“The City at Eight…”
EIGHT initiates a residency programme in the fall of 2019 and invites artists, theorists and researchers from different fields of practice to apply, and take part in a collective artist-led space and ongoing discourses in the city of Athens. The residency seeks to support artistic and urban work and research providing time and space to develop, test and show work and ideas. EIGHT is situated in the heart of the city center in Athens next to the neighbourhood of Exarcheia, Omonoia square and opposite of Polytechnic University and constantly responds to the urban transformations of the city centre. The residency programme is open to all artistic, curatorial and critical practices. We strongly encourage work that is research-based and engages with unconventional structures and forms such as socially/politically engaged practices, alternative ecologies and urban interventions. Under the title “The City at EIGHT” this residency programme seeks to foster dialogues and collaborations between local and international artists/theorists in order to produce emergent/critical explorations of theoretical and cultural activity about cities and urban action in the current socio-political landscape.
Residencies are for individuals or groups and vary from two weeks to a month with possibility of being extended for longer. The residency offers possibilities to connect with the local cultural scene, take part in research and round table discussions, explore conditions of cohabitation with other artists, theorists or local agents, communities and collectives. Additionally resident artist can collaborate with ΕIGHT collective and curators to organize, host or present hybrid explorations and events across art, politics and theory. The residency programme includes one initial work sharing presentation, two meetings with the collective during the residency for support in the research and a final public presentation to an audience. The work produced will be promoted on local press, websites and social media platforms and presented to public audience.
All residents are invited to organize at least one public event, which can take the form of an exhibition, performance, lecture, presentation, discussion, etc.
EIGHT offers accommodation close to the space in shared apartment, bedroom, internet and shared toilet/shower and kitchen facilities.
The space of EIGHT is available for resident artists.
Residents can use all the equipment, tech, tools and furniture that exist in the space (sound system, PA, mics, sound board, various lighting equipment, tools, etc).
There is a fee of 500/900 Euros (for two weeks/One month) that covers accommodation in Athens, use of space and guidance during the residency. EIGHT supports selected applicants with letters of recommendation for funding applications.
The application deadline: 30th Νovember 2019 for residencies January-May 2020
Application Form for EIGHT residency: here