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ONE ARTIST A WEEK

ONE ARTIST A WEEK questions the dynamic of quickly changing trends, topics and "fashions" in the international art world and asks how each of the participating artists individually responds to this development.
The one-week residency + exhibition program addresses artists who want to develop and present their work in Athens following an intensive creative and learning process.

ONE ARTIST A WEEK not only offers accommodation and exhibition space in the center of Athens, it also supports the artists with press, media and communication work, and helps to set up the exhibition/presentation at the end of the week.

Find the current and upcoming shows >>> here.
And the past shows presented 2017 during the Athens Documenta 14 >>> here.

PROGRAM:

• Living and working space in downtown Athens (7 days/6 nights, Monday to Sunday)
• A three/four-day curated solo show in downtown Athens venues
• Promotional support, press and media networking
• Customized introduction into ancient and contemporary Greek culture
• Documentation on the FaveLAB project website.

Price:  370 Euro per week plus 20 Euro cleaning fee.

Disciplines:  Artists working in all disciplines, designers, actors, dancers, art journalists, crafters are welcome to apply. Please note: applicants must be 30+ years old.

Application:  Email us your application including a short introduction of yourself (max 200 words, CV, website link, 4 to 6 images of your work) stating your incentive to participate in ONE ARTIST A WEEK. Please state your preferred date(s) in your application.

Residency dates for early 2020:

3 - 9 February
10 - 16 February
17 - 23 February

1+1 (ONE PLUS ONE)

14-day Residency & exhibition project in Athens / Greece

1+1 is a residency and exhibition project for international artists who wish to explore Athens' rich cultural life and opportunities and present their work in a local art venue.

1+1 provides shared accommodation and working space in central Athens for two weeks and two (1+1) artists who wish to share experiences and take part in a duo show in Athens. The artists will present their work at the end of their 14-day residency period in a four-day curated exhibition in a downtown Athens art venue.

The 1+1 residency includes a customized introduction into ancient and contemporary Greek culture (two guided visits at Unesco sites, museums and art venues), individual networking advice, tips on Athens secret addresses, as well as curatorial assistance/advice for the realization of the exhibition.

1+1 services also include promotional, press and social media support, plus e-invitation+press release for the show (GR/EN) and website documentation.
Find the 2019 projects >>> here.


1+1 includes:

• Accommodation in a studio apartment with two separate bedrooms / shared studio space
• A curated four-day exhibition in downtown Athens
• Assistance in / advice for the setup of the exhibition
• Two guided visits at Unesco sites, museums and art venues
• Individual networking advice
• Promotion, social media support, press release
• E-invitation + Website documentation

Disciplines: Artists who work in the field of sculpture, painting, installation, photography, performance, textile art, comics, design or jewellery are invited to apply.

Application requirements: We accept applications by artist duos OR by individual artists who wish to get to know and share a studio with a fellow artist they have not met yet and are welcoming the challenge to turn this experience in a duo show. Please apply only if you are 30+ years old.

Residency duration: 14 days (13 nights) - the residency period begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

Exhibition:  4 days (During the second week of the residency)

Price:  470 Euro per artist (plus 20 Euro cleaning fee). The Price does not include travel fares, museums tickets, meals, artist material or print matter for the show.

Application:  Email us your application including a short introduction of yourself (max 200 words, CV, website link, 4 to 6 images of your work) stating your incentive to participate in the 1+1 program. Please state your preferred date(s) in your application.
Applicants will be informed within one week after the end of the deadline.

Residency dates for early 2020:

20 January - 2 February
27 January - 9 February
10 - 23 February

Application deadline:  Apply until 30 September 2019

FAVELAB BONDS 2020

Apply for one of 10 two-week residency offers in central Athens from June - September 2020.

FaveLAB bonds facilitate artists, designers, crafters and art lovers to experience Athens rich cultural tradition and vibrant art scene by offering them live in and working space at a low budget.

Each FaveLAB bond covers Two Weeks of Artist Residency in down town Athens for one person (13 nights/14 days). Artists buy the bond now and visit Athens between Monday 1 June 2020 and Sunday 27 September 2020. Artists do not need to reserve a specific date by buying the bond. Maximum 2 artists share a studio with own room/shared bathroom and kitchen.

Artists may also offer the FAVELAB BOND as a gift to a friend or colleague or extend their stay in Athens by buying more FAVELAB BONDS for the number of weeks they wish. More information >>> here .

