Artist-in-Residence Open Call

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The Thinker Maker Space of CYENS Centre of Excellence (formerly known as RISE) is pleased to launch its first open call for the Artist-in-Residence Program intended for creative individuals.

Aiming to become a creative and innovation hub in Nicosia’s historic centre, the Makerspace plans to utilise its Artist-in-Residence Program to expand the knowledge and services of the centre through skill sharing and collaboration. Resident artists will enjoy full access to the Makerspace facilities allowing experimentation with advanced fabrication techniques. They will also have the opportunity to present and exhibit their work at the end of the residency. Additionally, artists may co-organise and host a series of workshops and talks relating to their practice and area of expertise.

The Makerspace residencies are hosted on a short-term basis ranging from two weeks and up to six months. The open-call invites individuals from the creative industry (creators, designers, visual artists, academics or others) to submit a portfolio and a letter of intent.

Applications will be judged and selected by a committee based on project criteria and briefs that are aligned with the makerspace vision and capabilities. Proposals need to include details of the project’s purpose and outcomes emphasising on fabrication methods.

The cost of the residency is determined accordingly and may include (where applicable):

  • International Travel Expenses
  • Expenses for mobility, accommodation, and nutrition
  • Workshop expenses and materials
  • Remuneration

Application process

Applicants should express their interest via email to makerspace@cyens.org.cy using the subject line “Application: Thinker Maker Space Artist-in-Residence” .

Download and complete the Residency Open Call Application here.

Along with your application please include the following documents:

  • A short statement of interest describing any relevant experience
  • Curriculum Vitae and portfolio – including links to webpage & social media
  • Contact information
  • Possible availability dates and duration of the project

Covid-19 Guidelines  

Residencies Open Call Announcement available in Greek and Turkish.

Any enquires, please contact the makerspace team via email to makerspace@cyens.org.cy using the subject line: “Enquiry Thinker Maker Space Residence”


Deadline: 11 April. 2021
Location: Thinker Maker Space, Nicosia, Cyprus
Type: Makerspace residencies