Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture launches Initiator, the first artist-in-residence programme fully dedicated to installation art (site specific, environments etc.). The goal of this residency is to provide space for research, experiment and production for emerging artists, aspiring to become a hub for installation art. Initiator is open to Greek and international contemporary art practitioners in the beginning of their career with interest in installation art, providing them the opportunity to live and work in Eleusis for one month. Initiator offers an one-week intensive workshop initiating the artists in the methodologies and practices of installation art with two Initiators (mentors): the curator Anne Langlois, co-founder of the contemporary art centre 40mcube (Rennes, France) and the artist Benoît-Marie Moriceau, co-founder of the workshop Mosquito Coast Factory (Nantes, France). The activities of the Initiator programme are concentrated on the major “production” areas of Eleusis: the neighbourhood of Lower Eleusis, the port and the industrial zone. Thus, during the residency participants are urged to explore socio-political questions around work and de-industrialisation and interact with the local community. Artists from the Balkan region are especially encouraged to apply. Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture collaborates also with the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia) for the selection. This year, the result of Initiator artist-in-residence programme will lead to an exhibition that will take place in November-December 2018 in Eleusis with the guidance of this years’ Initiators.
The application deadline is August 25, 2018. The results will be available around September 5, 2018 by e-mail
Find out more at the Open Call page, HERE