General information

Brief description of organisation

FaveLAB is an interdisciplinary platform and a creative lab based in Athens/Greece and operating globally.
Our artist residencies, workshops, lectures, networking meetings and exhibition projects address artists, designers, curators and writers who work - or wish to enrich their knowledge - in the field of visual art, performance, film, art in public space, contemporary jewellery art, textile art, literature.

FaveLAB focuses on the urban dynamics of Athens, a SE metropolis in the epicenter of social and cultural shifts, and aims at making their significance understandable to the art community and the broader public. Experimental art work, alternative presentations, socially integrative art and design approaches, strong communication campaigns are FaveLAB´s main characteristics.

FaveLAB ambitions to promote cultural exchange between the Greek and international art scene and to establish a dialogue between the public, cultural agents, designers and urbanists.
FaveLAB offers artists, designers, art theorists, urbanists and art lovers space and expertise, guiding them to enjoy the rich cultural tradition of Athens and assisting them to develop ideas and concepts, realize and present them in situ.

Individual artists, groups or institutions are eligible for our programmes.


FaveLAB cooperates with institutional partners and private enterprises.
We have cooperated in the past with Umweltbundesamt (Federal Agency for the Environment) Dessau/Berlin, Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Goethe Institut Athen, Altes Museum Berlin, Thikwa Werkstatt für Theater und Kunst Berlin, Munich Jewellery Week, Sieraad Jewellery Art Fair Amsterdam, Grassi Museum Leipzig, General Consulate of Greece in Hamburg and Munich, STEG Entwicklungsquartier Altona-Altstadt Hamburg etc.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

FaveLAb provides living and working space, access to local art networks and institutions, expertise and resources allowing Artists in Residence to work on their concepts undisturbed and assisted by specialists or study new techniques while living in Athens like locals.

The Artist in Residence program aims at stimulating contact and dialogue between Artists in Residence, local players and institutions.

In cooperation with the Artists in Residence, FaveLAB ensures the communication and presentation of the work developed in situ. Shows and presentations take place either in the FaveLAb 200 m2 premises in down town Athens or at a selected art venue or institution.
FaveLAb supports all formats - exhibition, action, art in public space, performance, screening, etc.

FaveLAb´s communication campaigns reach the international and local press and raise public awareness through the social media and a mailing list of approximately 3.000 subscribers.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • Painting, Design, Jewellery Art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Grants available

No public funded grants available at this time.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition

The option for a presentation / exhibition during the residency is part of our

Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


UrbanRural - see offer

  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Plaster Room
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Individual guided tours (Athens/Peloponnese).

How to reach

By plane

Travel information on request.

By car

Travel information on request.

Nearest airport

Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos

Contact information

10555 Athens


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