A FaveLAB Bond provides artists with:

• Living and working space in downtown Athens (14 days/13 nights).
• Insider tips on Athens cultural events and sites/museums of interest to the resident.
• The option to attend other events or shows organized/curated by FaveLAB and network with other FaveLAB residents and Athenians.
• The option to upgrade the FaveLAB bond into a full Artist Residency program me or workshop.

Each of the 20 FaveLAB Bonds costs 100 Euro - each Bond supports our residency programme and offers the opportunity for you to stay one or more inspiring weeks in Athens/Greece for research, initial contacts or a scheduled project.

You may decide your residency date once you are ready to visit Athens. You may also offer your "Bond" as a gift to a friend or colleague.

The AIR locations are within walking distance from the very heart of Athens, ideally located next to archaeological sites and museums, as well as bus/metro stations. The sunny AIR venues are furnished with bed, standard flat equipment and artworks. Residents have access to balconies/terraces.

Disciplines:  Artists, designers, art historians/ journalists, crafters, students are welcome to apply. Please note: applicants must be 30+ years old.

Accommodation/studio:  Monday to Sunday (7 days/6 nights) in a (shared) living and working space in central Athens (Kolonos / Exarchia). Studio/workspace is part of the residency space.

Price:  200 euros per FaveLAB bond for one person. Plus 20 euros cleaning fee + 50 euros deposit. The latter is returned at the end of the residency.

Support: FaveLAB gives the artist tips and advice regarding the cultural scene and places of interest in Athens upon arrival. No other curatorial services or customized consulting are part of the FaveLAB bond unless the resident wishes to engage in one of FaveLAB's exhibition programs or specialized workshops.

Application information:  Please send us an email including your personal information (homepage, links etc.), the number of FaveLAB Bonds (how many weeks) and - if you already know - your desired date for your residency week(s).

Residency dates are between:
Monday 1 June 2020 and Sunday 27 September 2020
(always from Monday to Sunday)

Deadline for reservations:  30 September 2019



If you want to combine your stay in Athens with a curated solo show, see also our AIR program >>> ONE+ONE


INITIATION - Performance, narrative and ritual

Intensive 7-day artist residency + workshop + public presentation in Athens, Greece

The Initiation workshop addresses international artists with a strong interest in a contemporary interpretation of ancient performance, theater, narrative, ceremony and ritual. The workshop offers a maximum of 8 artists a distinct opportunity to broaden their practice and knowledge and discover the symbols and physical expression of Greece's ancient rituals.

The Initiation workshop focuses on the trinity body – ritual – narrative and on the contrast between today's logical world and and the ancient mythology.
The 7-day workshop in Athens includes accommodation, performance workshop, guided visits to UNESCO sites and the experience of participating in a unique ancient community ritual. For detailed, please read the program below.


CONTEXT:

  The Initiation workshop alludes to the dances and rituals performed to honor Demeter, the ancient Greek goddess of the plants and agriculture, and her daughter Persephone, queen of Hades (Underworld), during the ancient initiation rites in Eleusina which are known as the Eleusinian Mysteries.

The mysteries introduced the initiates into a blissful life and liberated them from the fear of death through the celebration of the cycle of nature and life, the sharing of food and knowledge inside the community, and the abolishment of social hierarchy.

The Eleusinian mysteries lasted for 2,000 years being on of the the most sacred events of the Greek-Roman world. Under a Christian disguise , the mysteries and the sacred architecture, the objects and doctrines continued to exist - up to the present day. Although destroyed in 395 AD, the site of Eleusina is still considered a most powerful archaeological venue in Greece.

Dance, performances, costumes, jewellery, tales, healing and social bonding were not separate instances and actions at the very beginning of art. The Initiation workshop's holistic approach to performance, dance and ritual aims at reuniting contemporary fragmented reality of contemporary art by linking physical expression to a strong narrative, to symbols and allegories.


WORKSHOP PROGRAM:

• 7-day (6-night) residency including shared accommodation in central Athens (2 p.p. apartment / single room for each participant)
• Guided visits to the Acropolis complex (Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysos, Acropolis/Sacred Caves) and to Plato's Academy
• Guided visit to the National Archaeological Museum with the focus on the concepts: democracy and spirituality / theater, community bonding and healing / mysteries, sharing and transformation
• Guided visit to the archaeological site and museum of Eleusina
• Introduction to the meaning of ancient community rituals. Participation in a unique contemporary ritual still performed in Greece
• A tour to Athens' historical nucleus and visit to the "Gates to Hades"
• Performance workshop + practice (20 hours)
• Story telling workshop (3 hours)
• Development of the artist's concept and practice throughout the workshop
• Curated public event presenting the workshop participants' performances in a central Athens venue including PR, networking, Press and Social media promotion and documentation on the website and in the Social Media


Application requirements:  Artists working with performance, visual and interdisciplinary art, multimedia art or design (jewellery, fashion) are encouraged to apply.

