Onassis AiR Open Call 2024/25

  • Location: https://www.onassis.org/open-calls/onassis-air-open-call-2024-25
  • Deadline: Mar 4 2024 at 12:00PM

Onassis AiR invites artists, curators, designers, dance and theater makers, chefs, activists, writers, educators, performers, architects, creative coders, filmmakers, and other practitioners from any discipline, from anywhere in the world to apply for their selected program strand that will take place in Athens, Greece, between September 2024 to July 2025.

Submission deadline: March 4, 2024. To apply, you must first create a personal account in the Onassis Directory.

Onassis AiR is dedicated to fostering artistic process by providing space and time to arts professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, enabling them to delve deeper into their practice without the pressure of presenting a final work. It operates as a mycelium, an embodied lab, a networked program that supports artistic experimentation, practices of speculation and non-linear storytelling, peer-to-peer interconnection, and experiential knowledge sharing. Different expressions of this network are presented in various formats and venues throughout the year within the Onassis ecosystem and beyond.

By bringing together creative practitioners from different strands of life and practice through its various programs, Onassis AiR has become a meeting point for cross-disciplinary thinking and exchange of ideas, bringing forward themes that concern us today, always in dialogue with the city we live in and the ever-evolving world around us.

The Onassis AiR Extended Research Residencies

The Onassis AiR Extended Research Residencies is a program of individual artistic residencies, each lasting for up to three months. It is addressed to creative practitioners from all disciplines who are yearning for space, focused time, and stimulating conversations that can help to kick off, further develop, or finalize a project. We invite those who are interested in engaging with the locale of Athens and are open to moments of exchange and collective research and study. Onassis AiR offers the tools and a robust support network for each project to thrive and expand across diverse mediums as well as explore production possibilities.

The Onassis AiR Dramaturgy Fellowships

For the very first time, Onassis AiR invites artists to apply through an Open Call for a three-month Dramaturgy Fellowship for research and development of new performance-based works. We welcome applications from creators and collectives who operate in the expanded field of dramaturgy in theater, dance, music, performance, visual arts, and their hybrid intersections. It is for those who wish to submit their proposals for the development of a new project that comprises an original creation that has never been presented before.

The Onassis AiR/ONX Fellowships

The Onassis AiR/ONX Fellowships inaugurate the Onassis ONX program, a global New Media program that aims to explore different aspects of the post-digital world. We welcome projects that emerge at the intersections of culture, technology, and human experience, explore alternative possibilities, question established boundaries, reimagine history, and challenge dominant narratives. We are interested in technology both as a medium and a theme, with a key focus on the ways in which it challenges existing notions of subjectivity, public and private institutions, identity, and the commons. We invite creators to apply for a two-month Onassis AiR/ONX Fellowship with proposals that make use of one or more of the following media and technologies: artificial intelligence, XR/ VR/ AR and analog immersive experiences, games, spatial computing, hardware sculptures, zombie technologies, and robots.



All selected participants will receive an artist’s fee, a research budget, housing, travel to/from Athens, a collective budget for group site-visits and research trips, opportunities to engage with the art scene in Athens through networking events, and access to mentoring and audiovisual equipment. All program participants will be invited to participate in the Open Days, a series of events that will run throughout the year and are open to the public. This is an opportunity for the Onassis AiR Fellows to meet and exchange with the local audience and other art professionals and share their artistic research or work-in-progress through short talks, presentations, installations, performances, or screenings. Additionally, all participants are encouraged to engage with the Οnassis AiR Community through an offering, in the form of a workshop, a presentation, a lecture or screening, or any other format they wish to propose.

The total number of Residencies & Fellowships that will be awarded is thirty.The working language of the program is English.Τhe Selection Process varies depending on the selected strand.

The selection for the Onassis AiR Extended Research Residencies is based on a peer to-peer process involving the current and previous program participants (Onassis AiR Fellows). All shortlisted applications will be reviewed in detail by the team of Onassis AiR in collaboration with an external selection committee consisting of Angelo PlessasSalma Tuqan, and Ingrid Vranken.

The selection for the Onassis AiR Dramaturgy Fellowships will be made by the Onassis Dramaturgy, AiR, and Curatorial teams of Onassis Stegi.

The selection for the Onassis AiR/ONX Fellowships will be made by ODiN (Onassis Digital and Innovation, which includes the Onassis ONX team), AiR, and the Curatorial teams of Onassis Stegi.

If you have general questions about the application or anything regarding the program during the time that the Open Call online platform is open, please email [email protected]. All applications must be submitted by March 4th, 2024, at 12:00 pm, noon (UTC+2).

All applicants will be informed by email about the result of their application by June 14th, 2024.