Sfakiotes Residency Programme

Name of Residency: Sfakiotes Residency

Sfakiotes Residency Programme is a privately owned, non-profit artist residency programme in the Sfakiotes mountains of Lefkada island, Ionian islands, Western Greece. Since the popular programme was founded, it has hosted 10-20 international guests yearly.

The program`s mission is to encourage multi- disciplinary artistic creation and art- related scientific work. Artists from all areas, such as visual artists, musicians, film makers, as well as producers, curators and art researchers are welcome to apply.

The rent includes water, electricity, heating, air-conditioning, a WiFi internet and full furnishing including towels & sheets. The residency is a traditional stone house that was fully renovated into an artist residency in 2010. The house is rented as a whole. A maximum of four (4) people can stay at the house for a period of 2 weeks to 2 months at a time. The residency building has 2 open floors, one bathroom with a washing machine, an open kitchen upstairs, a stone garden, a balcony facing north-east and a small, private parking lot. Families and spouses are allowed in this residency.

The drive to the nearest city of Lefkada by car or by public transportation takes 20 minutes and 5,5 hours to Athens international airport.

The application time is year-round. Please send us your application online at www.sfakiotes-residency.net/application attached with a CV.

If you have trouble sending the online application or the page doesn`t load on your browser (preferred browsers are safari and chrome), send us a free email application and attach a CV to:

– Tell us why you want to come to the residency
– Write a short work plan for the residency period
– Give 2 alternative times for the residency (when you would like to attend, 1 and 2)
– Remember to tell us also the preferred duration of the residency (from
2 week to 2 months)

Please do not send large PDF/PSD/JPG files, but instead include links to existing work in the internet as part of your application text.

The programme is artist-run, -initiated and administered from Helsinki, Finland.

For more info please visit our homepage:
http: www.sfakiotes-residency.net
Or our facebook page: www.facebook.com/sfakiotes.residency

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Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

SRP is privately owned, artist-run & initiated and administered from Finland.

Organisation founded in: please-choose
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • 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
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 400€ per month / 150€ per week
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): None. Grant must be applied by the chosen guests.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Preveza
    How to reach by plane: Preveza: Aktio airport / Athens: Eleftherios Venizelos international Airport.
    How to reach by car: The Sfakiotes mountains are a 20min drive from the city of Lefkada or by bus 3-5 times a day. On sundays the public transportation does not run. The island has a land bridge built in the 1800th century and access throughout the year to mainland Greece. Nearest airport: Preveza, 35 min drive. Athens airport: 5,5 h drive and good public connections with bus. Car is highly recommended but not compulsory on the island. There is a car park next to the residency premises that fits a small-sized car. The house is situated on a steep mountain slope 450m from sea level, next to a narrow concrete road leading to the main road. Some stairs and roads on the shores of the island and the island`s infrastructure in general can be in occasional bad condition outside high season. The holiday season can be very crowded (June to August). Disabled and families: please consider the steep nature of the island prior to applying. The house is in 2 levels and has stairs inside. There is a ramp leading from the narrow parking lot to the residency premises for wheelchairs and strollers outside the house.
    Street & Number: Asprogerakata, 31080 Lefkada, Greece
    Postal Code: 31080
    City: Asprogerakata
    Country long: Greece
    Asprogerakata, 31080 Lefkada, Greece
    Asprogerakata 31080 GRC
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