Deadline: 31/01/2018

Offshore Residency 2018 Session in Greece

Offshore is an intensive, 10 day program where artists live and work together aboard a sailboat.

Each Offshore journey navigates to a specific, historic region, where participants engage with local communities through special exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings and events coordinated by the program. Through these relationships, artists will have the opportunity to reflect upon their work and its objectives outside of marketplace demands and experience the rigors and rewards of sailing under the guidance of experienced captains.
Like any dedicated creative practice, sailing a boat requires constant awareness and adjustment. Offshore is designed to draw upon these symmetries, providing a profound change of perspective and renewed approach to ideas and methodology. Founded by artists and sailors, Offshore is committed to offering its residents an unparalleled and transformative experience at sea, which has inspired some of the greatest works of art and literature for centuries.
Offshore is nontraditional in that it does not offer studio space during the artists' time in residence. Instead, the week at sea is intended to challenge perceptions about where ideas come from and inspire artists to develop concepts for a new body of work. In the months following their sail, Offshore provides residents with access to a number of established artists, gallerists and academics to support them in executing this new body of work. The program culminates in an Offshore group exhibition to be held at one or more designated partner galleries.

Offshore's Summer 2018 program will take place in the Cyclades Islands of Greece. Sessions will run between July and September. Exact dates TBA. Accepted residents will be notified by April 1, 2018 with details about their session assignment, itinerary, and travel logistics. Residents may be contacted for phone interviews in the final phase of application review.

Each session will run for 10 days and the exact itinerary will be announced to accepted residents upon acceptance.  Please find a sample itinerary below for an idea of what perspective residents can expect during Offshore Residency.
Day 1: Residents arrive at the designated location by  5:00 p.m. A casual dinner is offered, and residents stay the night at provided accommodations on land.
Day 2: Orientation and welcome dinner.
Day 3: Board the boat. Captains conduct a safety orientation. Stay the night in a nearby marina.
Day 4-9: Residents, captains, and administrators sail and live aboard the boat. We'll stop at secluded islands for exploration and creative reflection as well as historic ports where residents will engage with local communities through special exhibitions, projects, and events. Some islands we are currently considering include Naxos, Amorgos, Folegandros, Iraklia, Schinousa, Ano Koufonisi and Donousa.
Day 9: Disembark and head to the program closing reception. Residents stay at provided accommodations on land.
Day 10: We say goodbye. Offshore will make every effort to help residents coordinate their transportation and travel home.

The Cyclades are an island group in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece and a former administrative prefecture of Greece. They are one of the island groups which constitute the Aegean archipelago.
The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands forming a circle (the name in English means: “circular islands”) around the sacred island of Delos. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands.
Rich with ancient history, art and architectural treasures, and natural beauty, these islands make an ideal location for Offshore's first international program.

LOCATION: Cyclades Islands, Greece
*Exact dates will be announced to applicants accepted into the the final round of the review process.
More information about our Summer 2018 program can be found here.

Applications must include the following:
CV - Your current CV (700 words max)
STATEMENT - A general statement about your work and brief explanation of your submitted images or text. (500 words max)
WORK SAMPLES - A portfolio of your recent work submitted via web link (Dropbox, Vimeo, YouTube, Google Drive or other similar web services are all acceptable. Personal website links will not be accepted):

  • Visual artists may submit up to 12 images, or 4 video clips

  • Images must be saved as JPEGS and sized at a maximum of  1500 px (height or width) at 72 dpi.  Images should be named as Last Name_First Name_01.jpg, Last Name_First Name_02.jpg

  • Video, film and performance artists may submit up to 4 video clips as Vimeo or YouTube links. Please indicate cue point if longer than 10 minutes.

  • WORK SAMPLE INVENTORY - A work sample inventory document containing details of corresponding submitted works. Include title, medium, size and date for each submitted work. Acceptable formats: .pdf only


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the program .
  • Applicants must have a working knowledge of English.
  • An academic background in art is not required.
  • Students are permitted to apply, but Offshore does not offer any school credit.
  • Applicants from all geographic locations, ages, ethnicities and identities are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The 2018 application period is November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018.
The application deadline is January 31, 2018 at 11:59PM EST (23:59). The 2018 application fee amount is determined by the date that you choose to submit your application.

  • The fee is $20 if you apply between November 1 and November 30, 2017.
  • The fee is $30 if you apply between December 1 and December 31, 2017.
  • The fee is $35 if you apply between January 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.
All fee increases will occur at 11:59PM (EST) on the last day of each payment bracket. All dates and times are EST.


  • Accepted residents will be required to pay a fee of $250 to participate in the program. This is to assist with a portion of the administrative and operational costs. 
  • Travel expenses to and from the program are the responsibility of the resident.


Offshore Residency 2018 Session in Greece

Offshore Residency 2018 Session in Greece


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