Athens Residency

Fall 2022 Application

Fall 2019 Fellows Tomashi Jackson (Visual Art) and Miranda Lash (Curatorial) with Executive Director, Aristides Logothetis, and Athens Program Manager, Iris Plaitakis.
Spring 2019 Fellows Larry Ossei-Mensah (Curatorial) and Cullen Washington Jr. (Visual Art)

The Athens Residency is the flagship program of ARCAthens

“Athens is known for its ancient history, its radiant light, its delightful weather, gorgeous landscape, warm people, rich culture, and delicious food. Athens, which is also known as a destination for all things Modern, is now becoming a vibrant hub of Contemporary culture providing our Fellows with an additional lens from which to understand our world today, its challenges, ranging from climate change to migration, as well as the joys that inspire hope in humanity and the love and creation of ideas. ARCAthens is here, at this special time, to enrich a thriving community and facilitate connections that provide a lifetime of inspiration for our Fellows.”

Founded in 2017, ARCAthens is a not-for-profit organization offering two Athens Residency Fellowships (Visual Art and Curatorial). These fully-funded opportunities enable artists, curators, and scholars to live/work in Athens, Greece, and be immersed in—and consequently respond to—the ongoing cultural renaissance taking place here. Our program has been lauded for providing promotional services and robust elective networking such as arranged studio and private collection visits, bespoke tours of institutions, as well as participation in varied community events.  

Please click here to see some of the opportunities offered in our previous programs.


ARCAthens values diversity (click here for full statement) and welcomes applicants from all
countries and nationalities, representing a broad range of creative thought and practice.


Our residency is designed above all to nurture and support our Fellows, as such, and is free of obligations with the
following two exceptions:

  1. Fellows are expected to participate in a bespoke seminar with students at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
  2. Fellows are expected to participate in a public end-of-residency event. For examples, click here to see the Spring 2019 event, and click here to see Fall 2019 event.
Practical Information
  • Duration: 2 months. The dates for Athens Residency #3 are: Monday, September 19, 2022 – Monday, November 14, 2022.
  • Fellowship Prize: $2,000 USD.
  • Air Travel: The cost of a basic coach round trip ticket is provided by ARCAthens.
  • Stipend: In addition to the Fellowship Prize, a stipend of 150 USD per week is provided, meant to supplement food and local transportation expenses.
  • Application process: No Fee – Open call.
  • Selection process: By a 3-person independent committee of arts professionals.
  • Expenses paid by the Fellows: ARCAthens offers the Fellowship Prize, air travel, a weekly stipend, and live-work facilities. The Fellows are responsible for all other expenses including food, all local travel, and any costs related to the production and shipping of their work.
  • Visas: Visas are not necessary for US Nationals for the duration of our program. For others, procuring Visas (as applicable,)  is the responsibility of the Fellows.
  • Facilities: The Athens Residency is hosted in the gorgeous neoclassical facility of our
    collaborative partner, ATOPOS cvc. Fellows have a private bedroom, private studio, and
    shared kitchen, bathroom, dining room, and library. Click here to see the facility,  and click here for floor plans.
  • Number of Fellows in residence at one time: 2
  • Working Language: English


Open Call Announcement: Monday, March 14, 2022
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Announcement of Fellowships: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Residency Begins: Monday, September 19, 2022 – Monday, November 14, 2022