Open Call CYENS Thinker Maker Space

Open Call CYENS Thinker Maker Space

Cyprus-based Artist-in-Residence Program for creative individuals working with art, science and technology

CYENS – Thinker Maker Space is pleased to announce an open call for the Artist-in-Residence Program intended for creative individuals.

Aiming to become a creative and innovation hub in Nicosia’s historic centre, the Thinker Maker Space plans to utilise its Artist-in-Residence Program to expand the knowledge and services of the centre through skill sharing and collaboration. Resident artists will enjoy full access to the Makerspace facilities allowing experimentation with advanced fabrication techniques. They will also have the opportunity to present and exhibit their work at the end of the residency. Additionally, artists may co-organise and host a series of workshops and talks relating to their practice and area of expertise.

The Makerspace residencies are hosted on a short-term basis ranging from two weeks and up to six months. The open-call invites individuals from the creative industry (creators, designers, visual artists, academics or others) to submit a portfolio and a project proposal.

Applications will be judged and selected by a committee based on project criteria and briefs that are aligned with the makerspace vision and capabilities. Proposals need to include details of the project’s purpose and outcomes emphasising on fabrication methods.

Our vision:

CYENS – Thinker Maker Space is a creative hub in Nicosia, Cyprus, where art, science and technology co exists and unite. The space encourages technology led innovation, supporting new ideas and practices through experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach. The aim is to support collaborations and socially engaged activities that inspire, educate, train and inform.


• Rapid prototyping
• Traditional making processes
• Electronics and Robotics
• Photography and 3D Scanning
• Workstations

The cost of the residency is determined accordingly and may include (where applicable):

• International Travel Expenses
• Expenses for mobility, accommodation, and nutrition
• Workshop expenses and materials
• Remuneration

Applicants should express their interest via email to [email protected] using the subject line “Application: Thinker Maker Space Artist-in-Residence”.

The Artist in Residency Program has three fixed dates for collecting applications. Interested applicants would be informed by the end of the month for each round.

• Winter Round: 15th of December 2021
• Spring Round: 15th of March 2022
• Summer Round: 15th of July 2022

Along with your application please including the following documents:

• Curriculum Vitae and portfolio – including links to webpage & social media
• Availability and duration of the project

For any enquires, please contact the makerspace team via email to [email protected] using the subject line: “Enquiry Thinker Maker Space Residence”.

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