The residency program provides the artists with an open format studio space in a repurposed commercial building, located in a bustling neighborhood of coffee shops, bars and restaurants and conveniently situated next to the Kato Patissia Metro stop. The studio boasts abundant natural light, and includes such amenities as a communal workspace/ 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.
Integrally, professional development opportunities abound throughout the residency program. 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. Athena Standards’ in-house art historian and curator, Elizabeth Plessa, will be visiting the studios of the resident artists regularly to discuss the progress of their work.
During the residency, Elizabeth Plessa and the ASR staff will be sharing opportunities with artists to visit gallery openings, lectures, screenings, and other cultural events around Athens. The artists in residence are welcome to organize open studio days in the ASR studios, which staff will promote to the greater Athenian artistic community. Artists may also put together performances, installations or screenings, working under the guidance of the Studio Manager and Program Director. Additionally, there will be workshops offered, including a Handbuilding Ceramics Course under the professorship of Giorgos Tserionis and a guided tour of six major archaeology sites in Athens by Victor Rusu.