The Lucy Art Residency is happy to announce its third open call for the 2019 residency program and commission for visual artists working with photography.
It is free to apply and the program offers the opportunity for an artist based in Europe or the Mediterranean whose main practice is photography focused to spend two weeks in June 2019 in Kavala, Greece with transportation, accommodation and subsistence covered.
What does the residency offer? .
The selected artist will be offered free accommodation in the five star Lucy Hotel in Kavala. In addition to that the artist's return trip from his/her country of residence is covered, as well as three meals a day at the hotel premises. Furthermore a per diem and an artist fee for the production of one artwork will be provided. Opportunities to meet with local art organisations and members of the community will be encouraged. During the Lucy Artist Residency Talks weekend, the artist will meet with Jurors in person and will have the time to discuss their praxis with them at length.
what is expected from the artist and the goal of the residency.
The goal of the program is to provide artists with free time. Time to think, to experiment, to finish that book that remains unread for months, to listen to music, to untangle complicated thoughts. It’s also an opportunity to interact, to communicate with the people and the city of Kavala. There is no requirement to produce during their stay and no final outcome is expected. The only exception a public talk in a cultural centre in the city that the artist will participate in. Furthermore the artist will be asked to produce one new artwork within six months after the end of their program, inspired by their time in Kavala that will become part of the archive of the residency, and be in public display freely accessible to all.
The Jury for 2019 is:
how to apply
Application to the Lucy Art Residency program is open to all visual artists working with the medium of photography irrespective of age or educational background.
All applicants can submit ONE PDF file to the email address
email@example.com from 26/11/2018 until 13/02/2019 , 23.59 GMT. There will be no extensions to the deadline. It is preferable to apply as early as possible. This will allow for us to contact you in case there is any problem with your submission. NO corrections or updates will be allowed after the deadline.
The subject of the email should be SURNAME_NAME_2019 and the PDF should be titled SURNAME_NAME.pdf.
We do not accept any other file format nor do we accept multiple PDF files. Any applications that include more than ONE PDF file will be disqualified.
The PDF should include the following parts:
300 words maximum about why you are applying for this residency.
Short CV and Bio (Maximum one page each).
A portfolio section with a maximum length of 15 pages. There is no minimum or maximum number of images. Captions and short descriptions should be included.
Links to videos/films if relevant to your application. Please do not attach videos.
The PDF must not exceed 10mb
All texts should be in English
A longlist of artists will be selected by the team of Lucy Art Residency. The longlisted artists will be notified within two weeks from the applications deadline. All longlisted artists' portfolios will then be examined by the Jury which will independently select the winner of the residency for 2018.
During the selection process we will highlight the longlisted artists on our Instagram account @lucyartresidency.
What is included in the residency.
The residency includes accommodation in a private room in the five star hotel Lucy, breakfast and two daily meals in the hotel's restaurant, economy flights to and from the country of residence and a per diem of 25 Euros for personal expenses. For the production of the artwork following the residency a 400 Euro Artist Fee will be paid and up to 400 Euro production budget provided.
Should I apply with a project?
Applying with a project is not a requirement. The concept of the residency is the offer and exploration of free time. Therefore the artist statement is a way to introduce oneself and their praxis to the Jurors and the letter of intend will explain why you would be very eager to have two weeks of free time and how this might help you with your praxis now. Of course if you would like to use the residency as an opportunity to continue a project or start a new one in Kavala we would never discourage you from doing so!
What is not included in the residency
Personal, health and equipment insurance must be arranged by the artist in advance. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers you in all kinds of emergency as the Residency is not able to provide comprehensive health coverage of any kind.
What disciplines are accepted in the residency?
Currently we accept applications from visual artists that use photography extensively in their practice.
Who can apply for the residency?
The residency is open to emerging visual artists resident in one of the following countries:
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYROM, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.
Please note that if the country of origin of the artist is not part of the EU/EEA then he or she will be responsible for securing the travel documents required to enter and stay in Greece during the period of the residency.
Why not from more countries?
it is only because of budgetary constrains. We are looking into ways of opening up our applications to residents of more countries in the future, but this is still not financially possible for us.
Which are the dates of the residency?
The selected artist can chose any continuous two week period between the 5th - 26th of June. Please note that the Lucy Art Residency Public Talks will take place on 15 of June 2019. The Jurors and other invited guests will be present from the 14th-16th of June.
Are applications from artistic duos accepted?
Applications from artistic duos are accepted. However, due to a limited budget we are unable to cover the transportation costs of the second artist. A private double room will be provided. The per diem amount and artist fee are not doubled.
How long do I have to produce the artwork?
Until the announcement of the next open call. Usually 5 months.
Is there a fee to apply?
Will I meet with the jurors?
Yes! Every year we invite the jury members to come to Kavala and participate at the Lucy Art Residency Talks events. They also spend time with the artist discussing at length about her/his work. During the long weekend everyone involved in the program meets and have dinner together.
Who were the previous resident artists?
Follow the links at the bottom of this website.
Who were the previous jurors?
As above, follow the links at the bottom of this website.
I heard/read something about a workshop?
Last year we collaborated in producing a workshop with artists Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt together with VOID. It was titled “aSynecdoche Kavala 1+1=3”. You can find more information about it following the link at the bottom of this website. There will be a new workshop announced for 2019 in the near future. Application to the workshop will be separate from the residency open call.
With whom should I get in touch with if I have more questions?
Either fill in the form found at the bottom of this page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This avant garde and ultra-modern hotel opened on April 1st, 1976. With its 217 rooms and the grand reception areas, it added an unprecedented impetus to the city’s tourism scene.
For more than two decades, the hotel was a point of reference for the tourism of the Kavala prefecture and the broader region.
The 1990s left their mark on LUCY hotel: the war in Yugoslavia, which disconnected the road connection of Kavala to Central Europe, and the general decline of the prefecture with the transfer of the main development projects to the neighboring prefectures of Thrace.
In 2006 the company’s management decided to launch a complete renovation project and upgrade the hotel to 5 stars.
The goal was to transform Lucy hotel into a luxury, modern unit, that provides the easy comfort and functionality of modern 5 star hotels, at the same time retaining is older classical chic glamour.
At the end of the 2007 summer tourism season, the renovation works started and they were completed in spring of 2009.
The central design concept for the new Lucy was to preserve the simple modernism which is characteristic for the avant-garde for its time building, and the 60s aesthetics, with strong interventions of modern structural applications.
Kavala, 654 04 Greece