ARTISTIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM

INFORMATION

APPLICATION

We wish to inform you that the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre will no longer be accepting applications for hosting artists for September 2021 – June 2022 period since the Artistic Residency Program has been already fully booked for the current academic year.
We would also like to let you know that the open call for the Artistic Residency Program for September 2022 – June 2023 period is also closed. You will be informed about our final selection until 15/06/22.

It will be announced soon when the applications for the next periods will reopen.

To apply for our Centre’s Artistic Residency program, please fill in the online application form in our website.

The deadlines for the applications’ acceptance are:
For the period: September 2023 – December 2023, till June 1st, 2023
For the period: January 2024 – June 2024, till November 1st, 2023

OPERATION PERIODS

The program runs every year from September to June and our premises can host artists for one week up to three weeks.
July: There are no hosts in July due to the International Dance and Performing Arts Festival “Akropoditi DanceFest”.
August: The space in August is only available for rent and can be reserved for any kind of artistic activities upon request.

SPACE DESCRIPTION

The Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre is housed in two recently renovated buildings, which built in 1850 and originally operated as a tannery.
The first one is 163 sq.m. and it is used as a Dance Course Studio. The space consists of a dance studio with a wooden floor, a reception area, changing rooms and toilets.
The second building is 180 sq.m. and it consists of 2 levels. The first level serves as a stage for performances, classes and workshops, and as a room for projections, equipped with one projector, projections screen and audio and lighting equipment. There is also a dressing room, a kitchen, a shower and a toilet. In the upper level, there is a library loft, two desks equipped with laptops and two beds. The space is used exclusively by guests within the frame of the Artistic Residency program. The two levels are connected by an internal staircase. There is no door in the loft, but the space is separated by curtains. Also, there is no sound isolation between the upper and lower level.

Since April 2013, the Centre has been offering Artistic Residency programs focused on:

  • Performing Arts (Dance, Theatre, etc.)
  • Artistic, educational programs
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Photography

CONDITIONS

Artistic Residency duration:

  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks

Number of artists that can be accommodated at the same time: 2

Grants available: The program is not subsidized.
However, the invited artists are provided with a formal invitation letter by the Centre, which can be used to seek financial support from embassies, government agencies, private entities, etc.

Costs incurred by the artists:

  • Transportation / travelling expenses
  • Supplies / all kind of personal expenses

Artist’s obligations:

  • Presentation of his/her work upon the end of the stay
  • Workshop or Masterclass during the period of stay

Application: Online through the website

Selection Procedure: Committee

Amenities:

  • Accommodation in a shared space
  • 2 Studios for rehearsals
  • Free Internet access
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with WC and shower (with hot water)
  • Laptop
  • Printer
  • Projection screen, projector, video camera
  • Free participation in the courses of the Centre
  • Promotion of any kind of presentation or any other activity implemented by the artists during their stay.

Languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Greek

Other activities that may take place on site:

  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Projections
  • Exhibitions
  • Dance classes

How to reach Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre:
From Athens to Syros:
– By Plane (20 minutes flight)
– By Ferry from the port of Piraeus (about 4 hours)

OPERATING RULES

During their stay, the artists in residence are obliged to:

  • Keep clean the spaces of the Centre
  • Return any items / equipment used during the stay (note: the equipment is used exclusively inside the building and not for outdoor activities)
  • Avoid cooking during classes or other activities of the Centre
  • Follow strictly the schedule of studios use, which is provided upon their arrival at the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre.

APPLICATION

To apply for our Centre’s Artistic Residency program, please fill in the online application form in our website.

We wish to inform you that the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre will no longer be accepting applications for hosting artists for September 2021 – June 2022 period since the Artistic Residency Program has been already fully booked for the current academic year.
We would also like to let you know that the open call for the Artistic Residency Program for September 2022 – June 2023 period is also closed. You will be informed about our final selection until 15/06/22.

It will be announced soon when the applications for the next periods will reopen.

