Onassis AiR Open Call 2023/24 [Submit your application by 20/3/23]Marilena Pateraki
A residency program that focuses on the process and is designed according to the participants’ needs.
Like any living organism, Onassis AiR constantly evolves in order to support the needs of its artistic community. Onassis AiR, 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.
Onassis AiR opened its doors in 2019 grounding its mission in supporting the artistic process by fostering cross-disciplinary thinking and exchange of an ever-growing community of artists and other practitioners that participated in its various programs. After completing a three-year programming cycle, Onassis AiR embarked on a new chapter that brings together each and every creative practitioner within the Onassis Foundation arts ecosystem, either through individual research residencies via the yearly Open Calls of Onassis AiR, through 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, as they arise, while being part of larger discussions that are happening worldwide regarding issues that concern our societies today -democracy, human rights, and mental health. Our aim is to cultivate a common ground where our mixed perspectives that come from our different practices and the geographies we live in can coexist. For us, this ground begins in Athens—from our engagement in exploring the urban and street culture of the city we live in with its many communities, its present and past histories,—and radiates outward, to our peripheries, the rural areas, rituals, crafts, food culture, and vernacular knowledge produced outside of the metropolitan centers, while in dialogue with the wider Balkan and Mediterranean region where we are located.