SNEHTA RESIDENCY OPEN CALL - ARTISTS 2022
Snehta Residency announces a new Open Call for its residency program for 2022. The call concerns three (3) contemporary artists working in the field of visual arts (installation, video art, performance, sculpture, etc.). Artists are to stay and work in Athens during one of the following two periods: May - June - July and September - October - November 2022. During the residency artists are invited to formulate an original research proposal under the guidance of an in-house research associate (in-house curator). The curator for each period of the artists residency will be selected by the Snehta Core Team: Augustus Veinoglou (Founder & Artistic Director), Rallou Avramidou (Program Director & Developer) and Simone Niarou (Program Coordinator) and this calls honorary artistic advisor - Poka-Yio (Director of Athens Biennale, Associate Professor of 12th Studio of Painting and Expanded Media of Visual Arts (LAB12), ASFA, and Executive Consultant Visual Culture, Onassis Culture).
For the last ten (10) years Snehta has cultivated an environment where artists work and live in conversation with Athens, creating new readings for the city whilst highlighting different aspects of its inner energies. After ten years of continuous work the organization aspires to re-examine core aspects of its program by strengthening its role as a “home” of contemporary art whilst invigorating the local economy through its art residency program. Snehta has looked carefully at its past focusing more on its research methodology and its interest to nurture novel fictions and narratives about the city Mythos.
The new programs key objective is to support - a circle of life- of artistic initiatives or research projects produced within the organization, in which Snehta Residency acts as the main or one of the main stations of the research. Participants of the residency program will benefit from artistic and research advisory from the members of the team as well as potential artistic projects in collaboration with Non-Profit Organizations that have a social and environmental focus, the Municipality of Athens and academic and research institutions, such as Lab 12, AKTO, On Materials and Karpos. They will also be provided with certain privileges within Kypseli where the project runs to immerse them further into the neighborhood. Selected artists will have easier access to cultural information, as many libraries based in Athens collaborate with the organization to provide additional information on the research field of the art resident.
The 2022 program is under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens.