ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, located in Athens, Georgia, is an all-volunteer, independent, non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education, and events. The Artists-in-ATHICA Residency program enables artists in all disciplines to participate in a collaborative residency at ATHICA. The purpose of the residency is to foster the development of artists and their artistic works and to enrich the programmatic offerings and community experience provided by ATHICA.
Starting in 2024, residencies are by invitation only, to take place in June-July. Residencies provide administrative support, exhibition and performance facilities, and a small stipend. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplines and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital, and theatrical arts. The work undertaken in the residency can be in a familiar or new discipline. Residents can work independently, collaborate with others, and/or work as a team.
Upon selection, residents develop and execute a plan for their residency in conjunction with ATHICA that will include:
* the specific creative project to be undertaken and presented at ATHICA during the residency
* the specific dates for the project (the time on-site can vary from one week to two months and not all residency * components must be conducted on-site)
* the presentation at ATHICA of an educational event such as a talk or workshop related to the residency discipline and/or the creative work produced
* a schedule of on-site hours in residence, including serving as gallery docent for up to 25 hours during the residency and open studio hours as appropriate
The stipend amount may vary based on duration and scope of project. Room and board are not provided.
February – April 2018: Gunnar Tarsa and Kyle Lewis aka Guy Did Ail
October 9-28, 2018: Tomie Seo
May 12-June 9, 2019: Katlin Shae
December 15, 2019-January 6, 2020: Claire Molla
February-March, 2020: Eli Saragoussi (in conjunction with Ad•verse Fest 2020)
March 8-April 8, 2021: Sara Hess
May 26-June 26, 2021: Gabrielle Sinclair
July 1-July 31, 2022: Monty Greene
June 1-June 30, 2023: Mux Blank
July 1-July 31, 2023: The Georgia Fine Arts Academy
August 12-October 1, 2023: Mickey Oscar Boyd
Artists-in-ATHICA is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.