Deadline: 30/07/2018

Channeling Language Kefalonia


Channeling Language Kefalonia.

TIME:  August 16th- 30th 2018

VENUE:  Ionion Center for the Arts &Culture, Greek Island Cephalonia

ELIGIBILITY:  Visual/sound artists, designers, photographers, herbalists, performers artists, linguists, digital artists, coders, sound artists, writers, and botanists.

 Please note if you do not fall into one of these categories, you are still invited to submit an application.

Channeling Language, asks artists to explore how concepts of broken, forgotten, esoteric, or invisible communication can inspire or transform our other experiential senses of sight, taste, hearing, touch, scent and ethereal cognitions (the 6th sense)?

Participants are invited to a series of individual and group studies on the island of Cephalonia to explore the capacity of language to generate physical senses from an environment, from the surrounding culture, and from experience.

Language can take many forms within a culture, not only by oral transmissions from on being to another but also through forms of ancient traditions, rites, symbols, food and digital code.

Through guided and personal encounters with the landscape, people, and dialect of Cephalonia, artists will be urged to frame language within individual and collaborative projects, which expand our given inhibitors and constructed boundaries of communication. 

Daily activities will include writing, field recording, reading and group discussion, wandering, and creation. Artists will also have the opportunity to bring their own specialized field into the residency and explore the areas of traditional food cultivation and preparation, and herbal research.

Artists are also invited to collaborate with The Odyssey Agro training International Program where participants are invited to explore the areas in bio dynamics, organic farming, and cooking as it pertains to their work. August is also wine season and participants who express interest are invited to help with harvesting and wine preparation with the guidance of Odyssey Agro training International.





Description of the International residency program of the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

Basic  information:

It is program operating in the fields of Education, Arts, Sciences , Research.

As part of the Ionion Center plan the residency program has Global and  innovative  network and vision , which attracts and attends the  higher  standard creative and academic requirements of prestigious  Artists, Scientists, Researchers, Higher Education Institutions & Activists  from all over the World.

Duration of residency
One week  to three months

Education/Multi Media/Media Arts/New Technologies/ Digital Arts/Visual Arts/ Performing Arts/Dance/ Music/ Literary Arts/ Applied Arts/ Curatorial projects

Acceptable are projects on all disciplines, included Visual Arts,  Performing  Arts and Music, Literary Arts, New Technologies, advanced Academic Study and Research, Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Art History, Classic Studies, Poetry, Literature and  Philosophy, Art Preservation – Restoration, Protection of the Natural  Environment and the Cultural Heritage.

Activities  supported listed as follow: Exhibitions,  Conferences,      Workshops,   Master Classes, Semester  and  year  abroad  academic programs,   Summer  courses,  Faculty  led  programs, Field  studies,   Seminars, Academic Research, Social involvement programs ,Extended Exhibitions, Arts and Sciences Forums.

The space is attended 24hours a day by professional personnel.

Administrative, academic, secretarial, promotional, practical and  technical  support is available for personal, educational or advanced  projects.

1.  Accommodation in the island Kefalonia, residential area/part of the building complex of the Ionion  Center. In all cases as basics are offered: A personal room + bathroom, fully equipped, daily room service,24 hours high speed internet, free use of laundry , kitchen -personal or shared, depend on the space preference ,garden access or balcony, studio for art creation and personal support. Every day is included as a standard offer full breakfast. During the day and night there are always free and available in the kitchen snacks, sweets, tea, coffee, milk, juices, fruits, pies, pizzas, pastas, basic goods.

2.   Accommodation at  the  Ionion Center department in Athens City. A fully equipped, with basic goods offered in a week basis and attended by friendly and supportive personnel,  100 sq.m. 4 persons apartment – in  the Central area of Athens City, available to the enrolled in the Center’s  program artists/ scientists . It is located near the Archaeological Museum and Acropolis, near the ancient monuments. Buses, trams, taxis, train and metro stations are next to the location of the apartment. It is offering to the residents the change of visiting the monuments and experiencing the Athens City art’s life.(Exhibition or presentation of works  for the above residents takes place at the Ionion Center Headquarters in the Island of Kefalonia)

Studio/ Workspace/ Work equipment
Studio  for visual arts, personal or shared, according the case and availability (subject to early enrolment).

Teaching rooms fully equipped for 10 - 100 students/or/artists

Amphitheater  100  seats fully equipped for  educational and performing activities (professional projection-lighting- sound systems & actors preparation area).

Two Exhibition halls.

Technical Information : Building complex 850 sq.m.  fully equipped for educational needs and art creation-exposition, exhibitions, presentations, performances, conferences, social events, ceremonies etc. Technical support (technician(s) available upon request with extra cost according the needs of the case.

 All the areas are accessible and safe for people with special needs.

The space is fully insured,  the visitors are obligated to have their life, travel, art works  insurance.

Detailed  info: 

Fees and support
Fees  info : 

All the applications/projects realized into the residency/ international program of the Ionion Center are eligible for the year Grants starting from 1000 euro to 30.000 euros.

 Terms & Conditions info: info@ 

All applicants after their formal enrolment in the programs are provided(upon request) supporting documentation for funding applications in their regions /institutions/artists supporting organizations.

Expectations towards the artist

  1.             Exhibition(s) , presentation(s ), lecture(s),open studio  or  event(s) provided by the  program.
  2.             Opportunity for publicity, advertising – media  interviews ( optional )
  3.             Opportunity for expansion of the   work of the participant in academic level (optional)
  4.            Social communication and involvement in community and art activities(optional)
  5.            Donation of a work (optional)

Application information
Web Application: 
Email Application: 

In the basic criteria for the selection in the residency program and also for the grants are included  as essential -beyond the professional skills- the formality of the process and the  responsibility of the applicant

Evaluation and Selection Committee -depend on the program- is the Curatorial Team  and Members of the Academic and Administrative Team of the Ionion Center . 

Channeling Language Kefalonia

Channeling Language Kefalonia


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