[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt) located on the Greek Island of Skopelos announces a call for artists for the Greek Island Residency for 2024. Residency studios are equipped for painters, printmakers, ceramicists, and sculptors and are for three weeks from April – October. Perched high above the Aegean Sea, find a welcome respite from the hurly-burly world. Feel freedom to work in the only studio that offers most mediums in Greece. Experience the food, history, landscape, music, and welcoming people of the island.
Apply by: 20 March 2023
The Greek Island Residency has much to offer all ages and needs. A younger artist may need to boost their resume. Another may be working on a deadline for a project and require the time to work alone and concentrate on it. Others may need time away from their culture and environment to find a different form of inspiration. Some bring friends or families so they may spend their free time in other pursuits. Others enjoy the exchanges that occur with artists working in the studio in different mediums or the same medium.
The journey to the island on ferry presents all residents with a 3-hour experience that is relaxing to the spirit and visually exciting as one leaves the shore and first arrives at the Port of Skiathos. It then continues for another hour to the Port of Skopelos. The quaint villages with red tile and slate roofs dot the mountains. The lush pine forests of Skopelos are in view. The coves and beaches tucked away from full view stir the imagination and call for exploration. The staff at Skopelos wishes the residents to find freedom to explore, experiment, and expand their artistic expressions.
Greek Island Residency Artist Benefits
SkopArt hopes that the residency will allow the artists to network with other talented artists, learn about a new culture, and enjoy down time from their busy lives. They allow first time residents so SkopArt can be a springboard to other residencies. Many artists have breakthroughs in their work because they have the time to think about new ideas. The island is incredibly inspiring with the gorgeous pine tree forests that go all the way down to the deep blue Aegean Sea. It is a safe environment so artists can walk freely through charming and quaint Skopelos town day or night.
About Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was established as a non-profit organization in 1999 by the Founder, Gloria Carr. For years, it was her vision to create a studio for artists. She wasn’t sure where it would be set up until 1996 when she visited the island of Skopelos.
Skopelos is a unique island with the contrast of light and color. It is the greenest island located in the Northern Sporades. The locals add to the extraordinary flavor of the island and this is where Gloria Carr decided to create a studio.
The mission of the Foundation is to promote the visual arts and education in the arts through cultural exchanges. Guided by the Hellenic history and culture, the Foundation promotes artistic dialogue between the Greek, American, and International communities of artists.
The ceramics area is open raw space with a gorgeous view of the neighboring island, Alonnisos. There are two electric kilns, two wheels on site, and a wood-burning kiln. The Foundation is affiliated with Nikos Rodios, who is a world-renowned potter and known for his patented firing technique that creates a beautiful onyx that he applies to his work modeled after ancient utilitarian pieces.
The printmaking facilities overlook the Aegean Sea, with lots of windows so that the artists always see the light and the constantly changing colors of the water. The studio has equipment so it can accommodate the beginner to the most advanced.
The Foundation has a Board of Directors which is made up of businesspeople, artists, and university professors from Florida, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC. It is affiliated with some of the top Universities including Arizona State University, George Mason University, Gulf Coast College, Marymount University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran School of Art + Design, Pratt Institute, The University of Florida, and Michigan School of Art + Design. The Foundation has worked with top workshop directors such as Pavel Amromin, Steve Cushner, Georgia Deal, Linda Goodman, Kathleen King, Mitch Lyons, Tammy Marinuzzi, Dennis O’Neil, and Suzy Birstein.
Skopelos is a place that takes the imagination beyond what one thinks is possible if you allow it. It is for the flexible adventurer that wants to create and be engulfed by the Greek culture. If you want to have an experience you will never forget, come work on your own or in one of the workshops.
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artAZ announces a call for artists for Surprise X, the campaign that employs the power of art to raise awareness and funds about major social issues. artAZ is celebrating ten years of fighting adversity with art with their biggest, most exciting edition to date. Artists are invited to create a small format artwork and sign it at the back. The preferred medium is painting. Photography and multiples not accepted.
Deadline: 10 Sept 2019
Aside from its charity character, Surprise is a showcase of contemporary art trends. Surprise X artists have the opportunity to participate in an international exhibition. Many artists benefit from creating new connections, cultivating relationships, and receiving orders and commissions from the exhibition’s steady client base and visitors. Equally, art professionals follow the exhibitions with the aim of discovering new talent, which may result in new collaborations. Surprise X is extensively supported by the press.
artAZ is an art platform dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art. Its mission is to create links between artists, audiences, and art scenes around the world. It is the leading art platform in Greece, introducing the concept of the organised online art community to the country as early as 2007. Since then, the platform has opened a physical space in Athens and presented numerous exhibitions in Greece and internationally. Surprise is the longest running, most popular, and successful benefit art campaign in the country, presented annually since 2009.
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The Santorini Biennale announces a call for artists for Neighbourhood. Neighbourhoods are simultaneously geographic and ideological biotopes, political, social and economic spaces. They are common places without impermeability as different societies and cultures need to interact between them, especially when they are called to solve common problems such as climate change, environmental pollution, urbanization, social inequalities, intolerance, criminality, terrorism, sub-birth or population explosion, economic exploitation, production of poverty, and immigration. Modern diplomacy seems to run a marathon of sovereignty and enforcement rather than a process of normalization of relations between different neighbourhoods, thus interrupting cultural exchange and contributing to the creation of closed and fearful ideological societies around the world.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2019
Santorini Biennale exhibits in 27 cities around the world: Santorini, Beirut, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Detroit, Montreal, Atlanta, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Berlin, Helsinki, Belgrade, and Izmir.
The Santorini Biennale Neighbourhood exhibit starts 1st June 2019 and ends on 31st July 2021. It will organize:
- 27 main exhibitions,
- 62 parallel events in 27 cites, as well as feature
- 810 artists from all the world,
- 3,500 artworks, and
- 200 university papers related to the artistic theme of Neighbourhood.
All exhibitions will be organized by art curators and supported by local authorities. Every exhibition will run for almost four weeks including all parallel event programs. Each artist or group of artists can participate in up to two exhibitions during the exhibition period (from 01 June 2019 to 31 July 2021) and in the cities chosen during submission process or those suggested by the curators. Venues are spaces of about 500m2 to 1000m2 and have all required exhibition facilities. The complete list of venues and the exhibitions program will be announced by the end of April 2019.
About Santorini Biennale
The Santorini Biennale is the idea of artist, designer, and economist Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It is supported significantly by many Santorinian and foreign entities. The idea for a meeting of artists from around the world in Santorini was born in 2001, when he first began to carefully observe the richness of this dramatic island and became true on 2012.
Santorini Biennale’s mission is to promote artists that are working on the borders between different art disciples, allowing them to surpass the traditional, and perhaps limiting, concepts of classicism, modernism, contemporary, and applied arts.
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