AAIA Contemporary Creative Residency
Applications for December 2017 are now open
Due 1st May 2017
The AAIA Contemporary Creative Residency (CCR) programme was initiated in 2014. It is open to professional Australian artists and writers (emerging and established) working in literary or visual media who maintain a strong interest in ancient, mediaeval, modern and/or contemporary Greek culture and who wish to spend a month working and researching in Athens.
The award offers accommodation in the AAIA Hostel, a spacious 3-bedroom apartment located at the foot of the Acropolis, for the month of December as well as access to libraries, museums and archaeological sites.
To foster a creative atmosphere, the AAIA Contemporary Creative Resident shares the Hostel with the University of Wollongong Artist in Residence.
Each December the entire Hostel becomes a place of creative contemplation, cultural exploration and artistic activity, thus promoting Hellenic studies as per the core objective of the AAIA. In 2016 the Hostel was home to three artists; in 2017 we hope to welcome two artists alongside our scholarly Fellow.
It is intended that by directly engaging with and supporting creative practitioners the aims of the AAIA can be innovatively interpreted for our members and the wider community, both within Australia and Greece, and reach a broader audience.
Previous AAIA CCR awardees:
2014 Andrew Hazewinkel (photography, video, sculpture and installation)
2015 Jena Woodhouse (poetry)
2016 Charles Anderson (multimedia)
2016 Louis Porter (photography)
To read about the 2016 AAIA Artists-in-residence click here. To read their follow-up reports consult the 2017 AAIA Bulletin.
For further information and application guidelines:
CCR information for applicants
CCR Artistic Support Material details page