The Hermitage Sykaminea Residency in Greece

The Hermitage Sykaminea Residency in Greece

The inaugural Open Call for the Hermitage Sykaminea (HS) residency program is now accepting applications. The aim of the programme is to provide space for teamwork in the fields of crafts, architecture, design and arts. Preference will be given to projects with local and/or ecological content. However, this is not a prerequisite for the application. Two groups will be awarded scholarships for the 2024 year. The HS is situated in a 4000 sqm olive grove, outside the village of Sykaminea on the north side of Lesvos. It includes two wooden houses and a pergola, providing a secluded and serene environment for creative pursuits.

Eligibility: We accept applications from groups of up to eight people from the fields of architecture, visual arts, design and crafts


The Hermitage Sykaminea Residency provides space for creative work in the north of the island of Lesvos. Residencies of  two or three months are offered from April to June and October to November for groups applying with a specific proposal. Applications are accepted from groups of up to eight people from the fields of craft, design, architecture and visual arts. It is welcomed if the work project is related to an ecological theme and has a link to the island of Lesvos, but this is not obligatory. Applications will be reviewed by a jury. Once the application has been selected, the Hermitage Sykaminea will seek funding for the residency. After successful funding of the residency, the selected group receives an application commitment. The group will receive a grant consisting of travel expenses, a daily allowance and accommodation. The scholarship holders are responsible for their own food, mobility on the island and work materials.

Next application period: 01.05. – 31.05.2023

Application deadline: 31.05.2023, 23:59 EET

Applications by e-mail to:

info@hermitage-sykaminea.org

Application documents:

– Individual CV for each group member (max. 2 DIN A4 pages in PDF  

   format)

– Project description (max. 2 DIN A4 pages in PDF format)

– Portfolio (max. 10 DIN A4 pages in PDF format)

– Indication of the group’s website (if available)

– Indication of the desired period of stay between April-May and 

   October-November

Only submissions of applications that are complete will be reviewed. All applicants will receive a notification with the result of their applications by 31.12.2023 (approximately).

– Support will be provided to groups that are already working on a project or are about to start one and need a place where they can focus and work in concentration. – Groups of up to a maximum of 8 people can be accommodated (this scholarship is not for individuals).

– At the beginning of the residency, an introductory event is held for the scholarship holders. After that, we are available once a week to answer questions. Additionally, in monthly island excursions, the scholarship holders receive information about the history and social specificities on the island.

– The stipends will receive a grant consisting of travel expenses, a daily allowance and accommodation.

Two periods of 3 and 2 months are available:

First period: 01 April – 30 June 2024

Second period: 01 October – 30 November 2024

Application period: 01.05. – 31.05.2023

Application deadline: 31.05.2023, 23:59 EET

Jury: Penelope Iliaskou (director of Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center, Athens), Daniela Bystron (curator for outreach, Brücke Museum, Berlin), Nicolas Vamvouklis (artistic director of K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Agias Paraskevi, Lesvos), Andreas Sell (founder of Hermitage Sykaminea, Lesvos)

Website link: Arts Crafts Architecture Design Residency Lesvos Greece (hermitage-sykaminea.org)

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