The Residency program
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture through its operation in both the academic and artistic sector is committed and thus known for its contribution to connecting Greece and the islands Kefalonia-Ithaca with the International Art’s Community through a cutting edge innovative and distinctive program in arts and related sciences as well in a program working on the sustainability and protection of the natural and cultural environment.
The residency program is open, international, running all year, supporting/advancing high level artistic- scientific research and creation projects. It is inviting artists and scientists, curators, art factors , schools and institutions from around the world.
Aim is the exchange of Knowledge , Creation , Artistic expertise ,innovative practices and performance. It is a program establishing bridges connecting the contemporary International Art- Sciences forums and Greece/Kefalonia –Ithaca.
The Center function as part of the Planetary Collegium is offering space for the advancement of the works of the Artists and Scientists participating into its active network. The International academic community of the Planetary Collegium- Plymouth University is one of the consistently recognized premier research platforms in the World, the 2012 recipient of the World Universities Forum for the Best Practice in Higher Education.
Art Residencies and Accommodation
The programs connected to the residencies take place mainly at the premises of the Center
All the areas of the complex are safe for children and people with special needs.
The accommodation areas are part of the building complex but keeping independence .In the cases of Artists – Scientists- Educators – Researchers is offered: A personal room + bathroom fully equipped, room service ,24 hours high speed internet access, use of laundry , kitchen personal or shared [depend on the space preference ], garden access or balcony, studio for art creation and personal support. Every day is included as a standard offer full breakfast ( bread, butter, eggs, jams, honey, milk, cereals, hams – cheese, fruits, tea, coffee, sweets and more, depend on the season of the year).During the day and night there are always free and available in the kitchen snacks, sweets, tea, coffee, milk, juices, fruits, pies, pizzas and basic goods [pastas, vegetables, sauces, oil, spices, and many other things for food preparation].
The Center is keeping a top level for its activities and network, considering every artist, scientist, academic, educator as special case, offering to him/her all the opportunities to realize something exceptional,
In addition we are working beyond the material needs of the artists, trying to help them to establish innovative advanced projects. This is demanding to connect them
- with the local community in the fields of their specific work and activities [artists, researchers, scientists, archaeologists, architects, authors, educators and so on]
- to connect them through our international network with our Academic team and the top academic program of the Planetary Collegium plus with the collaborating with the Center higher education institutions.
Under the above focus are transformed specific programs and art works into international projects.
So it is clear that the residencies selection and acceptance is based on the establishment of strong international innovative projects with Global focus.
Time frame for a residency:
There is no limit, starting from two weeks are acceptable short or long term residencies.
All disciplines and multidisciplinary projects are welcome.Creative activities and proposals in Art,Research or Education are supported, promoted, enrolled to the Center’s program.
For the involved in Arts and related Sciences ,Education, Archaeology, History, Architecture, Environment: Welcome to the Ionion Center’s for the Arts and Culture residence areas.
Every season of the year are offered fully equipped rooms, apartments , suites for short or long residence in the island. We address to interested visitors, artists, scientists, researchers,students, art schools, art institutions, artists groups, visitors groups, students groups up to 20 persons. Under specific arrangement we acceptable groups up to 60 persons, with special hotel accommodation offers
Always visitors have included offer of basic goods as coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks, bread, biscuits,snacks. Under arrangement are offered programs of excellent local food, dinners or banquets, as well surprise events in cooperation with a local catering, especially in cases of groups up to 15 persons.
We offer to our visitors-residents the opportunity to live into a comfortable and friendly, as well alive, world of art, keeping their personal and artistic independence.
For residence are offered:
Into the Center:
- Luxurious rooms for 1, 2, 3, 4 persons fully equipped, with kitchen.
- Luxurious apartments for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 persons fully equipped, with kitchen.
- Luxurious suite for one to four persons with autonomous bedroom, baths, kitchen, desk, dinning-living room, veranda with open view to the Ionian Sea and daily care from experienced personnel.
- Luxurious hotel rooms in great range, special hotel accommodation services.
- For Children under 10 accommodation is offered under arrangement without cost, under the parents direct supervision.
RESIDENCIES AND FEES
Residencies price range depending on the season of the year and the type of the housing preferred ( accommodation into the Center, in a co-operating hotel, apartment, villa, swimming pool / tennis area or other offers included, simple or complicated studio apartment ,choice of a very near the beach room-studio e.t.c) In cases of prestigious personalities are also available personal assistance- waiters , a personal driver, eventually a personal doctor- or other, that means extra costs. All the cooperating with the Center accommodation facilities, hotels, villas, rooms, are offering reduced prices to our visitors.
(The following price details concern housing accommodation into the Center, prices not changing during the year 2015.Non educational programs , art projects, tuition fees or specific equipment and catering – presentation expenses are connected to the offers below).
Prices for accommodation facilities into the Center’s area vary:
One, two or three person’s room -bathroom-studio, full breakfast and snacks included: 41 euro for a day – night. For a full month the fee is reduced, offered in the amount of euro 1150.
One (or two) person’s room-studio, bathroom, kitchen, full breakfast included: 70 euro for a day – night. For a full month the fee is reduced, offered in the amount of euro 1950.
One (or two) person’s apartment, bathroom, studio, , kitchen, breakfast included: 80 euro for a day –night. For a full month the fee is reduced, offered in the amount of 2200 euro.
Suite (for one to four persons),studio, kitchen, bathrooms, dining – living room, desk, balcony with view to the Ionian Sea, breakfast and special daily service included: 150 euro for a day – night. Price for two weeks reduced, offered in the amount of euro 1950.
OFFER FOR UNIVERSITIES – COLLEGES – SCHOOLS
Special prices are offered for universities, colleges and schools, school departments, artists or independent groups visiting the Center. The offer includes :
1 week group arrangement: for a single person , full housing accommodation, food – two meals every day and free the use of the exhibition areas and the theater of the Center for exhibitions, presentations, performances, lectures, educational or other use, catering for opening celebration/public event, plus a day tour around the island and delivery from and to the port /or/ airport, the cost is euro 980.
note: in all the above prices is not included the tax fee 23%, to be added upon official invoice .