Where & When

Offshore's Summer 2018 program will take place in the Cyclades Islands of Greece. Sessions will run between July and September. Exact dates TBA. Accepted residents will be notified by April 1, 2018 with details about their session assignment, itinerary, and travel logistics. Residents may be contacted for phone interviews in the final phase of application review.



Each session will run for 10 days and the exact itinerary will be announced to accepted residents upon acceptance.  Please find a sample itinerary below for an idea of what perspective residents can expect during Offshore Residency.

Day 1: Residents arrive at the designated location by  5:00 p.m. A casual dinner is offered, and residents stay the night at provided accommodations on land.

Day 2: Orientation and welcome dinner.

Day 3: Board the boat. Captains conduct a safety orientation. Stay the night in a nearby marina.

Day 4-9: Residents, captains, and administrators sail and live aboard the boat. We'll stop at secluded islands for exploration and creative reflection as well as historic ports where residents will engage with local communities through special exhibitions, projects, and events. Some islands we are currently considering include Naxos, Amorgos, Folegandros, Iraklia, Schinousa, Ano Koufonisi and Donousa.

Day 9: Disembark and head to the program closing reception. Residents stay at provided accommodations on land.

Day 10: We say goodbye. Offshore will make every effort to help residents coordinate their transportation and travel home.


The region

The Cyclades are an island group in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece and a former administrative prefecture of Greece. They are one of the island groups which constitute the Aegean archipelago.

The name “Cyclades” refers to the islands forming a circle (the name in English means: “circular islands”) around the sacred island of Delos. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon, God of the sea, furious at the Cyclades nymphs turned them into islands.

Rich with ancient history, art and architectural treasures, and natural beauty, these islands make an ideal location for Offshore's first international program.


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