our mission: an artistic community
In the heart of Athens
Athena Standards Residency was born of the idea that the city of Athens offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience simultaneously the vibrant urban culture of a contemporary city and the rich history of an ancient cosmopolitan center.
& Professional Development
The residency program provides the artists with large, open format studio spaces in a repurposed commercial building with abundant natural light. We’ve also organized professional development throughout, including studio visits, cultural events around Athens and workshops. It is our mission to allow for the exchange of ideas and to provide for the opportunity to form lasting professional relationships with international colleagues.
The Athena Standards Residency is open eleven months out of the year (we are closed in August), with residency periods of one month or more. We are currently accepting applications for all 2019- 2020 sessions, on a rolling basis. As an artist run organization, we strive to keep the residency program as affordable as possible for both emerging and established artists. The cost of the residency program is €1500 for one month, and €2850 for two months.
We open all sessions within the year to applications, and reviews of applicants are conducted on a monthly basis. Early application is encouraged; early applicants have a greater opportunity to select their studio of choice, as well as their preferred months.
stay longer, experience more
We encourage artists to consider staying more than one month in order to gain a deeper understanding of Athens as a cultural hub. For 2019-2020, we are offering 10% off the second month and 20% off the third consecutive month.
explore the city
The residency program provides the artists with studio space and shared housing with other residency artists. We also provide a monthly Metro Card and recommendations for exploring Athens, including gallery openings, museum shows and events of interest.
make it count
As an artist run residency we offer the amenities that we know artists want; top notch studio spaces, one-on-one professional development, and an artistic community and contacts that will carry into the future. All at a cost that an emerging artist can afford.