Artist Residency *NEW*

Artist Residency *NEW*

For creative professionals in all artistic fields including fine arts, creative writing, education, curatorship, art criticism, craft, design, architecture, theater, cinematography, photography, and digital arts.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Friday, November 18, 2016
No registration will be accepted beyond November 18, 2016 at midnight EET

Friday, December 2, 2016
No applications will be accepted after December 2, 2016 at midnight EET

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will award one grant to creative practitioners for participation in the Santa Fe Art Institute’s international Artists and Writers Residency Program. SFAI implements yearlong thematic programing that address pertinent questions facing diverse regional and global communities. The grant period must take place between January and May 2018 and must be completed by May 31, 2018. Fulbright grants at SFAI are awarded for four months. Candidates are selected on the basis of academic excellence, potential for professional development, civic engagement, extra-curricular activities, the applicant’s ability to creatively and critically engage with the theme of the residency season for which they are applying, and personal qualities/abilities to serve as a cultural ambassador for Greece. The selection focuses on the professional experience of the artist, the quality of their past work, and their potential to sustain productive residency at SFAI.


All awards are subject to the Fulbright Foundation policies in compliance with the Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) guidelines and all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.

This award is open to creative professionals in all artistic fields including fine arts, creative writing, education, curatorship, art criticism, craft, design, architecture, theater, cinematography, photography, and digital arts. The Foundation looks for well-defined/sustainable projects that are innovative, that will have an impact in the respective areas, and that may lead to future collaborations between the United States and Greece.

  • Greek citizenship and a valid Greek passport. Candidates with dual citizenship (U.S./Greek) or permanent residence in the United States are not eligible.
  • Preference is given to candidates whose permanent residency is in Greece and to those who are committed to returning to Greece at the end of their project to fulfill the mission and aim of their Fulbright grant.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Preference will be given to artist candidates between the ages of 28 to 45 at the time of application, with a minimum of five years professional experience in their field of work/study.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a degree from a recognized university or institution.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not had extensive recent experience in the United States.

  • The Fulbright grant is partial non-renewable grant that secures your participation in the Santa Fe Art Institute’s international Artists and Writers Residency Program for the duration of your grant period including studio and living space, basic food supplies, roundtrip airfare, and limited health and accident insurance.
  • Round trip travel allowance in accordance with Fulbright Travel Policies & Regulations.
  • Limited health and accident insurance (for grantee only). All participants will receive the Department of State's health insurance coverage (A+SPE) with a max. benefit of $100,000 per sickness or per injury and with $25 co-pay per medical visit, $75 co-pay per emergency entry or hospitalization for the duration of the program. Pre-existing conditions are not covered.
  • Pre-departure orientation program.
  • Participation in the Annual Awards ceremony.
  • Fulbright Certificate of Award.
  • Participation in SFAI orientation sessions (webinars).
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa sponsorship
  • Enrichment Seminars and other benefits offered by the cooperating agency in the United States: the Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Membership in the online global community for all participants of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs (such as the Fulbright program). International Exchange Alumni website

Fulbright Awards offer financial support for non-degree study in the US. However, Fulbright is much more than a scholarship – we offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unrivaled support both during and after their Fulbright year. While a Fulbright Award is up to one semester in length, the benefits do not end there. Receiving a Fulbright Award opens many doors and provides unparalleled global networking opportunities.

