Deadline: 05/06/2019

Modern Projections inspired by the Ancient World. The Cathartic Narrative – Art as a Restorative force

Modern Projections inspired by the Ancient World. The Cathartic Narrative- Art as Restorative force

Modern Projections inspired by the Ancient World.
The Cathartic Narrative – Art as a Restorative force

Master Class, Exhibition and Performance
Instructed/Curated by Vicky Yiannoutsos

Dates : June 25th – June 30th , 2019
Location:   Island Kefalonia, Greece
Venue : Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture & Ancient sites in Kefalonia.

Opening date for applications: March 28th, 2019
Deadline for applications: June 5th, 2019

Deadline for completion of submissions/final participations:  5 days after the deadlines
Eligibility : Stimulated by the richness and wisdom of the Ancient Greek World, this master class will appeal to researchers -creative artists - writers, film makers, poets, actors, story tellers, directors, philosophers, theatre practitioners - seeking deeper meaning and connection in their creative practice.

Application by e-mail : /or/  
Academic support : (Vicky Yiannoutsos)
Information-Terms- Conditions-Fees : /or/



What does the ancient world have to teach us?
The Cathartic Narrative – Art as a Restorative force.
Catharsis: A purgation, purification, or clarification which comes from encountering and experiencing transformative emotional and personal connections through Art that result in renewal and restoration.

On the island of Kefalonia, participants will be invited on a series of individual and group encounters with the landscape, ancient sites, people, history and stories, to stimulate individual and collective responses and projections from their own artistic field.

Free to create individually or collaborate on collective projects, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and perform their work at the Ionion Centre for Arts and Culture.

The Master Class Instructor Vicky Yiannoutsos
Vicky Yiannoutsos is an award-winning director in theatre and film who has worked for 35 years in the film industry as a producer, director, writer and acting coach. She currently teaches screen acting to actors, writers and directors at the Performing and Screen Arts Screen Acting program at UNITEC in Auckland, New Zealand.

As an NZ born Greek artist, Vicky’s expression of her roots are at the core of many projects, which include writer/director on the internationally screened documentary Visible Passage, writer of the feature film script Kore, and assorted stories and poems. Her multi-media installation exhibition ‘Persephone’s Plight – The Four Seasons of Migration’ was mounted for Moving Image Centre in Auckland, New Zealand in 2010 and in 2012 was invited to the Kefalonia International Arts Festival, in Greece. It’s thematic motif of birth, separation, yearning and return continues to emerge in her work, as an archetypal template.


Short 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.

 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.

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

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

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 . 

Modern Projections inspired by the Ancient World. The Cathartic Narrative – Art as a Restorative force

Modern Projections inspired by the Ancient World. The Cathartic Narrative – Art as a Restorative force


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