OPEN CALL FOR SELF-DIRECTED ARTIST RESIDENCY

🦎 Theme: Open
🦀 Disciplines: Ceramics but other disciplines are very welcome
🦎 Submission: July 11th - July 31st, 2022
🦀 Residency periods: August - October, 2022 (1-4 weeks)
🦎 Support: Living & studio space with ceramics equipment
🦀 Covered by artist: Transportation, car rental, food & personal expenses

We look forward to receiving your proposals until the 31st of July to hello@reon-space.com on a PDF document including:
- A description of the project
- Idea/s regarding interaction with the local community
- A short CV including contact details
- A portfolio or link-s to a website, work features etc.

Early application is strongly recommended. For any question you can write to us at hello@reon-space.com or message us through our IG.



DESCRIPTION


REON is a newly founded contemporary space for clay and arts, in North East Corfu. We provide an inclusive working environment for artists. We are especially keen to welcome professionals (artists, designers, architects and researchers) working between the intersections of clay and ecology, as well as artists with less opportunities. Recently graduated artists are also very welcome to apply. The residency is best suited for independent, self-organized individuals. The residents should be comfortable with working, living and driving in a rural setting. 


APPLY


You can now apply for our first residency (deadline July 31st). Residency period: Aug. - Oct. 2022, exact dates to be arranged together.
Please only apply if the prospect of having a residency at our studio seems truly exciting to you. If you don’t directly work with clay, but you are still very intrigued by the prospect of a residency with us or have a specific idea, do write us!


PRACTICAL INFO


At the moment we can offer basic accommodation in the living space incorporated into the working space, which includes a bed, a kitchennette and a bathroom. We are gradually working towards renovating a part of the building that is the  guest room. You can also find a few apartments/villas in the proximate area if that is something suitable for you. 

Renting a car/motorbike is strongly advised as thr studio is located in a village without direct connection to public transportation. At the moment the space doesn’t have an internet connection but there are viable and relativelly cheap solutions like using a greek mobile number for internet or another solution to figure out together. Note that due to water overconsumption in the island, there may be water interruptions throughout the day but this is part of the life here.

The studio is fully equiped and limited amount of ceramics materials can be provided. A reimbursement of materials which would be used to support REON’s community workshops for children would be appreciated but is not absolutelly necessary, this will be decided according to the artist’s condition. Bringing personal materials is also encouraged. 

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






EXPECTATIONS



The residents are expected to develop (start or complete) a project or research, new or existing, according to their own natural rhythms, spending time on location.

It is important that you would like to share part of your work & experience with the local community. This could be for example a sculpting workshop for children, a collective dinner with the locals, a workshop on a special technique, a presentation at the end of your residency, an open studio etc. Of course we would be more than happy to discuss and implement your own particular ideas.

Depending on the residency, a work should be left for REON’s archive. As a work, we can also consider one of the rough prototypes, written matter, sketches etc. If you wish, you will be also able to create works or products that will be for sale at the online store of REON or get  our assistance to place your works in other design/art stores across Greece.

The equipment and materials provided, should be used with care and the residents are expected to engage with the space, the local community and natural environment respectfully.

©REON, 2022