Open Call For Art Educator Residency

︎ Submissions: Open
︎ Open to: Artists, Arts educators, Ceramisists, Sculptors
︎ Disciplines: An emphasis on clay. Mixed mediums.
︎ Residency periods: 2-4 weeks during 10th July - 5th September 2024
︎ Application deadline: 30th April 2024, 23:59 pm Athens time, EET (for 2024)
Early applications are encouraged 

Following up 3 invigorating summers of childrens’ community clay wokshops, this year we are broadening our scope
wishing to create an immersive, fresh and intimate experience of contemporary art for the local children
with the help of a dedicated professional who will bring their own methods and expertise in Porta village or even develop new ones. You will hold minimum 2-3 workshops per week for the children and simultaneously have time for your personal practise and research.

︎ Support: Shared living & studio space with ceramics equipment
The studio is a fully equiped with ceramics equipment.
︎ Covered by artists: Transportation, moto/car rental (essential), food & personal expenses
︎ Languages: Greek or English
The local children are learning English in school, therefore basic communication in English is viable.
A high level of non verbal communcation, resourcefulness and emphathy is important.

If you would like to seek further funding in your own country (advised), we are happy to provide you with an acceptance letter as done with previous residents who were able to receive financial support in the recent past. In case of successful funding, we would like to keep the possibility of free arts education as done during the previous years. However if this doesn’t apply, there is a possibility that the course will be sold in tickets and the artist will be paid accordingly in a fair way to be figured out together.

A donation based reimbursement for the use of the living space which is used to support REON’s community projects and building works is highly appreciated but is not absolutelly necessary according to the artist’s situation. There is a possibility to buy clay directly from our inventory for your personal practise. Bringing/ordering personal materials of choice is also encouraged and we will assist you into finding the appropriate materials needed from greek suppliers.

Application materials
We look forward to receiving your proposals to on a PDF document including:

- A non formal note of intention. You could write about how do you think this residency will be meaningful for you, your educational approach, topics you are interested in exploring, example of proposed activities, materials needed, expected outcomes and any other important elements you would like us to know.
- A pdf portfolio or a link to a website (artist work or educator profile)
-  A short CV including relevant teaching experience and example images if possible

If you plan to apply for this residency and your teaching methods and themes are interwined with ecology, marine preservation & biodiversity, please send us a message beforehand so we can share an independent funding prospect, should you want to take this in consideration while working on your application.
In that case the application deadline would be 25th of March 2024, 23:59 pm Athens time, EET

If you have any further question simply write us at or message us through our IG


REON is a newly founded contemporary space for clay and arts, in North East Corfu. Making community based projects for children and teenagers (1,2) in order to connect contemporary art to the periphery has been one of our main pillars since our establishment.


We provide an inclusive working environment for artists. For this residency, we are especially keen to welcome professionals working with arts education in innovative, playful and compassionate ways as well as teaching for artistic behaviour. Recently graduated artists/art educators are also welcome to apply. Please only apply if the prospect of having a residency at our studio seems truly exciting to you. Please read carefully all the details before applying. The residency is suited only for independent, self-organized individuals. The residents should be comfortable with working, living and driving in a rural mountainous setting.

Practical Info

At the moment we can offer basic shared accommodation. This will be either in the living space, which includes a sofa, a fully equipped kitchenette and a bathroom or in the guest room. Depending on the period it can happen that you will mostly use the space on your own. There is a possibility for a duo of artists/art educators to apply. You can also find a few apartments/villas in the proximate area if that is something suitable for you. The closest biggest settlement is Kassiopi, a 20’ drive. The distance from Corfu town and the airport is approximatelly 60’ by car.

Renting a car/motorbike is necessary as the studio is located in a village without direct connection to public transportation and moving solely by foot or bicycle is not viable. Note that due to water overconsumption in the island, there may be water interruptions throughout the day during the summer months but this is part of the life here. We are working towards a solution to the water shortage which will be hopefully realised in 2024.  At the moment, there is no internet connection in the main building.

You can find more information about the working space and location under the “Space” category in REON’s website.


Ideally, the children will get to feel comfortable with sharing their ideas, comfortable with ambiguity, mistakes and experimentation. They will develop their confidence and courage. 

The invited artist/arts educator will have the opportunity to discover new skills for the classroom in a new territory, along with a quiet studio space filled with natural light available for their personal work, research, and reflection. Even in high summer season, the artist will have the opportunity to work in remoteness and grow their sensitivity to the local context and natural landscape.

An showcase might be organised at the end of the residency to share the results of the residency and the childrens’ workshops with the wider community.

The equipment and materials provided, should be used responsibly and with care. Residents are expected to leave the space and equipment in its original condition upon their departure, and engage with the local community and natural environment respectfully throught their stay.