Lakkos Artists Residency


The city of Heraklion has a need for the development of a contemporary artistic community. The residency runs alongside an urban regeneration project to bring life to our neglected neighborhood in the old city.

Minimum stay is two weeks.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

The residency is self funded and artist run. It is a casual space for all creative disciplines. There are no formal programs. Wall murals are a popular choice for visiting visual artists. We often have presentations of artistic projects, but this is up to each individual. The island of Crete is a great place to discover, and research ancient and modern Greek culture. The residency has four small houses. Three in an urban space in Heraklion’s old city. One in a beautiful mountain village. We make connections with the local community, according to what the needs of each resident are.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: N/A
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Networking
  • Other
If other, please specify:

Paints for murals.
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): Between 150 and 200 Euros per week.
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • No requirements
Selection process: By curator
Setting: Both
Nearest Airport: Nicholas Kazantzakis, Heraklion
Street & Number: Romanou 27
Postal Code: 71201
City: Heraklion
Country long: Greece