English, Greek
Paid by host:

All costs - research fee, airfare, taxi, accommodation in Athens, research budget, free lunches - are covered by Onassis AiR.

Paid by artist:

No costs.

Application guidelines:

Each year they release an open call on their website.

Apply here to join the tailor-made Residency Open Call 2023/4. The selection will be done in three phases. Phase I follows a peer-to-peer blind-selection method by the current and former participants of Onassis AiR. During Phase II the selected applications will be reviewed by the Onassis AiR team in collaboration with an external selection committee consisting of Sepake Angiama and VASKOS. In Phase III all shortlisted applicants will do an interview with the Onassis AiR team.

The working language of the programme is English.

All accepted participants will receive a research fee, housing, travel to/from Athens, a research budget, and other resources.

The deadline for submission of all applications is Monday, March 20, 2023. All applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 pm Eastern European Time (UTC +2). All applicants will be informed by email about the result of their application, by June 12, 2023.

If you have general questions during the time that the Open Call online platform is open (between February 20 – March 20, 2023), about the application or the program, please email [email protected]


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Onassis AiR

Onassis AiR


Onassis AiR is an international artistic research residency program based in Athens, Greece, that was established by the Onassis Foundation in 2019.

Founded on the principles of learning and doing with others, Onassis AiR grounds its mission in supporting the artistic process by offering space and dedicated time to arts professionals from various backgrounds and disciplines to delve deeper into their practice without any requirement to present a final work. By practising peer-to-peer methodologies, they aim to establish a different culture of being and working together where the participants set their own work conditions. Therefore, since 2019, their programs constantly evolve based on the discussions they have and the feedback they receive from their peers and programme participants. Read more about their principles and ethos here.

The Tailor-made Residency, running between September 2023 and July 2024, is a programme of individual residencies, each lasting for a maximum of three months. Each residency stems from the participants’ needs. This program is for anyone in need of support who is yearning for space, focused time, and stimulating conversations that can help to kick off, further develop, or finalize a project and who is interested in engaging with the locale of Athens. All participants are invited to use the Οnassis AiR space and resources to develop their thinking and practices without the expectation of presenting a final work. Rather, residents are encouraged to engage with the Onassis AiR Community through an offering, in the form of a workshop, an in-progress presentation, a lecture or screening, or any other format they wish to propose. Additionally, the programme offers professional development activities including mentoring sessions, presentations and peer-to-peer feedback sessions, organized site visits to local art spaces and other institutions, and opportunities to meet and connect with local artists and arts professionals.

Studio Information

Functioning as a space that is meant to be shared and used collectively by all current and previous participants, Οnassis AiR does not offer individual artist studios, but instead it is a modular space that transforms according to the needs of those using it each time. It offers two large co-working spaces equipped with projectors and sound system, a shared office and events space, a rehearsal studio that can be used upon availability (pre-booking required), a fully equipped kitchenette for preparation of light meals, a library, storage spaces, a beautiful patio that can be used for open-air screenings and events, a small vegetable garden in our terrace with seasonal herbs and vegetables that can be used for our lunches. Additionally, based on their research needs, participants can benefit from access to other rehearsal spaces, a recording studio, and other resources of the Onassis Foundation. All spaces are wheelchair accessible.

Accommodation Information

Shared apartment (3 bedrooms) for those not living in Athens.


Contact information

Leontiou 5
11745 Athens

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