Mystery 19_Initiation as Methodology: Open Call for Artists


Within the framework of the long-term project Visual Arts (V.A.) Initiator of Eleusis 2023 European Capital of Culture, Delta Pi announces an open call for artists from the field of visual arts in the public space (installation, video art, performance, sculpture, etc.).

The second edition of the artist-in-residence program, focuses on the concept of “Initiation as Methodology” and is planned to take place in two phases, June-July and October 2021. The selected artists are invited to stay, experiment and conceive a site responsive project in the city of Elefsina, under the guidance and supervision of Delta Pi’s collaborating institutions: Yellow Brick, Eight and Snehta Residency.


The main goal of this program is to introduce emerging artists to site specific and site responsive artistic practices, along with the support of an experienced curatorial team, in order to offer them the opportunity to experiment with small and medium-scale projects in the public space. The realization of artistic projects emphasises on the production process as a result of the relations that are shaped among the city, its citizens and the Greek and international artists. The participants will embark on this project in an attempt to track the “deep” past, in order to discover parallel conditions and new entering points for the present and near future, around the core concept of: Initiation as Methodology.

In this direction, Delta Pi collaborates with three (3) established institutions that undertake the role of mentors and introduce six (6) artists to their artistic research journey in Elefsina. The three collaborating institutions have long experience in the field of artist-in-residence programs and their core practices are based on experiential methodologies and research processes. Each partner provides the ingredients for a creative zymosis, while the conditions of their involvement in the project are formed by the preliminary process of collaboration and synergy among them. Each partner brings along their own methodologies which, combined, creating the grid of the residency program. Additionally, the partners’ objective is to promote a methodology of relevant practices and synergies in the field of visual arts.

Application Process:

The applications must be submitted from 26/05 – 06/06/2021 (23:59) through the online form at

All the fields in the application form must be filled in Greek or English language and a detailed artist’s cv and portfolio (up to 15 MB) must also be attached. It is also obligatory to accept the terms and conditions, to submit a statutory declaration for the accuracy of the submitted data / documents and the declaration of knowledge of the terms of processing of personal data during the time of submission and evaluation of candidacy.

Evaluation Process:

Applications are reviewed and selected by a committee composed by the partners: Yellow Brick, EIGHT, Snehta Residency, supported by Delta Pi Productions.All applicants will receive a reply via e-mail between 07/06 – 13/06/2021. Due to the large number of applications, it is not possible to send further clarifications in case of a negative evaluation.

What does the Initiation as Methodology program provide to the participants? 

The program covers all the costs below:

  • Travel costs to and from Elefsina (a total of 4 transportations) 
  • Accommodation expenses & per diems for both intervals of the artist-in-residence program.
  • 1000 € artistic fee (via employment or Invoice)
  • up to 1000 € production costs for the creation of a new original piece of work. 
  • Material support and expertized human resources 
  • Curatorial support and artistic consulting by the institutional partners and the organisators
  • Access to working spaces for the preparation / creation of the piece of work. 
  • Promotion on the official social media accounts, website and partners’ newsletters. 
  • Audiovisual recording of the program and the exhibition.

Additional Information:

The participation of the successful candidates, as well as everything provided by the program as mentioned above, is conditional upon the signing of the final agreement between Eleusis 2023 European Capital of Culture and Delta Pi. In case of cancellation, Eleusis 2023 European Capital of Culture has no obligation towards the selected candidates.

Watch the moments from the 1st edition of the project Visual Arts (V.A.) Initiator: