Event Horizon Crete

Name of Residency: EVENT HORIZON CRETE

Event Horizon studio facility is free of charge.

Accommodation is available, both rented and subsidized:

Neapolis Town (7km from studio) The Architect´s House and Windmill

Fourni Village (2km from studio) Gypsy caravan and Byzantine Icon Painters House

Bursaries on-site at studio: Sprite caravan and camping.

Event Horizon is a Crete based building created with creative people in mind. A retreat for production and experimentation. Studio space is available following an application which is evaluated by the Event Horizon selection panel. Artists are assessed through reference to six criteria. Interviews will be held on Skype with the panel.

We are using the cosmological phenomenon of the event horizon as an analogy for art and creativity as a transcendent concept. Ingenuity is experimentation with the mysterious. Creative people of all disciplines are welcome as artist in residence.

We are witness to the devastation of the environment by human activity and after so many years working to raise fragile planet awareness I have become a warrior for sustainable living. Applicants with this ideology are especially welcome.

Residency Programme since: 2017
Description of Organisation:

Event Horizon is an artist in residency opportunity and offers private creative space free of charge for the visual arts, music and literature. We also welcome ecology based projects. We are a Crete based rural retreat for production and experimentation set in five acres of stunningly beautiful wild olive groves close to the sea. The studio building is created from used shipping containers and is completely insulated.

Using the cosmological phenomenon of the Event Horizon as an analogy for art as a transcendent concept, there is time and space for creativity.

Accommodation is available, both rented and subsidized.

Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Technical assistance
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Local artists participate
    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
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: We are offering Accommodation Bursaries on-site to individuals who have limited resources. Event Horizon is not a commercial idea and we wish to welcome established and non-established people who understand the concept of sharing space respectfully. A donation is acceptable payment.
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Show their work on social media
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Gardening
    Selection process: Other
    If other, please specify: Selection panel – friends of Event Horizon
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Heraklion
    Nearest Train Station: N/A
    How to reach by plane: There are direct flights to Heraklion in the summer. In the winter there are several flights per day from Athens to Heraklion .
    How to reach by train: N/A
    How to reach by car: Heraklion Airport: 50min. Local villages: Fourni, Kasteli, Dories, Latsida, Limnes. Agios Nicolaos, 15 min. Elounda, 20min. Lerapetra, 40min. Sitia, 1h:15m.
    How to reach by boat: There are ferries from Athens to Heraklion
    Street & Number: North Lasithi, Crete
    Postal Code: 72400
    City: North Lasithi, Crete
    Country long: Greece
    North Lasithi, Crete
    North Lasithi, Crete 72400 GRC
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