The application process is free and open to all. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Join us in 2018! The Residency sessions for November & December 2018 will be €2600 for two consecutive months. The cost of the residency program is €1500 for the one month period. 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, we are offering 10% off the second month and 20% off the third consecutive month.

The Athena Standards Residency is open year round, with residency periods of one to twelve months. We are currently accepting applications for all sessions November 2018- October 2019, on a rolling basis. The residency will be closed the month of August. 

All applications are reviewed by our International Selection Committee on a monthly basis, in the order they are received. Artists will be notified by the fifth of each month as to the status of their application. Applications for each residency period will close on the first day of the month, two months before the residency period begins:

  • We will be accepting applications for November 2018 until October 1

  • October 1 deadline for December 2018

  • November 1 deadline for January 2019, etc.

The residency fee includes shared housing in Athens, with another residency artist, and full access to the Athena Standards Studio. The residency fee also includes a monthly metro pass. The studio building is keypad entry, and staffed by the Studio Manager on weekdays, and a security guard in the evenings. 

Selection does not secure a spot, only the submission of the deposit; 35% of the residency fee, secures the reservation. Incoming artists-in-residence will be sent a letter of acceptance and a contract with the deadlines for their residency session, which must be signed and returned.

Early application is encouraged; early applicants have a greater opportunity to select their studio of choice, as well as their preferred months. The residency fee is refundable at 50% up until one month before the residency session begins.