Kinitiras – Artistic Network for Performing Arts

Kinitiras is the first Residency Centre for performing arts in the city of Athens and it is located in the historical area of Acropolis. Offering small scale residencies for artists and theorists from all over the world, we encourage research, development and presentation of works in progress.

We have created an inspiring environment to promote multicultural understanding that allows innovation and creativity to flourish. Kinitiras also holds lectures and workshops given by an international group of artists and theorists aiming to bring the community closer to the performing arts.

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.

For more information you may visit www.kinitiras.com and www.youtube.com/user/kinitiras.

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: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Fabric and textiles
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
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS AIRPORT – ATHENS
    Nearest Train Station: ACROPOLIS OR SUGGROU FIX METRO STATION
    How to reach by plane: ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS AIRPORT – ATHENS
    How to reach by train: ACROPOLIS OR FIX METRO STATION
    How to reach by car: SEE www.kinitiras.com for map
    Street & Number: Erechtheiou 22
    Postal Code: 117 42
    City: Athens
    Erechtheiou 22
    Athens 117 42 GRC
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