Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre


The program runs every year from September to June and our premises can host artists for one week up to three weeks.

July: There are no hosts in July due to the International Dance and Dancetheatre Festival “Akropoditi DanceFest”.

August: The space in August is only available for rent and can be reserved for any kind of artistic activities upon request


To apply for an Artistic Residency of our Centre please fill out the application form and send it to the email: info@akropoditi.gr

The deadlines for the applications’ acceptance are:

For the period: January 2020 – June 2020, till November 1st, 2019

For the period: September 2020 – December 2020, till June 1st, 2020

For the period: January 2021 – June 2021, till November 1st, 2020

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

The Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre is housed in two recently renovated buildings, which built in 1850 and originally operated as a tannery.

The first one is 163 sq.m. and it is used as a Dance Course Studio. The space consists of a dance studio with a wooden floor, a reception area, changing rooms and toilets.

The second building is 180 sq.m. and it consists of 2 levels. The first level serves as a stage for performances, classes and workshops, and as a room for projections, equipped with one projector, projections screen and audio and lighting equipment. There is also a dressing room, a kitchen, a shower and a toilet. In the upper level, there is a library loft, two desks equipped with laptops and two beds. The space is used exclusively by guests within the frame of the Artistic Residency program. The two levels are connected by an internal staircase. There is no door in the loft, but the space is separated by curtains. Also, there is no sound isolation between the upper and lower level.

Since April 2013, the Centre has been offering Artistic Residency programs focused on:

• Performing Arts (Dance, Theatre, etc.)

• Artistic, educational programs

• Music

• Literature

• Photography

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Workshop
    • Teaching
    • Other
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Syros Island National Airport – JSY
    How to reach by plane: From Athens to Syros island (Greece): By plane (20 minutes flight)
    How to reach by boat: From Athens to Syros island (Greece): By boat from Piraeus port (approximately 4 hours)
    Street & Number: Iroon Polytexniou 84,
    Postal Code: 84 100
    City: Hermoupolis, Syros
    Country long: Greece
    Iroon Polytexniou 84,
    Hermoupolis, Syros 84 100 GRC
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