Description of the residency program
The Kammari residency for researchers, writers and artists works through a constant open call. We welcome you to apply at any time with a free form application by email to residency(at)kammari.org.
Duration of residency
The residency work period is from two weeks to three months.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All art disciplines are welcome. Our own work in the residency concentrates in combining academic research with disciplines such as performance, film, music and poetry. However we aim to promote and facilitate artistic work and research in all disciplines.
We have a wood workshop with basic hand tools. There are also shared computers for writing, video and visual work.
See the spaces in Photos.
We provide assistance to the artist in terms of connecting to other institutions and artists on the island. It is also possible to organise shows or performances. The hosts of the residency assist with all practical questions.
The residency has a small studio for performance, dance and music work with basic equipment such as a sound system, mixer, amp, instruments, projector and recording/documentation possibilities. We have another visual art studio for painting and writing.
Accommodation facilities include three private rooms in the residency house.
– A double bedroom with a rent of 400 Euros per month.
– A double bedrooms with a rent of 350 Euros per month.
– A single room for 250 Euros per month.
The rent is negotiable depending on the project. The rent includes all the basic facilities: shared kitchen and bathroom, internet, electricity and water. Buying food, fire wood and personal necessities is the responsibility of the guests.
The residency and the association administering it are not-for-profit and all income goes to maintaining the house.
Fees and support
The residency is artist-run and we have no external funding at the moment. Thus everyone involved with the residency works voluntarily and we cannot provide the visiting artists and researchers with grants. The residency does not charge any additional artist fees.
Expectations towards the artist
The artists or researchers at the residency are not expected to provide any predetermined results. We happily facilitate research or art work in terms of presentations or exhibitions. We collaborate with an art centre in Limassol that organises discussions, exhibitions and events with renown international guests (neme.org). The residency guests are encouraged to engage with the local and international researchers and artists at these events.
The residency strives to have an ecologically sustainable material basis. Thus the facilities are simple with mostly natural materials, use of toxic chemicals is not possible etc.
There is a small vegetable garden at the residency where the guests can voluntarily participate in and eat from. For buying food there is a vegetable and fruit shop called Fruteria in the village that the residency collaborates with. There are also organic farmers in the village who, seasonally, have vegetables, fruits and eggs to sell.
The residency is open for families and partners of the guests. Let us know if your pets come along so we can agree and arrange it with the other guests. The residency hosts live in the village and are ready to help with any questions.
The following link provides a pdf file for a practical information package on living at the residency and the village: Residency_info_pack