Artist Coaching Residency
Expand your artistic practice, develop your talents and your full artistic potential!
Come and enjoy a concentrated work period in a quiet rural area north of Athens, Greece to research and expand your artistic practice. The IRIS Artist Coaching Residency offers you a unique opportunity to develop your talents and explore new trails in your artistic expression. With years of experience in artistic talent development, we will support your development to your full artistic potential. These coaching residencies will offer you the time, space and support you need to make major transformations in your artistic development.
The IRIS Artist Coaching Residencies are open to beginning and established artists, students and creatives of all ages and backgrounds. The residency is situated in the private home of artist Annette Luycx, a villa in the midst of olive groves and vineyards near the village of Afidnes, at a 45 minute drive from the center of Athens, and a 5 minute drive from the local train station that brings you to Athens, where museums and galleries give plenty of new inspiration for your artistic work. The natural atmosphere of peace and silence give ample opportunity for concentrated work; an ideal environment for self-reflection and artistic growth. Artists have their own private en suite air-conditioned room and shared studio space.
A stay at the IRIS Artist Residency is an especially rewarding experience that offers artists a clearing of the lens!
P.O. Box 46007
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Please fill out this form and follow the steps on the website. https://www.irisartcentre.com/apply
Together with your application you will be asked to send a deposit of $280 over PayPal to secure your application. If the application is cancelled 8 weeks prior to the residency period, the deposit is returned minus 15% handling fee.
The fee is per week. This includes:
- an en suite air-conditioned private room with balcony and garden view
- full board stay, all meals and drinks are included
- two hours of one-on-one artistic mentoring a day Mon-Fri
- use of the studio 24/7
- use of the swimming pool (1 June till 15 October)
- a shared studio space
- pick-up/drop off at Metamorfosi train station (where trains from the airport arrive every 20 minutes)
- pick-up/drop off at Afidnes train station (where trains to Athens depart every 2 hours) whenever you like
We have a great collection of art films and a small cinema, a swimming pool, and a half basket-ball court. We organize trips to the beach to paint and/or swim.
Artists with limited mobility can participate in all of the residency.
Artists with limited mobility can participate in all of the residency. Our campus is universally designed.
Housing & Accomodation
Studio & Facilities
Large walls, large tables, a sink, basic art making tools like pencils and simple paper are available.