ONASSIS AIR OPEN CALL 2023/24 [Application deadline: March 20, 2023, 12pm (UTC+2)]Marilena Pateraki
Application deadline: March 20, 2023, 12pm (UTC+2)
Link to the Open Call pdf on onassis.org: https://www.onassis.org/open-calls/onassis-air-open-call-202324
ONASSIS AiR, the international artistic research and residency program invites artists, curators, designers, dancers, chefs, gardeners, activists, writers, educators, legal advocates, performers, economists, architects, filmmakers and other practitioners from any medium of expression or discipline, from anywhere in the world, to apply for a Tailor-made Residency running between September 2023 and July 2024 in Athens, Greece.
The Tailor-made Residency is a program of individual residencies, each lasting for a maximum of three months. Each residency stems from the participants’ needs. This program is for anyone in need of support who is yearning for space, focused time, and stimulating conversations that can help to kick-off, further develop, or finalize a project. The program offers professional development activities including mentoring sessions, presentations and peer-to-peer feedback sessions, organized site-visits to local art spaces and other institutions, and opportunities to meet and connect with local artists and arts professionals.
All participants are invited to use the Οnassis AiR space and resources to develop their research or project without the expectation of presenting a final work. Rather, the participants are encouraged to engage with the Οnassis AiR Community through an offering, in the form of a workshop, an in-progress presentation, a lecture or screening, or any other format they wish to propose. It is for those interested and open to moments of exchange and collective study.
The selection for the ONASSIS AiR OPEN CALL 2023/24 will be done in three phases. Phase I follows a peer-to-peer blind-selection method by the current and former participants of Onassis AiR. During Phase II the selected applications will be reviewed by the Onassis AiR team in collaboration with an external selection committee consisting of Sepake Angiama and VASKOS. In Phase III, all shortlisted applicants will do an interview with the Onassis AiR team.
The working language of the program is English.
All accepted participants will receive a research fee, housing, travel to/from Athens, a research budget, and other resources.
The deadline for submission of all applications is Monday, March 20, 2023. All applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 pm Eastern European Time (UTC +2).
ABOUT ONASSIS AiR
Οnassis AiR is seeking to become a meeting point for cross-disciplinary thinking and experimentation between local and international artists and researchers.
Since 2019, our programs constantly evolve based on the discussions we have and the feedback we receive from our peers and from our previous participants. After completing a three-year programming cycle, in September 2022 we embarked on a new chapter that brings together individual research residencies via yearly Open Calls as well as research and development fellowships commissioned by Onassis Culture or awarded via our International Networks in partnership with other institutions.
As our programs expand, so does our urge to stay relevant to the needs of our artistic community, while being part of larger discussions that are happening worldwide regarding the role and function of cultural institutions in today’s society. To do so, in November 2021 we invited all our previous participants to join us in a year-long collective thinking process. Our aim was to reassess and redefine together our program’s scope, the needs of the people who will become part of Onassis AiR as well as the current challenges that arise within our field of practice. While mixing perspectives from different geographies and creative practices, we remained committed to cultivating a common ground rooted in a specific sense of place and locality. For us, this ground begins in Athens—with its many communities, its present and past histories—and radiates outward, in dialogue with the wider Balkan and Mediterranean region and other parts of the world. We are interested in building a situated residency, attentive to the concerns, issues, and idiosyncrasies of its surroundings.
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*Photo credit: Presentation by Margarita Athanasiou, Onassis AiR Open Day #3, 2022 © Pinelopi Gerasimou for Onassis Stegi