NEW: INITIATION_AIR_Jewlery Artists_Athens_JUL-DEC 2018

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After the successful completion of our first Athens AIR+Workshops series for Jewellery Artists/Designers (2015-2018), we announce a new series of intensive one-week-long Artist Residencies including curated visits in major art and jewellery collections, as well as creativity boosting “Story Telling+Performance” workshops.

The programme addresses international jewellery artists and designers who wish to understand the very origins, functions and meaning of jewellery and find inspiration in the rich tradition of Greek jewellery art and spirituality – concepts/motifs/uses/motifs/symbols.

The curated visits at ten museum collections and archaological sites along with in situ lectures on anthropology/mythology/history/art aim at adding background, context, meaning and purpose in the residents’ own work. The AIR programme ambitions at enabling residents to understand the present significance of Greek world heritage for their career and fuel the urge for innovative creativity.
The AIR programme is enriched by a Story Telling + Performance Workshop to boost creativity.
Residents are also introduced in the highly didactic “Success Stories” of Greece’s internationally established jewellery houses, while insider information on the international jewellery art scene may assist them to map their own strategic itinerary.

Residents are also briefed on further possibilities to show work – in solo or group shows – in Athens, Munich (Munich Jewellery Week 2019), Berlin 2019 Projects by ZLR Betriebsimperium.
Extension of the AIR week by renting living and working space (from 140 Euro/week) before or after the below mentioned dates is possible.

Programmes are highly customized to address intellectual, aesthetical and conceptualquestions of residents.

The Athens INITIATION_AIR weeks are:

Monday 2 July to Sunday 8 July 2018 – APPLY with cover letter + weblink by 15 May 2018.

Monday 27 August to Sunday 2 September 2018 – APPLY with cover letter + weblink by 15 June 2018.

Monday 10 December to Sunday 16 December 2018 – APPLY with cover letter + weblink by 15 July 2018.


750 Euro/resident for a group of 2 residents/
680 Euro/resident for a group of 3 to 4 residents/
630 Euro for a group of 6.

Fee includes accomodation (6 nights/7 days)in quiet/big/bright/down town Athens flat/working atelier/sites+museums tickets.

We have a successful record in supporting AIR funding applications and crowd funding campaigns of former residents (UK, Taiwan, Mexico, USA, Germany).

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact:

Groups of 6 to 10 students may contact for more options on dates and student fees.



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