The Athena Standards Residency is a month-long studio artist residency program in vibrant, urban Athens, Greece. The residency provides the artist with an open format studio in an expansive, repurposed commercial building and shared housing with another residency artist in proximity to the studio.


We believe in introductions, in collaborations, in experiences and in opportunities that only happen when artists and professionals are connected and creative exchange is encouraged.

Artists will work closely with Art Historian Elizabeth Plessa, and staff, to ensure a guided and comprehensive introduction to the contemporary Athenian art scene. Elizabeth provides invaluable feedback during studio visits with individual artists-in-residence, and suggests current exhibits and upcoming events based on the artists' interests and research.


Studios space designed by artists, for artists.

The spacious, open-format studios have abundant natural light, and the studio floor includes a communal woodshop, storage for works in progress, a kitchenette and lounge, keypad access and a security guard in the evenings, as well as a studio manager to provide assistance five days per week. Emerging and established artists, working in painting, mixed media, printmaking, performance, digital art, photography, video and installation are encouraged to apply.


Forming professional relationships and sharing experiences.

Artists are housed in shared apartments in Athens, in proximity to the Athena Standards Studio building, with other artists-in-residence. We provide a monthly metro pass to encourage exploring the city and all it has to offer. Sites of interest that artists may choose to visit include the Benaki Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Byzantine Museum, the National Archeological Museum, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, and the Megaron Athens Concert Hall.