The Lucy Art Residency is happy to announce its second open call for its 2018 residency program and commission for visual artists.
The program offers the opportunity for an artist based in Europe and the Mediterranean whose main practice is photography focused to spend two weeks in June 2018 in Kavala, Greece. It is free to apply and the selected artist will have the opportunity to live and work in the coastal city in the north of 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 will be encouraged.
what is expected from the artist and the goal of the residency.
The goal of this residency is to give the artist two weeks of free time to explore Kavala and the regions around the city. During the residency the artist will be asked to do a public talk in a cultural centre in the city. Furthermore the artist will be commissioned to produce one new artwork that will be part of the archive of the residency, accessible to the visitors of the hotel as well as the future residents.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org from 6/12/2017 until the 7/02/2018 , 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_2018 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 shortlist of artists will be selected by an artistic committee consisting of the founder of the residency, Maria Mitzali, the artistic director ,Nikolas Ventourakis, and invited guests from the fields of visual arts. The shortlisted artists will be notified within two weeks from the applications deadline. The shortlisted artists' portfolios will then be examined by the Jury which will independently select the winner of the residency for 2018.
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.
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, a 500 Euro artist fee and a per diem of 20 Euros for personal expenses.
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.
The selected artist can chose any continuous two week period between the 11th - 28th of June. Please note that a number of the jurors will be invited to visit the residency on the weekend of 23rd-24th of June to meet the artist and to give a public talk in the city of Kavala.
Which are the dates of the residency?
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 remain the same as with individual artists.
Are applications from artistic duos accepted?
Kavala, 654 04 Greece