Call for Applications – late 2017 until early 2019

APPLICATION FOR SFAKIOTES RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 

 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR APPLYING:

DECEMBER 2o17 – MARCH 2019, 1-3 month periods

Note: June – July 2018 we are closed for maintenance 

 

 Apply now via our online application page 

Please see the residency FAQ and Information for guests section on our homepage prior to applying. Guests are allowed to apply together as a group, bring friends and colleagues to visit after applying or the rent can be shared otherwise according to a suggestion by the guest. The house is one studio space in 2 floors and best suitable for people who know each other in advance.  All guests will be informed about the general conditions & rules of the house after being approved to the programme. Guests who are accepted, sign a written renting contract and pay a cancellation deposit of 100 euros that will be returned after the stay.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Description of the residency. The house is an old, fully renovated stone house (90m2). It consists of 2 floors, a small 0.5 hectare gravel garden terrace & a balcony of 5m2 facing North-East. There is a shared 1 toilet & shower downstairs and open-plan, shared kitchen upstairs.

When applying with colleagues, note that the house is one open space with one stone staircase separating 2 floors and no doors. 1 bedroom-alcove with garden downstairs and a shared bathroom in the upper floor, a small working unit, a sofa bed and a well-equipped kitchen upstairs. Both floors have their own entrances.

The guests pay a deposit for the house keys of 100€ before traveling and always sign a renting contract. Cancellation before 6 months prior to travel is cost-free. Own travel insurance is strongly recommended. The programme does not provide individual travel grants. Please see more information at the Residency Info section and FAQ.

 

Apply for the residency here.

 

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sfakiotes-residency.net

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resartis.org 

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OPEN CALL BY INVITATION: APPLY NOW NOV 2017 & JAN-MARCH 2018

OPEN CALL BY INVITATION

NEW PROCEDURE FOR FLEXIBLE APPLICATIONS

 

 

In 2018, Sfakiotes residency starts a new Open application by Invitation procedure, giving 30 % of the residencies via invitation more flexibly and without a formal application process for suitable guests.

 

Sfakiotes Residency Programme has 4 weeks in November, 1.-30.11., 2017 and January – March 2017, 1-3 month periods available for application. Apply now via our online application page latest 31.8. www.sfakiotes-residency.net/application for the winter-spring 2018 or November 2017 residency, or text us during the vacation period in July +358(0)41 458 6187 for reservation.

 

Normal application times (for Apr-Dec 2018 excluding July 2018) is in September-October 2017. For further information, please visit our web page.

 

Happy, flexible holidays!

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PROGRAMME 2017

SRP

PROGRAMME  2017

 

JANUARY – MARCH

16.1.—31.3.2017

Ongjen Krackovic & Zivko Prascevic

video & photography, Montenegro

2,5 months

 

APRIL

1. – 25.4.2017

Féline Minne

Painting, GB

3 weeks

 

 MAY

1.-30.5.2017

Venla & Noora Sandgren

Finland

Continuation for project in 2016, part 2.

1 month

 

JUNE

5.-18.6.2017 

Karolina Ginman, Salla Lehtola 

WORKING GROUP 

Dance, choreography & pedagogy, Finland

2 weeks

 

JUNE – JULY

19.6. – 11.7.

Merri Haanpää

Ballet, producing, Finland

3 weeks

 

AUGUST

1.8.-29.8.2017

Lisa Edetun

Visual art, Sweden

1 month

 

SEPTEMBER

1.-29.9.2017

Anna Niskanen

Film, Finland

1 month

 

OCTOBER

1.- 29.10.2017

Jaana Valtari

Painting, Finland

1 month

 

NOVEMBER

1. – 29.11.2017

Tamara Piilola

Painting, Finland

1 month

 

DECEMBER

1.-29.12.2017

Ariella van Luyn

Literature, Australia

 1 month

 

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OPEN CALL – APPLICATIONS FOR 2017

 

 

 

SFAKIOTES RESIDENCY 2017

The application period for January – December, 2017, starts 1. September and ends 30. September, 2016. Please fill in the online application form on our website and attach a CV.

