Mudhouse Residency

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Name of Residency: Mudhouse Residency

The program is structured for maximum time in the village, utilizing the ruins as classroom and work space. Dinners are taken family style at the village taverna and group outings have been organized to tour an archeological site and visit several of the numerous breathtaking beaches. At the end of each session an exhibition is mounted at the Agios Ioannis Cultural Center, with a corresponding reception in which the residents of the village and surrounding villages are invited to celebrate with the artists.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation: The Mudhouse Residency is designed to provide a cultural immersion: living, working and dining in the mountain village of Agios Ioannis, on the Greek island of Crete. The residency is inclusive to a number of artistic disciplines, with the facilities to accommodate studio artists, painters, printmakers, photographers, writers, poets, dancers, musicians, choreographers and composers.

The residency program is ideal for professional artists with an established practice seeking the time and space to realize an individual project. The residency includes 24 hr access to a spacious studio facility, practice space with athletic flooring, or access to the Music house grand piano, depending on the artist’s discipline. We welcome non-studio artists as well, as our residency provides the time and structure to focus on a non-studio based project, be it a novel, screenplay, video, or photographic series. The village is abundant in charming gardens and writing nooks.

Meals are served family style and group trips have been organized to tour ancient Minoan ruins, visit a Florentine monastery, swim in the Libyan sea and hike the Thripti mountain range. Artists are invited to present a slideshow lecture or reading on their work and participate in a closing exhibition.

The Mudhouse Residency is proud to have hosted international artists from all corners of the globe, including the United States, Ireland, Canada, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands, in disciplines as diverse as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, writing, acting, video, interactive installation, music and dance.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Greek
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: between 11 and 16
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 11 and 16
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Musical-instruments
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Other
  • If other, please specify: Partners are allowed as participating artists
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): €2100
    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
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Heraklion Airport, Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport (HER)
    How to reach by car: Message us directly for driving directions from Heraklion
    How to reach by boat: Heraklion port, overnight ferry from Athens (Piraeus)
    Street & Number: Epar. Od. Agiou Ioanni 72
    Postal Code: 722 00
    City: Ag. Ioannis, Lasithi, Crete
    Country long: Greece