Onassis Air > The School of Infinite Rehearsals (Greece)


Established by the Onassis Foundation in September 2019, Onassis AiR, (inter)national artistic research residency programme, is a year-round programme, located in Athens, that grounds its mission in commitment to supporting artistic process, towards a less-product-obsessed arts ecosystem.

For the second year of the School of Infinite Rehearsals, Onassis AiR want to look inwardly and also outwardly, for the spatial and temporal structures that affect the ways we live, the ways we act and the ways we come together. How do we relate to others and how do we organise our decisions? What modes of governance do we adhere to and how do we shape them? What economic systems do we choose to be complicit in and how much agency do we claim to implement radical alternatives? How do we institute our knowledge(s) and acknowledge our institutional complacency or complicity?

The School of Infinite Rehearsals 2021/22 delves into two research topics from different focal points.

During autumn 2021, Movement V & VI will collectively explore issues of governance, delving into self-organisation (Movement V), and institutions (Movement VI).

In spring 2022, Movement VII & VIII will tackle areas of economies, with a focus on community economies (Movement VII) and philanthropy (Movement VIII).


  • Movement V: Self-Organization, 6 September – 24 October 2021.

  • Movement VI: Institutions, 1 November – 19 December 2021.

  • Movement VII: Community Economies, 28 February – 17 April 2022.

  • Movement VIII: Philanthropy 2 May – 19 June 2022.

The support offered includes:

  • Each participant will receive an individual research fee of €2,500 (euros).

  • Each participant who does not live in Athens will have their travel (airfare, train, car, etc.) covered for their return trip to/from Athens, as well as to/from the airport or train station to the shared accommodation in Athens.

  • Each participant who does not live in Athens will be accommodated in a shared apartment (single room occupancy for each participant), very close to the Onassis AiR work space where the majority of group activities and research will take place.

  • Each Movement Group will have at their disposal a collective research budget of up to €5,000 (euros) that can be used for materials, invitations to other practitioners or organisations that could contribute to the research of the particular topic of autumn 2021 and spring 2022, research trips, or other needs that the group will collectively decide upon, during their research time at Onassis AiR.

Deadline: 26 February 2021

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