Sfakiotes Residency in the mountains of Lefkada island, Ionian Islands, Greece, is an artist residency for artists from all fields of practice of the arts, such as visual arts, music, new forms of art, film & audiovisual production as well as for art researchers, curators & producers. The programme`s mission is to encourage multi-disciplinary artistic creation and art-related scientific work.
Researchers from the field of the arts and art management, researchers working on a research related to the arts or curatorship (such as P.h.d. or a Master´s) or researchers having a collaboration with an artist that relates to the suggested work plan, are also welcome to apply to the residency.
The residency house is always rented furnished & as a whole. Rent covers full housing equipment, electricity, heating, water and well-functioning, moderately fast WiFi internet. The open, 2-storey 90m2 space is best suitable for small-scale artistic practice or computer-based work such as research. Housing is provided for maximum of 4 persons at a time. One applicant, a group or a family can apply for a 2-week to 2-month residency period. A typical period granted is 3 weeks. Application time is always 1.-30.9. for the next calendar year (January 1st – December 22th). In July the residency is closed.
The residency is located in a traditional old country house in the Sfakiotes mountains, in the village of Asprogerakata. The village has 120 inhabitants. The building and its 50m2 garden was renovated fully and turned into an artist residency in 2010. The Programme started to run in January 2011. Since the inauguration, SRP has hosted circa 10-16 artists and researchers yearly with families from all over the world.
Please note that Sfakiotes Residency is entirely artist-run and is administered from Helsinki, Finland. All guests are expected to participate in cleaning and taking care of the property, garden and plants during their stay.
Sfakiotes Residency is a member of Res Artis - Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies since May, 2012.