ARCAthens announces the awarding of its Fall 2019 Residency Fellowships to artist Tomashi Jackson and curator Miranda Lash. For six weeks, from October 1 through November 15, the ARCAthens Fellows will be in residence at Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture (ATOPOS cvc), located in the heart of the arts district of the Metaxourgeio area of Athens.

Key features of the second residency session:

ARCAthens focused and dynamic Outreach Program will provide our Fellows and the Athenian community the elective opportunity to connect through scheduled studio visits, institutional tours, and discussion groups. Additional outreach with the Athenian community will be cultivated through events and introductions.

At the end of the program, the Fellows will participate in a panel discussion focusing on their work and experience.


Tomashi Jackson is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses the formal properties of color perception as an aesthetic strategy to investigate the value of human life in public space.


Miranda Lash is the curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum and a board member for the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Lash was recently a member of the Artistic
Director’s Council for the international triennial Prospect.4 in New Orleans (2017-2018).
From 2008 to 2014, Lash was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Lash’s essays have been published in the Harvard journal Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, the anthology Baroque Tendencies in Contemporary Art, New American Paintings, and The Oxford American. Lash has been a Clark Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, a consultant for Creative Capital, and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Residency Programme since: 2018
Description of Organisation:

ARCAthens, Artist Residency Center Athens, is a  a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to bring international artists to Athens, Greece, through a fully supported program, in order to support the creation of art, as well as build cultural bridges and cross-polinate ideas and experiences through a dynamic outreach program.

The residency program of ARCAthens is designed to support each selected fellow resident for a duration of three months in Athens covering housing, food, and transportation costs. The program is organized into three sessions per year: Spring, Summer, and Fall.

During their residencies in Athens, participating fellows will have opportunities to meet and interact with Athenian artists, curators, dealers, and collectors. In addition, ARCAthens will arrange a program of exhibitions, lectures and community events, further encouraging the cross-pollination between artists and communities.

We are planning to accept applications in 2020. As soon as we know, we will announce in our newsletter. To stay informed, please sign up.

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Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Internet
  • Meals
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Networking
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes. Through the ARCAthens Residency, artists and curators are provided with the time, space, and access that allow an immersive experience as they live and create in Athens.
    Application process: Invitational
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Housing
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Urban
    Street & Number: TBA
    Postal Code: 11473
    City: Athens
    Country long: Greece
    Athens 11473 GRC
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