TO PHOTO GRAPHERS
R2I is looking for 5 PHOTOGRAPHERS to join the list of 10 who will participate in R2I 2024 Residency Program from 22.8-12.9.2024 in Ithaca-GR.
What is Return2Ithaca: An artist residency program that gives space to Greek and International photographers to be together in the island for 22 days producing personal work, as well as meeting with acclaimed curators to review their projects. Through in-depth acquaintance with the island, its history, the concepts, and the universal messages that gush from the Odyssey, the artists will produce their own personal work. Ithaca offers an opportunity for the presentation of photographic works of known artists from all parts of the world, for discussing and exchanging views on social, environmental, racial, and everyday issues that concern photography and arts today. A lively space that combines team interaction and work, with personal moments of relaxation and search for new expressive routes. The 2024 Theme is “Somewhere Called Home”
What distinguishes the Ithaca artists' Residency is the opportunity for artists to spend time with renowned curators, who are invited to the island to work with them, to exchange experiences, opinions and views for the artistic expression that springs out from the theme of the world-famous epic of the Odyssey, as well as gaining insides, reviews, and mentorship for their work in general. Curators who have participated in the past Return2Ithaca residencies were Marina Paulenka (DE), Alejandro Castellote (ES), Thomas Licek (AT) Krzysztof Candrowicz (PL) Martin Breindl (AT), Katharina Manojlovic (AT)
The Jury : Alejandro Castellote (Independent Curator, ES) – Nina Kassianou (Historian, Curator of photography and Founder of R2I Residency Program, GR) – Moritz Neumüller (Curator, Educator and Writer in the field of Photography and New Media)
What is offered:
→ Accommodation in shared twin rooms with basic facilities (some of the rooms have common bathroom). Breakfast up to 22 days at the Center of Environmental Education, in the port of Vathi in Ithaca.
→ Lectures on the Odyssey and the history of Ithaca.
→ Organized tours on the island's paths with local guides.
→ Meetings with locals, discussing historical narratives and retrospectives through old family albums.
→ Workshops and discussions with the curators evolving the initial idea of the depiction of Odyssey and ending with the building of the project.
→ Invitation letters to whom may request.
→ The organizing and presentation of the produced works (installations, or exhibitions, or projections) is a responsibility that lies with the organizer’s team and is depending on the available spaces.
→ The cost of presentation material (printed or projected) will be covered by the organizers.
→ Promotion of the participating photographer’s activities (exhibitions, books, lectures etc) for one year after the end of the Residency, on the condition that the photographers will provide to Return2Ithaca team the adequate information.
Travel and other accommodation costs are covered by the participating Photographers.
How to get in Ithaca : More information here
What is required by the participants:
→ To provide all the material requested by the organizers: A CV, including a portrait photo, date of birth & nationality of the participant, samples of their personal work in the set deadlines.
→ To attend all the events of the program.
→ To offer an artist’s talk and present their work to the public during the event.
→ To participate in every event both in person and online meetings with the curators.
→ To deliver the final body of work in relation to the theme agreed on the dates set. (There is no obligation to deliver the work during the Residency).
→ To deliver the images of the work in the proper resolution for printing for an exhibition or projection, supported by artist’s statement and texts.
→ The participation in exhibition, or projections, or printing editions that will follow the Residency Program is obligatory.
→ We would wish the participants to become ambassadors of our island supporting and spreading the idea of the Return2Ithaca and the residency information to their fellow artists of their countries.
ELIGIBILITY: All International and Greek Photographers
SUBMISSIONS: By the 18th of February 2024, up to 2 Portfolios with 8-12 photographs each of a specific theme, forming a personal photographic view. (DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 4 MARCH)
The application must include an artist statement (300 words max) for each of the submitted portfolios and a short CV of the applicant, (300 words max)
How to submit: Send portfolios, CV & statement on one single file by email up to 10 MB
Mail subject: "Residency2Ithaca 2024" and your name
File analysis: 20 photos max, in a file of 10 Mb max
Participation Fee: 19€. [ PAY HERE ]
Selection: Five selected photographers will participate in the Residency that will take place in Ithaca Greece from 22th August to 12th September 2024
Announcement of selected artists: By mid-March 2024
Authorisations & Rights :
→ Copyright over each entry remains the property of the photographer.
→ Participants must confirm that they are the authors and copyright owners of all images/work submitted and that their work does not infringe the privacy, copyright, or any other rights of any person.
→ By participating, the selected entries may be reproduced by the organizers in its publications, website, social media and/or any promotional material, being credited and only for promotional use (not for commercial use). Images from each selected entry may be released to the press to illustrate an article or report that reviews or reports on the Open Call and the organization will not be required to pay any additional fee or request any additional approval in relation to such use.
Personal Data :
→ Publication of personal data
→ The entrant agrees that their full name, place of birth and respective URL may be published in relation to their submission.
Insurance disclaimer :
→ For all the participants of the Residency, insurance and medical coverage for the duration of the residency are the responsibility of the individual participating residents.