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Emerging and established artists, and other creative minds from all over the world are invited to apply for the Cycladic Arts Residency. Curators, writers, poets, translators, scientists wishing to find a place for retreat or to focus on their projects are also encouraged to apply.

Application timeline:
Open year-round, rotating on a monthly basis.

Application materials:

Please use the form here to submit your application materials.

For artists:
• Proposed Project (one page, maximum 600 words)
• Bio/Resume/Professional Summary
• Artist Statement (maximum 300 words)
• 6 recent work samples

For writers, poets and other creatives:
• Proposed Project (one page, maximum 600 words)
• Bio/Resume/Professional Summary
• Publications
• 4 work samples, if applicable

Scientists wishing to find a place for retreat or to focus on their projects should send an email to the Program Coordinator at explaining their profession and their needs.

Selection Process – Notification:
A committee of independent curators will select the artists in residence. Applicants will be notified by the Cycladic Arts Coordinator, who will also be responsible for the arrangement of all the details about the period of the residency as well as the special needs of each applicant.

The selection committee consists of: Donna Enad Napper, Bay Area based independent curator and art consultant, Katya Min, an independent curator and currently co-director of See(d) Artist Series, formerly the curator of Room for Big Ideas and Converge series at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, and Alison Woods, Los Angeles based contemporary painter and independent curator.

Cycladic Arts encourages experimentation in all disciplines and the Committee recognises that your project may evolve or change completely while you are in residence.

Residency Costs:
Cycladic Arts aims to support each applicant in every way possible. We work hard to get funding from institutions, foundations, the state, EU and individuals from around the world. We wish to be able to offer an annual Fellowship to one artist to be able to live and work for free in the Cycladic Arts complex with paid transportations to and from Paros. A Cycladic Arts Fellowship Open Call will be announced as soon as the budget is in place. Please visit our NEWS section and social media on instagram and on facebook often for updates.

The residency costs are intended to cover the general cost of the running of the program and the maintenance of the Cycladic Arts complex. Accepted applicants are expected to cover their own personal expenses, meals, working materials and the transportation costs to and from Paros.

Please, note that you will be living on an island. That means that access to many products may be limited or more expensive than what you expect.

Residency costs will depend on the space used and the month of the residency. Duration of the residency period will be 25 days for each month. Extension of stays are possible after discussion with the coordinator.

A list of fees is following according to the season:

Low season (March-April):
€ 800 (small size space for one person)
€ 1200 (larger size spaces) plus € 200 for a companion.

Middle season (May-June-October-November):
€ 1100 (small size space for one person)
€ 1400 (larger size spaces) plus € 400 for a companion.

High season (July-August-September):
€ 1400 (small size space for one person)
€ 1900 (larger size spaces) plus € 600 for a companion.

The above prices include:
• Accommodation and studio space
• Use of the Cycladic Arts facilities which include: common use kitchen, common use laundry area, lounge sitting areas in the gardens and outdoors terraces
• Electricity, water, Wi-Fi access
• Linen and towels
• Exhibition opportunities in the Cycladic Arts Gallery space
• Free entrance at The Archaeological Museum of Paros in Paroikia
• Free entrance at The Cycladic Folklore Museum of Benetos and Kalliopi Skiada in Alyki
• Free entrance at The Sculpture Museum Nikos Perantinos in Marpissa
• Discounts at local restaurants and tavernas
• Discounts for fishing excursions with Regina Fishing Trips in Alyki
• Discount at the Cycladic Diving Center in Alyki
• Discount at a hike of your preference with Paros Hikes
• Discount at Paros Olive Oil Tasting
• Transportation to and from the arrival/departure point of the island (Paros Port or Paros Airport)

* some of the above may not be possible because of the season

A refundable security deposit of € 100 (to be refunded if there is no damage) and a non refundable deposit of € 300 is required once the applicant receives the letter of acceptance. Balance is due no later than one month before the residency begins.

We strongly recommend that you take the necessary steps to adequately cover yourself against illness, accidents, etc, before leaving your home country. Cycladic Arts will not be responsible, at any time or under any circumstances, for medical fees in case of illness, accident, etc. Please be prepared and covered with medical insurance from your home country. 

Reapplication and Alumni Program:
Artists who have had previous residencies in Cycladic Arts, do not have to submit a complete application, but only a new proposed project.