Kammari Research Group

Name of Residency: Kammari Residency

Kammari Residency program

The Kammari Residency program is meant for researchers, artists, artisans, makers and post-makers of research and implement theory, who are working on understanding the technological, fossil fuel generated, modern experience and/or imagining and implementing the period of transition to an ecologically sustainable post-fossil society.

It is possible to apply all year round with an open application by email.

The founding purpose of the residency program is to combine academic and independent research with contemporary art, literature, theatre and cinema. The aim is to extend the theoretical to the realm of experience and vice versa, searching for neglected and overlooked aspects that in turn can advance our understanding and research. Examples of areas of interest are:

– Theoretical, psychological and experiential critique of the dominant contemporary ideology, especially in relation to technology and ecology.

– Artistic practices on the social, psychological and political aspects of our ideological predicament.

– Artistic practices on biology, geology, ecology, otherness, fossil fuels, the Anthropocene and science.

– Artistic practices concerned with critique of technology, dismantling/reusing technology and social impacts of technology.

The research centre and residency house is warmed with wood stoves, the water comes from the mountains and there are surrounding gardens that are being turned into organic fields for food production.

We work in collaboration Dio Dio, a local collective of artisans who are rehabilitating lost working methods of wood and other handicraft work that are based on sustainable, local materials and inter-generational skills.

The residency program also includes a studio/performance/exhibition space in the city of Limassol. The 80m2 Kammari Limassol space is available for the residency guests to live and work in, and publish/exhibit their work. More info: limassol.kammari.org

Application information
The applications should include the CV/bio of the artist, the portfolio or examples of previous works (for example a link to a website) and a free form presentation or description of the project that the artist is going to be working on during the residency program. All this information should be provided by email: residency (at) kammari.org

For more information on practical questions, etc., please visit the web page: residency.kammari.org or email: residency at kammari.org


Residency Programme since: 2017
Description of Organisation:

The Kammari Residency is a research centre and residency for writers, researchers, artists, artisan artists and makers, aspiring to critically understand the modern techno-fossil experience in ecological, technological and political senses, and to create ecologically as well as socially sustainable environments to live and work in.

The residency space in the mountains of Cyprus facilitates research and art practises, including a studio, accommodation, basic tools and necessities, and a garden. The working environment is embedded in a natural surrounding with increasingly reduced modern fossil fuel dependencies, which means it requires active participation in maintaining the life sustaining necessities.

The residency house is an old stone house built mainly with traditional methods and materials, surrounded by several unique ecosystems of the Troodos mountain area. The house has electricity and it is possible to connect to the internet for research purposes. Being a space for research, artistic practises, and the combination of the two, the residency is in itself an attempt to create a ground for discovering new material post-fossil forms of living.

In terms of documentation and publications, we aim to create and support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of politically significant research combined with contemporary arts.

On a social level we aim to bring artists, philosophers, researcher and writers together and develop international partnerships with individuals, organisations, research centres and universities.

The Kammari Research Group that coordinates the project consists of active artists and researchers. Apart from their individual projects, they work collectively on a large and long-term research project combining arts and academic research. The current project is Technology as Ideology. More info: kammari.org

The residency in the mountains is partly accessible for wheelchairs. We have built a ramp to the residency house, however mountain conditions pose challenges to autonomous functioning with wheelchairs due to steepness of the terrain. Also upstairs rooms are inaccessible to wheelchairs due to the infrastructure. The Kammari studio space in Limassol is fully accessible.

The Kammari project is administered by the not-for-profit art association Kammari – elävän filosofian ja taiteen ry, based in Helsinki.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Education Programmes
  • 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
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Sound recording studio
  • Film-studio
  • Musical-instruments
  • Woodworking tools
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : We have a partnership with local art centre NeMe (neme.org), collaboration with local handicraft collective Dio Dio, and collabrations with universities in Cyprus.
    Application process: Open call
    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
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Gardening
    • Forest Conservation
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Paphos and Larnaka
    How to reach by plane: Nearest airports are Paphos and Larnaka, then bus to Liamssol and bus to the village from there
    How to reach by train: By land and ferry from mainland Europe: bus or train to Athens, ferry to Rhodos, cross with a small ferry to Turkey, bus to Antalya, bus to Tasucu, ferry to North Cyprus, bus to Limassol.
    How to reach by car: There are unfortunately no commercial passenger/car ferries from Greece to Cyprus. Alternatively you may travel from mainland Europe: Option 1. Drive to Athens, take a cargo ferry with the car to Cyprus. Crossing two days. Option 2: Drive through Turkey and take a car ferry from the town of Tasucu. Crossing over night to Northern Cyprus. From Limassol to the village by bus, 2 hours – cost 1,5 Euros one way. From Limassol to the village by car, 1 hour. If necessary, we can also pick you up from the airports in Paphos or Larnaka to the village. From Nicosia to the village by bus, 2,5h.
    Street & Number: Tries Elies
    Postal Code: 4846
    City: Tries Elies
    Country long: Cyprus
    Tries Elies
    Tries Elies 4846 CYP
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