Groups, couples or individuals of maximum 4 people at a time can apply for a period of 1-2 months. The house is ideal for 2-3 persons and has accommodation for 4-5 people. The house is always rented as a whole. Shorter periods are possible but minimum 1 month residency applications are prioritized. Note that we do not offer travel bursaries or cover living costs.

Please visit our FAQ and Application page as well as Information for guests section on our homepage, as well as updated rent rates, prior to applying.

The residencies granted for 2017 will be announced in October on our website. Please apply only in case you are certain that you will be able to attend if accepted.

 

 

 

 

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JULY 2 weeks & AUGUST 2016 2 weeks AVAILABLE

 

UPDATE April 24. 2016

1.-15.7.2016 2 WEEKS &

15.-31.8. 2 WEEKS Still available.

Reservations & inquiries: info (at) sfakiotes-residency.net

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July & August 2016 are available at Sfakiotes Residency. Send your free application to info (at) sfakiotes-residency.net. Minimum stay: 2 weeks, maximum stay 2 months.

200€ / week  includes the use of the air-conditioned, 90m2, fully furnished, 2-storey stone house in the rural mountains, water and electricity, a WiFi connection, bed sheets, towels and full kitchen supplies.

There is a parking lot for a small car  directly on the property; a garden / terrace and a breakfast balcony upstairs. The open-plan,  traditional, fully renovated stone house faces east and is situated 15 min drive south of Lefkada town in a small Ionian mountain village. The next village has a pharmacy, bakery, a gas station and a supermarket. No extra fees are taken per guests. There are cats to feed in the prpperty (no indoor pets). Family members and visitors are welcome to join!

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OPEN CALL – CANCELLATIONS FOR 2016

CANCELLATIONS & AVAILABLE TIMES 2016:

All artists, previous guests and friends of Sfakiotes can apply for the cancellation times. Want to spend your summer holidays here? Fly away from the winter for February to the Mediterranean, short notice? Or are you looking for spending the last month of the year in the sun, fully concentrating on your future projects & work? Act now! And tell your friends.

Cancellations and free times for 2016: February, August & December, 4 weeks each, or ask for a shorter time. February -15% off. Email your reservation to: info@sfakiotes-residency.net.

Sfakiotes Residency is a part of Res Artis, Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies

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PROGRAMME 2016

PROGRAMME 2016 SFAKIOTES for SFAKIOTES RESIDENCY has been published.

Congrats to all guests! If you would like to ask about the times given, please contact us directly at info@sfakiotes-residency.net. This year we stressed applications with a minimum duration of 4 weeks.

 

SRP

 

PROGRAMME 2016

WINTER MAINTENANCE BREAK 1.-11.1.

 

JANUARY – FEBRUARY

Narges Kharghani (IRAN)

15  January – 30 February (1.5 months)

Film

 

MARCH

Johanna Paalanen (FIN)

March, 2016 (1 month)

Visual Arts, Research

 

APRIL

Barbara Loisch (UK)

April, 2016 (1 month)

Visual arts, Anthropology

 

MAY

Michael McDevitt & Allison Blair (USA)

May, 2016 (1 month)

Visual Arts

 

JUNE

Mia Erlin

June, 2016 (1 month)

Arts Management, dance, theatre (FIN)

 

JULY

SUMMER MAINTENANCE BREAK 1.-30.7.

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AUGUST

Pia Houni & Kirsi Reinola (FIN) / January 2016, 3 weeks

August, 2016 (1 month)

Research, Video art

 

SEPTEMBER

Noora & Venla Sandgren (FIN)

September, 2016 (1 month)

Photography, performance

 

OCTOBER

Veera Hoppula (FIN)

October, 2016 (1 month)

Visual arts

 

NOVEMBER

Sanna Kivijärvi, Katja Sutela & Riikka Ahokas (FIN)

November, 2016 ( 1 month)

Research, Music Education

 

DECEMBER

Jaime Angelopoulos & Derrick Piens (CAN)

December, 2016 (1 month)

Visual Arts

 

©sfakiotes residency programme 2015

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CANCELLATION 13. – 22.12.2015 10 DAYS

A residency period of 10 days is available due to cacellation in December 13.-22.12.2015.

