Event Horizon

General information

Brief description of organisation

We have used the cosmological phenomenon of the Event Horizon as an analogy for art as a transcendent concept. We welcome people to explore time and space for creativity. Event Horizon Crete is a building offered to anyone who can complete the criteria, it is not a commercial idea and donations are welcome toward the continued growth of the residency project.

Event Horizon Crete was launched in November 2017
Event Horizon Barcelona was launched May 2018

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Event Horizon is a Crete based container building for the arts, music and literature. A rural retreat for production and experimentation. This opportunity offers creative space free of charge, it is set in five acres of stunningly beautiful wild olive groves close to the sea. The building is created from used shipping containers and is completely insulated and cool.

There is rented and subsidised accommodation on offer as part of Event Horizon: The Architects House and a Windmill in Neapolis Town (7km). Bursaries on-site: Sprite caravan and a stylish cabin. Bursaries off-site: Gypsy Caravan in Fourni Village (2km).

Event Horizon Barcelona is the second artist in residency opportunity. It is a large studio in Poblenou. There are many cultural festivals and events celebrating the transformation of the former industrial area.

The Event Horizon Studio building was a dry pet-food packaging factory depot and has been newly converted into private project spaces. The studio is one large 55 sq m room with a 4.5 m high ceiling. It has polished concrete heated floors, bathroom, kitchen and two beds.
Please visit Event Horizon website for all details.

Event Horizon residency is for particularly for self-sufficient, serious-minded individuals who are deeply committed to their practice, people who can respect the privilege of time and space. We are all witness to the devastation of the environment by human activity, applicants with the fragile planet ideology are especially welcome at Event Horizon.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Land Art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
  • between 1 and 3 months
  • 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Other

Pets are to be under strict supervision, they are not permitted to upset or eat the wildlife!

Grants available

This artist in residency opportunity offers private creative space free of charge. We are offering Accommodation Bursaries on-site to individuals who have limited resources. Event Horizon is not a commercial idea and we wish to welcome established and non-established people who understand the concept of sharing space respectfully.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

Donations Welcome

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning

Donations Welcome

Application who/how

Project Based

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralCity - Barcelona Event Horizon Addendum

  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Event Horizon is set in five acres of private land
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Amphitheatre

How to reach

By plane

There are direct flights to Heraklion in the summer.

In the winter there are several flights per day from Athens to Heraklion .

By car

Heraklion Airport: 50min. Local villages: Fourni, Kasteli, Dories, Latsida, Limnes. Agios Nicolaos, 15 min. Elounda, 20min. Lerapetra, 40min. Sitia, 1h:15m.

Nearest airport


Contact information

Event Horizon
North Lasithi
72400 Crete


Phone: +306944574531

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