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SIILK GALLERY - ATHENS OPEN CALL

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We have ran Siilk as a photography specific gallery up until now. As we have plans to open a second space for all creative practices we are opening up the residency side of our space for 2022 to all artists to reside with us in Athens, Greece and create new works to displayed at our gallery second floor space and new space in 2022.

With the success of our current gallery throughout 2019/20 we launched a new exhibition space in 2021 in the Athens artists quarter, Metaxourgeio. This has given us the opportunity to transform the upper spaces above the gallery into a residency space, self contained studio and exhibition space.

The residency will consist of a 4 week running program with accommodation where you can live and work from the Siilk Building in Athens, Greece. Use the mezzanine level of the gallery for a show for the 4 weeks or use it like an open studio, run workshops, talks, utilize the space in whichever ways you want.

At the end of each 4 weeks there will be an opening night showcasing the works produced in that time featured at the main Silk Gallery space for an additional 4 weeks. Your works will also be featured in our online gallery for the new website of our mother gallery - www.siilkgallery.com. We will also do a feature / interview with you leading up to the residency.

We can supply any documents to accompany any external funding sources the artists may apply for.

How the residency work:

4 week accommodation at Sillk Residents Gallery
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store
Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social medias
Opening event with music and drinks sponsor
4 week long exhibition at the main Silk Gallery premises following the residency.

Payment & Pricing:

The price for the 4 week residency program including accommodation is €650 inclusively. This will be 4 weeks accommodation and full use of the space and a following 4 week long exhibition of works produced during your stay. If artists wish to stay longer this can be discussed.

We take 0% commission on works sold throughout the duration of the artists stay.

We have also set up an art fund via Patreon - The funds from this will be returned to each artist during their stay, its something we are trying to build so please check out the page and text before https://www.patreon.com/siilkgallery

Please send a short bio, 8-12 images you feel represent you as an artist and the month you are interested in to residency@siilkgallery.com

Thanks, we look forward to receiving your submissions.

info@siilkgallery.com

 

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