Please contact info (at) sfakiotes-residency.net

The cancellation time will be given via our website or social media without application procedure. The rent is 175€ / week /whole house or negotiable including a balcony, a small garden. The house fits 4 and has a small parking lot, Wifi, electricity, warm water and heating and is fully furnished including sheets and towels. There are pets on the residency yard.

For future cancellations please follow our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/sfakiotes.residency

Information about the residency programme here.

 

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FAQ – APPLYING TO SFAKIOTES RESIDENCY

 

We should like to remind you that the annual application period for Sfakiotes Residency Programme for the following year starts 1.9. and ends 31.9. Applications will be received online until the last date, 31.9. 23:59 GMT+2. Applications received outside the application time will not be considered. The chosen guests will receive an email confirmation of the residency granted followed by practical information in the beginning of October.

HOW TO APPLY

To help you apply – here are some general FAQ`s and instructions. These have been asked us a lot, all the time, so please read them through before applying. We wanted also to give you a sample of the criteria that we follow while choosing our guests, to enhance your chances to be chosen, already before the formal application period starts.

Please use the application online at http://sfakiotes-residency.net/application. If you cannot use it, email us the information. Remember to attach a CV and a short, concrete description what you would do in your residency period and how it relates to your work and possibly to Greece or the island of Lefkada.

CRITERIA

The following criteria will be assessed when for choosing artists, curators, producers and scientists to this artist-run residency:

* Suitability of the resident to the programme, i.e to an artist-run residency in the mountains of Greece

*  Previous record of work & curriculum vitae

* Level of artistic / scientific / curatorial / production work

* Project description

* Time of stay

* Duration of stay

 

GENERAL

Preferred time of the stay. We would like to remind you that this residency programme is very popular. We receive circa four times more applications than there are time given annually. During the high season from June to August, there are 5-6 times more applications. Your chances of getting a time enhance significantly if you apply for a residency outside the holiday period.  Sfakiotes is the perfect place for a small holiday within an intense working period – but also ideal for a concentrated period of working outside summer months for  your own project. Therefore, please ALWAYS state at least 2-3 possible residency periods suitable for you.

Number of guests. The residency houses max. 5 guests at a time, yet with 2 floors and one bathroom to is ideal for circa 2-3 people. After you have submitted the application, guests can be added when approved my the Programme Manager. So be in contact with the residency programme directly by email after you have been accepted to the programme, if you wish to add guests during your stay.

Duration of stay. You can apply for a period of minimum 1 month and maximum 2 months. Shorter periods are possible but can diminish your chances of getting the time you have applied, as longer ones are prioritized by the application committee. Times are given according to the calendar year and per 30 days.

Applying for longer than 2 month stays: You can apply for a longer period with a special project. Please be in contact with the residency staff in the beginning of the application period or as soon as you would like to apply for a longer period at Sfakiotes, we welcome you to contact us!

PRACTICALITIES

Change of time & cancellation. All guests sign a written renting contract. The residency times are given only once in the fall for the entire calendar year. After signing the written renting contract, further changes are not possible. You can nevertheless always add people to your residency to share the time or /  the cost without major changes in agenda. Just let us know.

In force majeure situations we consider the cases one by one. In general, ater signing the contract there are 6 months prior to your journey to cancel the given time without cost. After 6 months a rent of 50% is taken. Less than 1 month prior to the journey 100% rent is taken despite cancellation. So PLEASE plan your year ahead BEFORE applying and be prepared to make plans to accept the residency if granted!

The accepted guests pay a cancellation deposit of 100 euros that will be returned after the residency has taken place. Keys must be returned as planned and the residency returned cleaned.

FAQ

“Can I take pets?” As the property has cats to feed on the yard as part of the deal and a house to take care of during your stay, taking other animals simply does not work, unfortunately. The management team also needs to get a qualified babysitter for the maintenance periods to their own pets in this home country, if it helps any. Every time.

