A unique opportunity to spend December in Athens is offered to Australian artists in literary and visual media.

The Australian Archaeological Institute of Athens (AAIA) is accepting applications for the 2016 Creative Residency in Athens. The residency is open to professional Australian artists working in literary or visual media who maintain a strong interest in ancient, medieval and/or contemporary Greek culture.

The Contemporary Creative Residency programme was initiated in 2014. The inaugural residency was awarded to visual artist Andrew Hazewinkel working in photography and sculpture, while the 2015 AAIA Contemporary Creative Residency was awarded to a poet.

By directly engaging with and supporting creative practitioners AAIA aims to engage members and the wider community, both within Australia and Greece, and reach a broader audience.

Complete applications for the programme must be submitted by 21st October 2016.