  • Contact with the Fulbright Foundation before application is mandatory.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview at the Fulbright office. Interviews are conducted in English and are mandatory. A Fulbright Selection Committee will interview candidates, in person, on specific dates. All candidates will be informed of their interview appointment (time and date) with the Selection Committee by email. SKYPE and e-mail interviews will not be considered.
  • Candidates will be informed of their nomination status on the day immediately following the end of the interview cycle. SFAI will make the final selection from nominated candidates with the advice of the Foundation.
  • Participants are expected to complete the entire four-months residency and are encouraged to attend gatherings, events, and organized activities.
  • Participants are responsible for the $150 refundable security and damage deposit at SFAI, for meals and  incidental expenses, and for extra personal expenses including production costs, car rental, and others.
  • Candidates selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a medical history and examination report before their grants can be finalized.
  • Fulbright grant recipients will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements in accordance with Fulbright Travel Policies & Regulations.
  • Awards cannot be deferred to the following year.
  • Fulbright grant recipients must travel on a J-1 visa sponsored by the Fulbright Program. It is a condition of the visa that after completion of the non-degree program, artists must return to Greece and reside there for two years before being eligible to immigrate or apply for permanent residence or a work permit in the United States. The purpose of the two-year home residency requirement is to ensure that exchange visitors return to their home country and fulfill the exchange objectives of the Fulbright Program to broaden and strengthen mutual understanding between Greece and the United States.

Step 1. You will need to declare your interest to the Greek Program Coordinator (see contact details below).

Step 2. Online Embark Fulbright Application Procedure

Following successful registration and approval of eligibility, applicants will be given a link to complete the online Embark Fulbright application in English. Applications which have been submitted without prior registration will not be accepted. When you begin your application, the system will ask you to confirm that you are eligible for this award.

The Fulbright Foundation accepts ONLY electronic submission of applications though the EMBARK Fulbright system. Faxed or e-mailed or mailed copies of applications will not be accepted.

The following documents must be completed / uploaded in the Embark online application:

  • Online Application Form including a Personal Statement (short narrative bio), an Artist Statement (brief description of your work) and a Residency Proposal (brief statement that outlines your goals and what you hope to achieve during your residency).
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letters of reference: Three letters of reference are requested as part of your Fulbright application. All candidates should register their referees to the Embark system. All candidates should inform their referees that they will need to provide online their letter of reference the latest by November 25, 2016. All three letters should be written in English. The letters of reference should be written by professors or professionals with whom you have studied or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of work. Please ensure that both sides of the Embark referees form are completed.
  • Scanned copy of your passport as well as scanned copy of any valid US visa issued within the last 4 years.
  • Copies of your main degrees, diplomas and/or certificates; those in Greek will need to be translated into English.
  • Signature Form: Upon submission of your online application you must print out, sign, and email this form (the very last page of your online application before submission) to the Fulbright Program Coordinator () in order to include in your file.

All candidates are requested to submit a digital portfolio and one paper copy of their Embark application to the Fulbright Foundation, 6 Vassilissis Sofias str., 10674 Athens, (attn: Greek Program Coordinator) within 7 days of their Embark application submission.

· The digital portfolio should include:

Visual Artists: 10 digital images inc. title, size, and medium of images
Video Artists: a 5 minute segment
Writing Samples:
Fiction: 10 pages
Non-Fiction: 10 pages
Poetry: 10 poems (15 pages maximum)
Drama: 10 pages of dialogue and 1 page synopsis of play
Screenwriting: 10 pages of dialogue and 1 page synopsis
of script

We encourage artists to submit their final application and portfolio in person to the Foundation and arrange for a personal meeting.


Greek Program Coordinator, The Fulbright Foundation
A 6 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 106 74 Athens
T 210 724 1811 or 210 724 1812, ext. 203

The registration period for the 2018 Artist Residency is now closed.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

October 4 - November 18, 2016


Registration period
All applicants must register during this period

Friday, December 2, 2016


Embark Online Application Deadline

Within 7 days of your final submission and no later than December 9


Materials submission deadline
one paper copy of the complete Embark application plus digital portfolio

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Notification of results (finalists)

Spring 2017

Notification of results (final selection)

13 June 2017

Pre-departure orientation session for Fulbright Grantees (Athens)
The program is offered only in Athens and attendance is required

14 June 2017

attendance is required

by August 31, 2017

Deposit of $150 refundable security and damage fee to SFAI
Payment secures your place in the residency

January 2018 - May 2018 (four months)

Grant Implementation Period

Within 30 days

Debriefing Session
at the Fulbright Athens office upon completion of the grant

Within 30 days

Final grant period
upon completion of the grant

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