Deadline: 13/02/2019

Lucy Art Residency 2019

It´s a fully funded residency for one artist to spend two weeks in a five-star hotel in Kavala.

The Lucy Art Residency is happy to announce its third open call for the 2019 residency program and commission for visual artists working with photography.
The program offers the opportunity for an artist based in Europe and the Mediterranean whose main practice is photography focused to spend two weeks in June 2019 in Kavala, Greece. It is free to apply and the selected artist will have the opportunity to live and work in the coastal city in the north of Greece with transportation, accommodation and subsistence covered.

The selected artist will be offered free accommodation in the five-star Lucy Hotel in Kavala. In addition to that, the artist's return trip from his/her country of residence is covered, as well as three meals a day at the hotel premises. Furthermore, a per diem and an artist fee for the production of one artwork will be provided. Opportunities to meet with local art organisations and members of the community will be encouraged. During the Lucy Artist Residency Talks weekend, the artist will meet with Jurors in person and will have the time to discuss their praxis with them at length.

The goal of the program is to provide artists with free time. Time to think, to experiment, to finish that book that remains unread for months, to listen to music, to untangle complicated thoughts. It’s also an opportunity to interact, to communicate with the people and the city of Kavala. There is no requirement to produce during their stay and no final outcome is expected. The only exception a public talk in a cultural centre in the city that the artist will participate in. Additionally, the artist will be asked to produce one new artwork within six months after the end of their program, inspired by their time in Kavala that will become part of the archive of the residency, and be in public display freely accessible to all.

What is included in the residency?
The residency includes accommodation in a private room in the five star hotel Lucy, breakfast and two daily meals in the hotel's restaurant, economy flights to and from the country of residence and a per diem of 25 Euros for personal expenses. For the production of the artwork following the residency a 400 Euro Artist Fee will be paid and up to 400 Euro production budget provided.

Should I apply with a project?
Applying with a project is not a requirement. The concept of the residency is the offer and exploration of free time. Therefore the artist statement is a way to introduce oneself and their praxis to the Jurors and the letter of intend will explain why you would be very eager to have two weeks of free time and how this might help you with your praxis now. Of course if you would like to use the residency as an opportunity to continue a project or start a new one in Kavala we would never discourage you from doing so!

What is not included in the residency?
Personal, health and equipment insurance must be arranged by the artist in advance. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers you in all kinds of emergency as the Residency is not able to provide comprehensive health coverage of any kind.

What disciplines are accepted in the residency?
Currently we accept applications from visual artists that use photography extensively in their practice.

Who can apply for the residency?
The residency is open to emerging visual artists resident in one of the following countries:Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYROM, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.  Please note that if the country of origin of the artist is not part of the EU/EEA then he or she will be responsible for securing the travel documents required to enter and stay in Greece during the period of the residency.

Which are the dates of the residency?
The selected artist can chose any continuous two week period between the 5th - 26th of June. Please note that the Lucy Art Residency Public Talks will take place on 15 of June 2019. The Jurors and other invited guests will be present from the 14th-16th of June.

Are applications from artistic duos accepted?
Applications from artistic duos are accepted. However, due to a limited budget we are unable to cover the transportation costs of the second artist. A private double room will be provided. The per diem amount and artist fee are not doubled.

How long do I have to produce the artwork?
Until the announcement of the next open call. Usually 5 months.

Is there a fee to apply?

Will I meet with the jurors?
Yes! Every year we invite the jury members to come to Kavala and participate at the Lucy Art Residency Talks events. They also spend time with the artist discussing at length about her/his work. During the long weekend everyone involved in the program meets and have dinner together.

With whom should I get in touch with if I have more questions?
Either fill in the form found at the bottom of this page or send us an email at .

Lucy Art Residency 2019

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