Application:  E-mail us your application with cover letter to including a short introduction of yourself and a statement (each max. 200 words, CV, website link, 4 to 6 images of your work) stating your incentive to participate in the Initiation workshop.
We accept applications from artists working on a professional level. Please apply only if you are 30+ years old.

Sopport:  FaveLAB supports the artist with communication, practical advice and assistance during the workshop and the preparation of the performance event. On request, FaveLAB can support the artist with an invitation letter.

Price: 760 Euros paid by each participant. The Fee does not include transport, travel fares, food, museum or site tickets. Each participant is asked to deposit a guarantee of 50 Euros at arrival.

Residency date:  18 - 24 November 2019

Application deadline:  30 September 2019

Max. participants:  6

HELEN'S DRESS // Textile Art, Story Telling, Mythology and Performance

Intensive 7-day workshop + residency + public presentation for visual, multimedia and interdisciplinary artists & jewelry and fashion designers in Leonidio/Arcadia-Greece

The Helen’s Dress workshop from 30 March to 5 April 2020 offers a maximum of 4 artists the opportunity to broaden their practice in textile art and embroidery, enrich their knowledge on the compatibility of Greek mythology to give valuable answers to contemporary dilemmas, discover the beauty of symbols and visual language of Greece’s embroidery motifs, deal with the concept of faith, love, betrayal, improvise of their own version of Helen’s myth.

For more workshop and context details, please click >>> here.

The Helen’s Dress workshop in the 19th century town Leonidio (Arcadia, Greece) focuses on the trinity embroidery – narrative – participative performance. It includes accommodation and breakfast, embroidery, narrative, mythology and Greek textile workshops, a guided visit in a traditional embroiderer’s workshop plus guided walks in the archaic region of Arcadia - home of Dionysus, the nymphs and satyrs.

The experience of participating in an old Greek textile bonding ritual still practiced in Greece will be part of the workshop.

The workshop participants will experiment with traditional Greek textile techniques, develop a narrative and a concept of their work, test the potential of traditional textile practice to highlight women’s social role, design the perfect outfit for a 2020’s female role model and learn fascinating Greek embroidery techniques.
A presentation of the works created during the workshop will take place at a local venue at the end of the week.

Program:

• 7-day (6-night) residency including shared accommodation in Leonidio, Arcadia. Breakfast is included in the price
• Guided visits to Leonidio’s ancient and medieval monuments (Pyrgos Tsikalioti, Cave of Dionysus) and the town’s museum. Two guided walks in the area (3 hours)
• Introduction to the meaning of ancient community rituals. Participation in a narrative and stitching group performance (2 hours)
• Greek textile art, soft sculpture and embroidery workshop; history + semiotics + practice (20 hours)
• Visit of a local embroiderer’s workshop and studying of 19th century and early 20th century works (2 hours)
• Story telling workshop (3 hours)
• Customized consulting regarding the individual artist’s concept and practice (3 hours)
• Curated public event presenting the workshop participants’ new work in a Leonidio venue including PR, networking, Press and Social media promotion and documentation on the website and in the Social Media

Disciplines:  Artists working with performance, visual and interdisciplinary art, multimedia art, jewelry or fashion design are encouraged to apply.
The Helen’s Dress workshop also addresses writers or culture/art historians/theorist with a strong interest in a contemporary interpretation of Greek mythology, narrative, ancient performance, embroidery language, textile art, ceremony and ritual.

Accommodation/studio:  Shared accommodation (2 persons per room / shared bathroom and cooking facility) and workspace are included in the workshop.

Support:  FaveLAB supports the artist with communication, practical advice and assistance during the workshop and the preparation of the presentation. FaveLAB may support grant applications by the artist with a letter of invitation (upon request).

Artist Fee:  760,- Euros paid by each participant.
The fee does not include transport, travel fares, food, museum or site tickets. Each participant is asked to deposit a deposit of 50 Euros upon arrival (to be returned on departure).

Application requirements:  E-mail your application with cover letter to favelab.info@gmail.com including a short introduction of yourself and a statement (each max. 200 words, CV, website link, 4 to 6 images of your work) stating your incentive to participate in the Helen’s dress workshop.
Please apply only if you are 30+ years old.

Maximum number of participants:  4

Workshop date:  Monday 30 March - Sunday 5 April 2020

Deadline to apply:  15 September 2019

ATHENS FOR WRITERS

Our NEW writers residency program for 2020 will be announced soon.