Art Futures has recently received a generous donation, from which the Board decided to initiate an Artist Residency pilot programme, to be located in Athens, Greece. Through a partnership with the Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée BJCEM, curator Denise Araouzou was asked to develop a paper generating food for thought for the Residency’s profile, see her proposal.
In 2023 the 3-year pilot programme will commence. The Critical Friends will play a crucial role in the development of this Artist Residency in Athens. The selected Artist will become an Art Futures Fellow.
Art Futures Fellowship
Art Futures annually selects an artist (Fellow), chosen from all arts disciplines, for a one-year fellowship, which includes a two-month residency in Athens, in a fully equipped studio-apartment at the host organisation [sic!] in the city centre. Fellows additionally receive a fee of 4000 euro to cover travel costs/expenses, a visa (where necessary) and subsistence.
We are seeking Art Futures Fellows coming from a socially engaged background in their artistic practice and discourse, who are willing to fully embed the fellowship and the two-month residency period in their practice. The residency encourages meaningful interactions with the city of Athens, its institutions, and communities.
Through the Art Futures Critical Friends, the Fellowship is entwined with an international network of experienced colleagues from the world of art and education, which allows for tailor made mentoring. Through the host organisation [sic!] and a local network including galleries, museums, educational partners, and grass root initiatives the Residency is embedded in the cultural and social fabric of Athens. The project space of [sic!] or those of the local partners offer possibilities for a final presentation of the outcomes as well as for research or collaborative works during the stay in Athens.
The Call for Proposals for Art Futures Fellow 2023 will be published mid-June 2022.