Frequently Asked Questions

The Palm Tree Art Residency takes place in two different periods. The first one is during summer for the month of August. The second one is in autumn during October. The duration of each residency is two weeks.

The Residency fee is 1.500€ euro for the Cave studio, which can accommodate one person. For the Cave House the residency fee is 2.000€. In the occasion that the artist will host a family member or a friend, an extra fee is required. The fee can be payable through in two installments, a 35% deposit and the remainder. The fee includes accommodation and access to the Palm Tree Workshop studio space. 

There will be a selection process, residents are selected based on the quality of their work, project, research proposal.

We accept applications from all artistic spectrum such as visual artists, writers as well as scientists and researchers.

Our main consideration is to provide our residents with free time as there is no requirement to produce any artwork during their stay. However, after your residency period we would like you to write a short report of your experience, with images if applicable. We may also occasionally wish to interview you. If it suits your work, you may also participate in our summer exhibition or other exhibition opportunities we might arrange.

Yes, there is a workshop studio and it is available upon request.

We provide a pickup service.  Once you have arrived at Santorini, we are going to transfer you to the Palm Tree Art Residency. The same applies for your departure.

You should consider bringing basic equipment that you think it will aid your work, nevertheless there is a printer, on the workshop studio. Moreover, there are no art supply stores in Akrotiri. There is a small bookstore at Fira that has some drawing equipment, and there are some stores with photographic equipment as well. Please keep in mind that you would need Europe outlets and voltage.

You could rent a car or a motorcycle if you plan on doing much of your work outside of Akrotiri, additional info will be provided to you. However, Public bus transportation on Santorini Island is efficient and affordable. Fira or Thira is Santorini’s main city, and the central bus station is located there. Buses run to/from Fira to popular destinations including: Perissa (Black Beach), Kamari Beach, Akrotiri (Red Beach), Oia, as well as Athenios port, and the airport. All journeys are under an hour.

Unfortunately, Santorini is not handicap accessible, there are many steps and stairs throughout the island.

We are not able to offer funding. We would also be happy to provide a letter of acceptance for the artist.

These are some indicative organisations for potential funding:


Onassis Foundation
It funds scholarships’ programmes for Greek and foreign artists (excluding travels)

J. F. Costopoulos Foundation

The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation

The Greece cluster of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture)


Jerome Foundation


European Cultural Foundation may be another way to fund your mobility with its Step travel grant


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