Open Call Artist Residency "Ceramic Symposium, Meteora 2024"

Associated Residency Program

The Meteora Ceramics Symposium, set against the stunning backdrop of Meteora, Greece, is a distinctive two-week art residency project seamlessly marrying contemporary artistic expression with the region's cultural legacy. The symposium aims to facilitate a dynamic cultural exchange, fostering collaboration and creativity among participating artists. It strives to explore the convergence of modern ceramics with traditional Greek craftsmanship, preserving and celebrating Greece's rich ceramic heritage. Moreover, the event seeks to engage the local community, encouraging interaction between artists and residents, and creating a collaborative atmosphere where knowledge is shared, and the creative process is enriched by diverse perspectives.

Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site, provides an awe-inspiring setting for the symposium. The monasteries perched atop towering rock formations, combined with the natural beauty of the landscape, create a truly immersive experience for artists.

Vavitsa Guesthouse (7 Artists): The building is a two-story stone guesthouse in the village, featuring 4 private rooms for 2 people with double beds and balconies, 1 private room with two single beds and a balcony, and 2 private rooms with a single bed each. All rooms come with a private bathroom, TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator. There is a communal breakfast area, and outside, there is a dining area and a lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available. The guesthouse is conveniently located near the workshop, shops, grocery stores, restaurants, and cafes.

Thalia Guesthouse (3 Artists): This two-story guesthouse in the village offers 2 private rooms for 2 people with double beds, and 1 private room with a single bed. All rooms have a private bathroom, TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator. Breakfast is served on the ground floor in a communal kitchen. Both guesthouses provide a comfortable and inspiring environment for artists, with free Wi-Fi and proximity to workshops, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, and cafes.

Workspace : The dedicated workspace spans 70 square meters, equipped with tables and ergonomic chairs, providing a professional ceramics studio. The facility is fully furnished and supported by Maro and Zozo Theodorou, accomplished sculptors and ceramists, along with Riki Zalavra overseeing communication. Artists have the opportunity to collaborate and communicate, fostering the exchange of ideas, technical expertise, and reflections on diverse topics in art and humanity. Operating hours are from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM on weekdays, excluding weekends. All necessary materials, including clay, as well as ceramic tools and machinery, are readily available.

There is no application deadline
Residency Length
2 weeks - 2 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Pets (Non-service animals)
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Accessible Housing
Meals Provided
Groceries provided for residents to prepare their own meals
Residents have access to private kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Type of Housing
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
Euro (EUR)
Application Type
Open application