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Borders, Borderlands and Crossings
Residency Athens, Greece

Borders, Borderlands and Crossings


Between the Seas: Mediterranean Performing Arts invites artists, thinkers and scholars from around the world to submit their work for the 2020 season on the topic of Borders, Borderlands and Crossings. Residencies will be hosted by 1927 art space in Athens, Greece.

With this thematic call, Between the Seas seeks to address one of our time’s most pressing issues: the right to human mobility along with the politics and policies that hinder it, the historical constructedness of borders and the shaping of histories and identities as a result of mobilities. They are looking for projects in the field of visual and performing arts as well as proposals from researchers, activists and policy professionals. Ultimately they are interested in creating a laboratory of thinkers and artists that will approach the topic from a variety of viewpoints that will reveal the complexity and richness of the topic.


Submissions are accepted from artists and researchers around the world.

Submissions may look like the following forms, but organizers are also open to artists’ innovative approaches and ideas:

  • visual art exhibitions
  • in-progress works
  • new plays
  • scholarly research (articles, papers, seminars)
  • lecture-performances
  • presentations of new literary work
  • workshops
  • other

Approaches to the topic may include but are not limited to:

  • Borders as historical and cultural constructs
  • Borderlands and the shaping of identities
  • Histories and narratives of border crossings
  • Policy-making in the border and borderlands (may include narratives of security and policing, medical approaches, human rights perspectives etc)
  • What lies beyond the nation state? transnationalism, global capitalism vs. imagining new models for transcending borders


Approximately 5 projects will be accepted for presentation at 1927 Art Space in Athens in winter/spring 2020 for either a one-time presentation or a week-long residency. Artists will receive: space to present their work; accommodation (for international artists only). Resident artists will be expected to offer a workshop and/or presentation of their work at the end of their residency. 

  • Independent artists/scholars: FREE (up to 3 persons)
  • Institutionally supported artists/scholars: 150 euros per person per week
  • Artists are responsible for the production logistics and costs of their presentation.