The deadlines for the applications’ acceptance are:
For the period:September 2023 – December 2023, till June 1st, 2023
For the period: January 2024 – June 2024, till November 1st, 2023

    Name: *
    Surname: *
    Age: *
    Country: *
    Living country: *
    Profession: *
    Bio: *
    Title of the proposed project: *
    Project Description: *
    MasterClass Proposal: *
    Preferable Date : *
    Preferable Duration: *
    Number of people that will be accommodated (maximum 2 persons): *
    Email: *
    Contact phone: *
    Links of previous project: *



    2022

    Larbi Namouchi

    30/01/22 - 06/02/22
    Performing Arts - Dance
    Title of the project: “ADAMAH”
    Tunisia/France

    2021

    Mirto Charalampous

    01/11/2021 - 07/11/2021
    Performing Arts - Dance
    Title of the project: “Landing Sensing Moving”
    Greece

    DALIKA DANCE COMPANY

    15/09/2021 - 06/10/2021
    Performing Arts - Dance
    Title of the project: “KRISSIS 11”
    Greece

    Nayia T. Karacosta

    18/07/2021 - 20/07/2021
    Performing Arts
    Title of the project: “Discovering our Under/Pants”
    Cyprus

    Riccardo Buscarini

    07/07/2021 - 10/07/2021
    Performing Arts
    Title of the project: “Eyelands”
    Italy

    2019

    Meredith Nadler

    17/03/2019 - 14/04/2019
    Performing Arts
    Title of the project: "Project: 3D interactive Dance Lab"
    USA - ISRAEL

    Konstandina Efthimiadou, Panú, Tasos Karahalios

    28/02/2019 - 13/03/2019
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Evil Unicorns"
    Greece

    2018

    Danielle Oke (DMo)

    12/11/2018 - 02/12/2018
    Performing Arts
    Title of the project: "Symbology: moving through"
    Australia

    Marlene Bart and Thore Yåw

    15/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
    Writing and Fine Arts
    Title of the Project: "Encyclopedia of the Present"
    Ukraine - Germany

    Konstandinos Katsmakis, Francesca Pedullà & Lorenzo Gasperoni

    03/08/2018 - 10/08/2018
    Music and Performing Arts
    Title of the project: "POLYRHYTMIA"
    Italy – Greece

    Evita Pitara and Cédric Gagneur

    11/04/2018 - 25/04/2018
    Performing Arts
    Title of the Project: "116th Dream"
    Greece - France-Switzerland

    Ainara Lopez & Anis Ouazzani

    12/02/2018 - 11/03/2018
    Performing Arts
    Title of the Project: “Moonwalk Project”
    Spain - France

    Eve Ganneau & Antonis Nikiforos

    07/01/2018 - 22/01/2018
    Performing & Audio Arts
    Title of the Project: "An Imaginary Country"
    France - Greece

    2017

    Katriina Ranne and Janne Laakkonen

    11/09/2017 - 02/10/2017
    Poetry - Performing & Audiovisual Arts
    Title of the Project: "Words inspiring movement, movement inspiring words"
    Finland

    Hélène Barrier and Nicolas Bourgeois

    21/05/2017 - 04/06/2017
    Performing Arts
    Title of the project: “Minotaur Obsession”
    France

    Vasiliki Tsagkari-Chrysanthakopoulou

    19/03/2017 - 02/04/2017
    Performing Arts
    Title of the Project: "Instant Mother"
    Greece

    Niskria-Elena Kazantzidi

    13/02/2017 - 26/02/2017
    Performing Arts and Voicing
    Title of the project: “Changing form- the intermediate phase”
    Greece

    2016

    Mina Ananiadou, Zoe Bernabeu & Allessandro Sollima

    31/10/2016 - 13/11/2016
    Performing Arts: Dance
    Title of the Project: "Exploring Creative Autonomy"
    Greece, Freance & Italy

    Marielys Burgos Meléndez & Dorcas Roman

    01/10/2016 - 15/10/2016
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: “Islanders: among Waters”
    Puerto Rico

    Panayiotis Tofi

    07/05/2016 - 28/05/2016
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Documenting Emptiness"
    Cyprus

    Rósa Ómarsdóttir

    11/04/2016 - 24/04/2016
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "SECONDHAND KNOWLEDGE"
    Iceland

