Phoenix Athens is currently developing a 100m2 workshop facility or “Makerspace” designed to provide visiting artists, designers and members of the community with the space and facilities to learn about, and produce two and three-dimensional projects in metal, wood, ceramics and photography. The space will feature a digital photo lab, several open-use workbenches, a welding bay, two pottery throwing-wheels, a kiln for low-fire ceramic, and woodworking facilities to include a table saw, chop saw and various hand tools. The Makerspace will serve as both a production facility and a classroom, offering at least three courses each month. Health and safety are priorities and third party insurance will cover all parties of individuals using the space.
Five artist-makers will be invited to use the space on a yearly basis and will provide workshops and classes for visiting artists and members of the community. Guest artists with Phoenix Athens will also be invited to give workshops, sharing their skills and knowledge in various methods of fabrication in three-dimensional art and design.
The budget required to equip this space is 10,000 Euros.
This campaign is designed to cover the costs of equipping the facility with the equipment and tools that are needed to make this facility fully functional. As a part of the Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency project, this initiative would provide artists and designers with access to state of the art production facilities in Athens, allowing them to develop projects of the highest caliber. Your financial support would provide a much-needed educational resource for skilling or skills development in the community demonstrating that artists and designers are vital agents of change and socio-economic growth in the community. If you also believe in the long-term value of creative practices and skill-sharing for this community in central Athens, please consider donating.
Phoenix Athens is a nonprofit gallery and residency program located in central Athens that was founded in 2017 by the artist Dimitri Yin. The project aims to provide international creatives with the opportunity to develop and showcase their practice in Athens, Greece.
Dimitri Yin started the project, guided by the belief that artists of all backgrounds and ages should have access to the arts, particularly in Athens where there is a rich legacy of classical art as well as a vibrant contemporary art scene. Phoenix Athens aims to regenerate the community through exchanges with artists, designers and academics while providing a welcoming exhibition space to discover and appreciate art.
Phoenix Athens has managed to establish the status of a non profit gallery and residency space leading professional arts workshops and events on a monthly basis. In the past two years since it was founded, Phoenix Athens has made great strides hosting over twenty artists and holding over fifteen exhibitions. Please help us to maintain this extraordinary momentum as we continue to grow and provide opportunities to creatives in Athens!
The Phoenix Athens team would like to thank you in advance for your support and consideration!