The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts offers residencies in painting, printmaking, screenprinting and ceramics from September through May. We do allow artists to work in the studio in the summer on a case by case basis.

Each person that visits the Foundation is extremely important to us and we make sure to give everyone individual attention. Our commitment is that you not only fulfill your artistic goals but also have a taste of island living.

Residency Programme since: 2001
Description of Organisation:

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was established as a non-profit organization in 1999 by the Founder, Gloria Carr. For years it was her vision to create a studio for artists. She wasn??t sure where it would be set up until 1996 when she visited the island of Skopelos.

Skopelos is a unique island with the contrast of light and color. It is the greenest island located in the Northern Sporades. The locals add to the extraordinary flavor of the island and this is where Gloria Carr decided she would call home.

The mission of the Foundation is to promote the visual, performing and literary arts and education in the arts through cultural exchanges. Guided by the Hellenic history and culture, the Foundation will promote artistic dialogue between the Greek, American and International communities of artists.

The ceramics area is open raw space with a gorgeous view of the neighboring island, Alonnisos. There is an electric kiln and wheel on site and as mentioned, a wood-burning kiln. The Foundation is affiliated with Nikos Rodios, who is a world renowned potter and is known for his patented firing technique that creates a beautiful onyx and is modeled after ancient utilitarian pieces.

The printmaking and screen-printing facilities overlook the Aegean Sea, with lots of windows so that the artists always see the light and the constantly changing colors of the water. The studio has state-of-the-art equipment so it can accommodate from the beginner to the most advanced.

The Foundation has a Board of Directors which is made up of business people, artists and University Professors from Washington, DC, Chicago and New York. It is affiliated with some of the top Universities including George Mason University, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran School of Art, Pratt Institute, The University of Florida and The University of Michigan School of Art + Design.

Organisation founded in: 1999
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Skiathos
    Nearest Train Station: Volos
    How to reach by plane: You must fly to Athens and then take a bus and a boat to the island. Skopelos is 5.5 hours from Athens.
    Street & Number: PO Box 56
    Postal Code: 37003
    City: Skopelos Island
    Country long: Greece
    PO Box 56
    Skopelos Island 37003 GRC
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