The Palm Tree Art Residency is an international self-directed artist-in-residence programme in Santorini which aims to offer artists, scientists and researchers an ideal place for concentration, research and creation. We aspire to be a place that fosters opportunities for multi- disciplinary dialogue as well as to encourage collaboration and cultural exchange by bringing people together from different areas of practice.
Driven by the particularity and the geology of Santorini as it is a volcanic island and considering the island’s landscape that has an absolute connection with the creation of a new form of life, The Palm Tree Art Residency Programme introduces its new program Cosmogenic Creation.
The programme is separated into two different time periods, one during March and April and the other during October. The theme of Cosmogenic Creation is a proposition to all residents, intending to assimilate the significance of the landscape and its interrelation with the existence of two different volcanos for creation and stimulation.
The Palm Tree Art Residency Programme is suitable for local and international artists, scientists, and researchers providing them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant and dynamic culture of Santorini. Hence, in each period residents are invited to draw their attention to the particularities and the unique characteristics of the island. Exploring historical buildings and natural landscapes, becoming familiar with Greek tradition, developing synergies with locals as well as working with natural matter. Thus, by setting Santorini as a point of reference, we invite all residents to complete their evolving projects or to develop a new one.
The Palm Tree Art Residency for the time being does not have a funding body and we are unfortunately unable to offer scholarships or stipends. Artists pay their own expenses including travel, insurance, and living costs. In the near future we will able to announce various public events involving the local community and artistic scene.
The residency is divided into three months, March, April and late October/mid November, and the total duration of each residency is two weeks. The fee of the residency programme is 500€ euros for the Cave studio whereas for the Cave House is 700€, in the occasion that there will be two people hosted, the fee is set at 900€.
Accommodation (bedsheets, towels, toilets paper), seasonal organic products from our garden and transportation upon arrival at Santorini is included in the fee.
Lastly, there is a workshop studio available for use upon request.
All official regulations regarding the COVID-19 situation will be taken into account.
The nonprofit organization ART•IN•ART was founded in 2019 and operates as an open platform, focusing on the production and promotion of flexible artistic and educational activities in the art and science field. Residencies, workshops, special seminars, lectures, educational programmes are among the scheduled activities. Along with this, ART•IN•ART is involved in forming a network of partnerships with Greek non-profit organizations, institutions and festivals, as well as institutions or groups from all over the world.
This Residency is part of the ART•IN•ART activities.