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Mudhouse Residency in Crete is Accepting Applications for Summer Residency Session July 25 - August 8, 2020

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Mudhouse Residency
Deadline: Wed, July 1st, 2020

The Mudhouse Residency is designed to provide a cultural immersion: living, working and dining in the mountain village of Agios Ioannis, on the Greek island of Crete. The residency is inclusive to a number of artistic disciplines, with the facilities to accommodate studio artists, painters, printmakers, photographers, writers, poets, dancers, musicians, choreographers and composers.

We will be holding two late summer residency sessions in 2020; the first session will be July 25 - August 8, the second session will be August 24 - September 7.  The cost of the residency program is €2100 for the two week duration. We have extended the final deadline to apply for the first session to July 1, and the deadline to apply for the second session to August 1, 2020.

The application process is free and open to all. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Artists must apply through our website: The application asks the artist to attach 10-12 examples of their work (for visual artists) or an excerpt of their writing.

We understand you may have concerns about the coronavirus and how that may affect your travel plans. We want you to feel comfortable making plans to travel this summer, therefore we have moved the residency dates to as late in the season as possible, and we have issued a 100% refund policy as well as a list of actionable items to safeguard our artists’ health.

The residency program is ideal for professional artists with an established practice seeking the time and space to realize an individual project. The residency includes 24 hr access to a spacious studio facility, practice space with athletic flooring, or access to the Music house grand piano, depending on the artist’s discipline. We welcome non-studio artists as well, as our residency provides the time and structure to focus on a non-studio based project, be it a novel, screenplay, video, or photographic series. 

The program is structured for maximum time in the village, utilizing the ruins as classroom and work space. Meals are served at the village taverna and following dinner, artists are invited to present a slideshow lecture or reading on their work for fellow residents. At the end of each session an exhibition is mounted at the Agios Ioannis Cultural Center, with a corresponding reception in which the residents of the village and surrounding villages are invited to celebrate with the artists.

During the residency there is the opportunity to take part in workshops and excursions. We encourage artists to stretch themselves beyond their comfort zones and try a new medium while they are participating in the residency. All the workshops are open to any artist-in-residence, regardless of the artist’s background or experience. In 2020 we will be offering workshops in monotoype and relief printmaking, ceramics, and figure drawing. There will be excursions to the Mochlos archaeological site, Green Beach, and the Thripti Mountain range.

While we don’t offer any funding through the Residency itself, we are committed to assisting applicants in discovering grants and stipend opportunities through outside organizations, as well as providing an official letter of acceptance as needed. As an artist run organization, we strive to keep the residency program affordable for both emerging and established artists. Private donors support the maintenance of the studio building and allow us to keep the cost of the residency down. On our website, we maintain a list of available grants and stipends artists can apply for, based on their discipline. Also, in a time of financial instability for many artists, we are also maintaining a list of emergency funding for artists

Posted on Tue, May 26th, 2020
Expires on Wed, July 1st, 2020

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