PETRA AiR is aiming to provide artists with time, space and freedom to work on their projects. It includes the inspirational atmosphere of the city of Kavala itself. It is still widely unknown among the western artists but some of them who have already been there want to spend in Kavala as much time as possible. Such are Portuguese poet Rui Coias, French-Bulgarian artist Mariangela Anastassova, Barcelona based artist Carlos Herraiz, Ukrainian sacred geometry artist Ruslan Ramazanov, to name a few. There is no specific objective but one important aspect of Petra AiR program is drawing artists’ attention to this area rich of multilayered cultural heritage dating back thousands of years BC. Petra AiR is looking for curious artists who want to broaden their horizons and preferably using old fashioned means: artists working with brushes and pencils; composers writing acoustic music; writers/poets; photographers… The residency helps visiting artists organize and partly funds short inspiring trips which cover an area crossing Greek-Bulgarian border. The ancient Philippi (12 km NW); Xanthi (40 km NE); Drama (35 km NW); off border: Zlatograd (112 km NE); Kovachevitsa (130 km NW); Melnik/Rozhen (160 km NW).