Kimonos Art Center
Located in Paphos, Cyprus, Kimonos Art Center is an independent art center that aims to gather in its space a variety of techniques and make them available to the public through workshops and art classes. Our team, consists of Charalambos Margaritis, Yiannis Sakellis and Paris Christodoulou.
This year Kimonos Art Center inaugurates “Episkeptes”, a residency program that welcomes artists from around the world to meet and interact, research and create new works in the unique spaces of the Center.
Since its beginning, Kimonos Art Center has always been a place where people could gather, exchange ideas and be creative. In the past, the Center has accommodated several artists in its studios and provided them with professional equipment and exhibition possibilities. These artists and art students had the opportunity to explore, create and further develop their work. “Episkeptes” is a continuation of this spirit, trying to bring together international artists with the local creative community.
During “Episkeptes”, Kimonos Art Center will accommodate in its spaces two international artists of any visual discipline (sculptors, painters, photographers, installation artists, printmakers, video and multimedia artists) for one month. They will be provided with studio space and equipment to work.
After the first 3 weeks of the residence, the Center will organize and curate, in collaboration with the participating artists, an exhibition in a local gallery for the last week of the program.
The quality of artistic creation is one of the major concerns addressed by the program. A selection committee will evaluate the applicants, based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal.
The program is funded by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Tourism and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus.
Included in the residency:
Accommodation, with access to common kitchen and laundry facilities
Studio space and equipment
Day to day and technical assistance when necessary
Up to 250 euros for travel
500 euros for each participant to use as pleased (materials and everyday expenses)
Dates and Duration of residency:
The residency will take place between the months of November 2021 and January 2022. The exact dates will be confirmed in communication with the Center.
The program’s duration is one month. Three weeks of work in the studios and a final week of the exhibition.
Project proposal (short description of the project they are planning to work-on during the residency period)
Short bio and CV
Suggested dates for their presence
The application fee (nonrefundable) is 25 euros paid via our website.
This fee will be used to cover the residency expenses.
Please note that, Kimonos Art Center is an independent and nonprofit collective and has no profits from the organized events besides covering its basic working costs.
The application deadline is on September 15th. Any application received after this date will be automatically rejected and will not be considered during the selection process.
The results regarding the selected artists to participate will be announced a week after the application deadline and all applicants will be informed by email.
Disciplines, work equipment:
The call is open to all visual artists of any discipline.
In case the applicants require specific requirements concerning the equipment they wish to work with, we suggest they contact Kimonos Art Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) before applying, in order to confirm the availability of such equipment.
Accommodation is included in the program. Each artist is offered a private bedroom, with a private toilet and shower and has access to common kitchen and laundry facilities.
Studio / Workspace:
Each artist is assigned an individual workspace within one of the Center’s studios. These spaces are private or shared with full-time access 24/7.
Expectations towards the artist:
Artists are expected to present the work created during the residency to the public in the form of an exhibition or performance. This event is organized by Kimonos Art Center and curated by Yiannis Sakellis in collaboration with the participating artists.
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