Deadline: 30/05/2019

Sea (S) International Exhibition /Sea (S) 2019 Prizes & Awards


SEA(S) 2019 PRIZES & AWARDS  starting from 2.000 up to 50.000 euros.

SEA(S) INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2019-2020, Under the Auspices of the Prefecture of the Ionian Islands and the Municipality of Kefalonia.

Organizer: The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

SEA(S) ARTS  2019: The endless relationship between the Man and the Sea explored in a systematic interface between Human Civilization, Nature, Technology,  Environment, Incipient, Contemporary and Potential World  Seas.

In this  Exhibition  Artists and Academic Institutions  from all over the World and  every field of the Arts are invited to create and present in the form of their expertise, such as Contemporary, Innovative, Advanced and / or Experimental.

AIMS:  The SEA(S) is aiming  to establish a  permanent multicultural and multidisciplinary communication throughout various fields of the Arts.

THEME is the Sea, explored in a systematic interface between Human Civilization, Nature, Technology throughout  the various  landscapes of the Planet, virtual or physical, connecting  People, Eras  and Continents. Topics such as Environment, Incipient, Contemporary and Potential World  Seas will be explored, documented and presented in multiple  artistic or scientific ways.

LOCATION : The Greek Island Kefalonia .

The location of the Exhibition, the Greek Islands Kefalonia  and Ithaca,  identifies the Historical and Mythological existence of the Homeric Odyssey, the metaphor of the Human struggle   against the omnipotence of Nature, the overseas and over planet adventure, the endless wandering of the Human Being in  the fragile  worlds of physical and metaphysical spheres, amid untamed elements, in search of its Origin and life paths towards the Truth of Existence.

VENUES: The edifice of the  Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture and Municipal Venues in the capital of the island Kefalonia, Argostoli, in the town of Lixouri and Poros.

TIME: Spring-  Summer- Fall   2019  

CURATOR: Prf. Haytham Nawar

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible are All disciplines and interdisciplinary projects in Arts, Sciences and Technologies, Education  and Research, included Environmental projects, Literary Arts , Performing  Arts and Music, Applied Arts, Visual Arts , New Media.

Are invited  projects personal of collective, Academic projects,  Schools,  Colleges, Universities and in Arts, Sciences and Research Institutions, Activists.

Opening date for applications: January 1st 2019

Deadline for submissions : May 30th 2019

Official Opening of the International Exhibition: August 5th-6th 2019

Duration of the Exhibition: August 5th -September 5th 2019

Location : Greek Island Kefalonia

Curator :Prf. Haytham Nawar


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Description of the International residency program connected to the GRANTS 2019-2020 of the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

Program operating in the fields of Education, Arts, Sciences, Research.

The Ionion Center 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
two weeks to three months

Education, Academic programs /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 , 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: residential area of the Ionion  Center, personal room + bathroom, fully equipped, daily room service,24 hours internet,  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. 3 persons apartment – in  the Central area of the Athens City is 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 at the Island 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 - 70 students/or/artists

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

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.

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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.

Grants starting from 1000 euro to 30.000 euros are available  for the participants of the residency program.

Terms &Conditions 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

Email Application   1.


In the basic criteria for the selection in the residency program and also for the grants ,beyond the professional skills- is the formality of the process and the  responsibility of the applicant.

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

Sea (S) International Exhibition /Sea (S) 2019 Prizes & Awards

Sea (S) International Exhibition /Sea (S) 2019 Prizes & Awards


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