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Open Call: Onassis AiR 2019/20 (Athens, Greece)


Deadline: 26 November 2018

The Onassis Foundation inaugurates the Onassis AiR, an (inter)national artistic research and residency programme for all international artists with curious minds, and invites them to submit their applications due 26th of November.
What if, artists, curators and other creators, could take their time to reconsider their practice without the constraints of the production frenzy?

Τhe Onassis AiR (Artists-in-Residence) is a year-round artistic research and residency programme born in 2019, which offers time. Time to learn, to change, or go deeper by doing and undoing or non-doing. Without striving for the production of a final outcome/ creation, but rather focusing on the creative process itself.

During your time through the programme and located in the urban centre of Athens, all participants can interact with each other as peers. Regardless of age or how accomplished they are. With a mission to support the artistic process, towards a less product-obsessed arts ecosystem, artists meet as part of a community who works, thinks, and eats together, without striving for the next project, the next premiere, the next opening. A community that has the ability to pause, to rethink how each one of us functions and creates.

Onassis AiR will support: Greek and international artists, curators, and thinkers working in time-based artistic disciplines, who wish to deepen, reconsider, or transform their practice or methodology, without the expectations and constraints of a production.

Open Calls and application forms:
For Onassis AiR
For Onassis AiR in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts

For any questions regarding your application, please email: [email protected]

Read more about each programme strand:

Onassis AiR Critical Practices Programme is a full-time, 3-month encounter of 5 practitioners living and working in Greece. The programme is designed as a collective artistic research community of time-based professionals (visual artists, choreographers, theatre and film directors, composers, performers, curators, producers, designers, writers, cultural theorists, and other curious minds).

Onassis AiR (inter)national Curator & Artist-in-Residence Programme is a one-month, individual artistic research residency for international and Greek artists, living in Greece or abroad. This strand is for any artist or curator or other creative and curious practitioner (time-based practice) who has a concrete artistic research question or project they would like to take further. Regardless of experience level, but assuming that each participant has an existing individual practice at the time of the application.

Onassis AiR Exchange Residencies are individual artistic research residencies, varying in duration and scope, taking place at one of our collaborating institutions, outside of Greece. Exchange Residencies are intended for artists living and working in Greece within time-based practices: artists, makers, designers, theorists, curators, and other curious minds who would benefit from participating in one of the collaborating programmes around the world.

Onassis AiR Emergency Fellowships are the most reactive and tailor-made strand of Onassis AiR programme. Emergency Fellowships are intended for international and local artists, curators, and other practitioners. Emergency Fellowships are meant to be a stimulus to artists and curators who have a unique, unanticipated, and very time-sensitive need.