“I have fallen ill right before the journey. Can I cancel cost-free?” These cases will be handled one by one. In general, however, we cannot unfortunately guarantee  that you will get your rent back on such a short notice. We recommend therefore that you take a traveller`s insurance and check the conditions in advance. Some credit cards  provide an insurance for 45 days of travelling, so always book your trip with a credit card. This applies to all DIY trips.

“Do you provide visas to Europe? Or travel grants?” Sorry, the answer is no to both questions. This is a 100% artist-run residency house. We are not visa officers or a foundation supporting the arts, even though we would love to be. These you must apply elsewhere.

“The political situation in Greece…?” is stable at the moment, and it is highly unlikely  anything will change the mountains` way of life, that has persevered for thousands of years as it is. On the contrary, general strikes and temporary electricity outages are quite common in the countryside. Please follow the local news, such as eKathimerini and Lefkada news, and keep up with social media. We inform about all major incidents via email, but general strikes can go unnoticed. Be proactive and always ask the friendly Lefkadian people, should you be concerned about something.

“Are there earthquakes?” Yes, sometimes. Lefkada is situated only 7 km east of the tectonic place in the Ionian sea that moves Europe, Asia and Africa. Whole Greece is earthquake area. A strong quake took place in Lefkada in 2003, but there were no casualties. In 2014 a major earthquake took place in the neighboring island of Kefallonia, 1 h south of Lefkada, causing some damage. In November 2015, a strong earthquake of 6.5 Magnitudes and several aftershocks hit the island, damaging some houses and infrastructure in the West and South-Western parts of the island, taking 2 lives. Sfakiotes Residence stayed intact. The property went through an official inspection by the municipality of Lefkada on 1.Dec 2015 and received the highest grade for safety both inside and outside.  During the rebuilt in 2010, the residence`s walls were fortified sixfold and it has an earthquake proof structure especially designed for the danger of quakes. According to seismographs, further large quakes are not expected within the next decade. At the house, we always have instructions for your safety in case one should happen.

Thank you for reading the instructions through. SRP hopes you enjoy the centuries-old island`s original, real, Greek villages not much touched by tourism where you will be spending one of your most memorable residencies. You can always contact us via email at info (at) sfakiotes-residency.net for further information.

Happy applying!

Your Sfakiotes Team

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PROGRAMME 2015

 

SRP

PROGRAMME 2015

 

 

January
1.-18.1. ANTTI SEPPÄNEN (FIN) 2 weeks
FILM, PRODUCING

 

February
19.1. – 1.3. BORIS SCHAARSCHMID (US) 6 weeks
FILM

 

March
9.-29.3. KATARIINA NUMMINEN (FIN) 3 weeks
THEATRE

 

April
30.3.-12.4. PETRA LINDHOLM (SWE) 2 weeks
VISUAL ARTS

 

 

May
1.-31.5. HANNA PAJALA-ASSEFA (FIN), 4 weeks
DANCE

 

June
17.-30.6. KiRA SJÖBERG (FIN) 2 weeks
ARTS MANAGEMENT

 

July
1.-30.7. HEIDI LEHMUSKUMPU (FIN) 4 weeks
ARTS MANAGEMENT

 

August
1.-14.8. DANIEL GWIRTZMAN & STEFANOS MILKIDIS (US) 2 weeks
DANCE, PRODUCING

 

15.8.-4.9. ANNA NISKANEN (FIN) 3 weeks
FILM

 

September
5.9.-18.9. SOFIA OKKONEN (FIN) 2,5 weeks
PHOTOGRAPHY

 

October
21.9.- 1.11. TIINA SYRJÄ (FIN) 6 weeks
PERFORMING ARTS, RESEARCH

 

November
2.-29.11. MARK ROBERTS (GB/ FIN) 4 weeks
VISUAL ARTS

 

December
30.11.-13.12. SAMI PENNANEN & MARJA VIERROS (FIN) 2 weeks
VISUAL ARTS, LINGUISTICS

 

16.-31.12. TONEY DIMOS (US) 2 weeks
LITERATURE

 

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