    Liquid Fusion

    21/03/2016 - 27/03/2016
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Burn"
    South Africa

    Carmen Moreira

    01/03/2016 - 20/03/2016
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Over A Rainbow"
    Canada

    2015

    Clara Durán Calero

    13/12/2015 - 20/12/2015
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: " "
    Spain

    Silke Bake, Ash Bulayev, Zoi Dimitriou and Peter Stamer

    03/08/2015 - 14/08/2015
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "DRafting Togetherness"
    Greece, USA, Denmark

    Iraqi Bodies

    11/06/2015 - 11/07/2015
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "KILLING FROM A DISTANCE"
    Sweeden

    Theodosia Stathi

    18/05/2015 - 24/05/2015
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Making Home”
    Greece

    Daniel Santos Megina

    09/03/2015 - 29/03/2015
    Photography
    Spain

    Yannis Adoniou and Eugenia Arsenis

    26/02/2015 - 04/03/2015
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: “Scale made/«now»”
    Greece

    Yiannis Tsigkris and Angeliki Gouvi

    01/02/2015 - 28/02/2015
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "u_for_ia"
    Greece

    2014

    Meri Pajunpää

    07/12/2014 - 12/12/2014
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "There will probably be some music, but we'll manage to find a quiet corner where we can talk" (work in progress)
    Finland

    Yannis Adoniou

    19/05/2014 - 01/06/2014
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "IN LIMBO"
    Greece

    Lindsey Renee Derry

    19/05/2014 - 01/06/2014
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "FAIL SAFE" & "POR•TRAI•TURE"
    San Francisco - USA

    Jurij Konjar

    05/05/2014 - 18/05/2014
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Goldberg Variations"
    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Theodosia Stathi

    05/05/2014 - 18/05/2014
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Silver Ground"
    Greece

    Zero Visibility Corp. Dance Company

    31/03/2014 - 12/04/2014
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "The Guest"
    Norway

    2013

    Espirito Santo Mauricio

    02/11/2013 - 16/11/2013
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "UNITY PROJECT: The way we are"
    Azores- Portugal

    Anmar Taha & Jan Rådvik

    11/10/2013 - 25/10/2013
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Gerontion"
    Sweeden

    Aftab Darvishi

    05/08/2013 - 18/08/2013
    Music and Performing Arts
    Title of project: "OXYS in black and white"
    Iran

    Marius Soluna

    12/04/2013 - 12/05/2013
    Performing Arts
    Title of project: "Abandoned Eternity"
    Switzerland

    Open call for the Artistic Residency Program (2022-2023)

    Covid-19: Our silence, our voice

    After a ten-year operation, the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre and the International Dance and Performing Arts Festival Akropoditi DanceFest are organizing next year’s artistic host event on a common theme placing one of the hosted projects onto the 10th International Dance and Performing Arts Festival Akropoditi DanceFest 2023.

    Open call for the Artistic Residency Program of the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre (2022-2023) with the following topic:
    Covid-19: Our silence, our voice
    While being neither at the beginning nor at the end of this turmoil, it seems perfectly timed to turn our experience into creativity.

    Triggered by both the world’s voice and silence that has been shared since the outburst of the pandemic, we invite worldwide artists who take action into several aspects of art -such as performing and visual arts, photography, music and literature- to submit their proposals for the creation of a project which sets its roots individually aiming at a global outcome.

    APPLICATION

    All applications are to be submitted electronically to our official site online from 15 January 2022 to 15 April 2022.

    Submission Dates for the Proposals: 15 January 2022 – 15 April 2022

    Residency Dates: October 2022 – May 2023

    Duration of residency: 1 – 3 weeks

    Max number of persons per host: 2

    Subsequent to the closure of the residencies, one of the completed projects will be chosen to participate in the 10th International Dance and Performing Arts Festival Akropoditi DanceFest in July 2023.

    Looking forward to receiving your proposals!

    * We wish to inform you that the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre will no longer be accepting applications for hosting artists for September 2021 – June 2022 period since the procedure of submitting the applications for the Artistic Residency Program has come to an end.

    ** For the terms and conditions regarding the residency program please visit our official site: CONDITIONS

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