual arts, research, humane sciences, and new media, time and place expression through the islands material environments. Those environments vary: constructed or natural, both interior and exterior, urban and agricultural, material and immaterial as well as comprise by a complex of places, historical buildings, natural landscapes. It is a project that aims at researching and absorbing both the landscape-nature-time in our concept for time and space, material and tradition, matter, energy, natural resources and the environment with activities, processes and narrations coming from experimental, imaginative, descriptive ways for creating an environment.

⚠️ Due to the expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Four -plus one- Elements thematic residency program cannot be implemented in May 2021, maintaining the character and the scope for which it was built. In an effort to maintain the collective character and the social / environmental direction of the program, as well as to facilitate production planning, the Four-plus one- Elements residency program will take place in May 2022, in five landmarks of the island. Therefore, the open call deadline is postponed until 31 July 2021.



The outcomes will vary: Solo or/and group contemporary art exhibitions (indoors and outdoors), theater, contemporary dance, music production / event, research / themes - lectures (round table), video (documentary or video art), Interactive Tours / Narratives etc.

Studio Information
  • Schools: single school hall 80m2
  • Kinono Base: Fig tree garden 85 m2 and basement 40 m2
  • Single space in hostel 100 m2
  • Use of public spaces such as open air theatres, elementary schools and through selected locations according to the four elements
Accommodation Information
  • Hostels: 8 double-bed rooms ; 6 single-bed rooms and one 15 person room.
  • Rooms to rent: 5 double-bed rooms and 1 triple room.
Technical Information
  • Audio-visual equipment readily available
  • Access to public libraries
  • Basic office equipment

The locations will be scattered across all the island of Tinos and they comprise by a complex of historical buildings and natural landscapes.

Contact information

Karolou Vitali 5
84200 Tinos

info [at]