Living in the Garden

+22840 91524
Name of Residency: ‘Living in the Garden’

For a creative artist, the inspirational value of an actively focused retreat in a remote and beautiful location cannot be underestimated.

Surrounded by open hillsides with long sea views, no streetlights, close neighbors or noisy traffic, the primary aim of our residency is to provide an ideal environment for those artists who wish for a distraction free space in a remote and natural environment, where they can comfortably relax into a focused state of mind without the downside of feeling lonely and isolated or overly vulnerable.

A resident artist is provided with a comfortable and spacious house, well scaled to the particular needs of a creative individual, with a properly equipped kitchen, a good bed and a comfortable studio space. Each house is set in its own part of the garden and attached shady terraces make for ideal outdoor workspaces.

Although strict privacy is assured for those who so require, we are aware that complete solitude is not always desirable and it is our role as hosts to provide a practical and social safety net.

We are the permanent resident artists, living in the garden, engaged in our own particular artwork and we like to share our space with like minded creative people.

We provide shopping trips and have a general eye and ear to all practical needs and, although our residency is based on the concept of personal creative space, we are not in the least antisocial and do not think of our project in a strictly ‘monastic’ sense. Artists are of course free to move about the property and fraternise as they wish, simply it is understood that everyone sets their own boundaries and it is o.k to keep to oneself if that is what one wishes.

Residency Programme since: 2002
Description of Organisation:

Since 1999 we have been engaged in a land based project directed towards the building of a residential arts center in the agean islands.

Organisation founded in: 1999
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    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
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Gardening
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Street & Number: Box52509 Kamari
    Postal Code: 84400
    City: Paros Island
    Country long: Greece
    Box52509 Kamari
    Paros Island 84400 GRC
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