Kinitiras – Artistic Network for Performing Arts

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Kinitiras is the first Residency Centre for performing arts in the city of Athens, It was created in December 2008 and until August 2019 it hosted numerous artists throughout the world from the fields of dance, theatre and performance. Inside its small premises located underneath Akropolis, Kinitiras became a creative hub while at the same time it opened the pathway for the idea of residency centre in Greece.

Residency Programme since: 2008
Description of Organisation: Kinitiras is an internationally recognised artistic network, connecting professionals and amateurs through the performing arts.
It was founded in 1995-96 as a dance-theatre group, called Kinitiras Dance spectacle.

Some of Kinitiras’ main actions include:

  • emphasis on diversity. Working with people from different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic,academic and professional backgrounds participation in European programs and festivals in Greece and abroad
  • alternative approaches in education through the performing arts research and intercultural collaborations through the establishment of Kinitiras Studio (the first Residency Centre for performing arts in Greece)
  • encouraging sustainability and growth during challenging sociopolitical times
  • social inclusion actions

Kinitiras has created the project EK PLIXI which brought the art of dance into schools, especially in primary education.
Since 2010 Kinitiras has established the “In Progress-Feedback Festival”.
The first festival in Greece that focuses on the creative process and the relationship between the creator and his/her audience instead of being a product oriented process. Through IPFF many young artists have emerged and influenced the cultural scene in Greece.

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Organisation founded in: 1996
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : we apply for financial help from embassies but we cannot guarantee the outcome. We are also in touch with cafes and small restaurants in the neighborhood so that they provide discounts to our resident artists.
    Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    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): Yes
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Housing
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: performance
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    How to reach by train: ACROPOLIS OR FIX METRO STATION
    How to reach by car: SEE for map
    Street & Number: Erechtheiou 22
    Postal Code: 117 42
    City: Athens
    Country long: Greece