Open Call: Residency at the National Theatre of Greece

National Theatre of Greece

Deadline: 10 February 2024

The National Theatre of Greece is inaugurating a new grant for emerging theatre artists. Three residencies are going to be provided to three European-based artists. Playwrights, directors and dramaturgs up to the age of 39 are eligible to apply.

The Residency Programme offers placements of 75 days.

All three residencies will take place during the time frame of March to July 2024.

The selected artists will join the creative team of the National Theatre of Greece. The NTG encourages its artists-in-residence to develop their practices in depth and breadth by providing them with the time, space, facilities, and expertise required to further expand their research and spheres of interest. The participants will also receive guidance and support from mentors and staff of the NTG and the opportunity to dive into collaborative projects and experimentation. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to experience the city of Athens and its cultural life, to meet and work with Greek artists, and to be part of a vivid artistic community. The three resident artists will collaborate with each other as well as with artists from the National Theatre.

The Residency Programme is a scholarship that supports international cooperation. It does not offer a paid position at the National Theatre of Greece.

In order to apply, please submit:

  • An artistic CV with a portfolio
  • At least 1 recommendation letter (preferably from a theatre or a theatre institution, or an esteemed professional in the theatrical field)
  • And a short motivation letter explaining why you wish to participate in this programme.

The deadline for applications is 10 February 2024. The documents should be submitted in English to

Only digital applications will be accepted.

What does the Residency offer?

  • Round trip between your country of residence and Athens, Greece
  • Accommodation and meals during the time of the residency
  • Fee for artistic workshop (if realized)
  • The programme does not offer a paid position in the participating theatres and you will be asked to arrange and cover your own health insurance for the duration of the residency. 


  • Playwrights, Theatre Directors, Dramaturgs (up to the age of 39)

Number of Participants

  • Three


  • 10 February 2024, 0:00:00 EET


The selection of the participants will be realised by the National Theatre of Greece in accordance to its standard procedure for artistic collaborators.

Selection Results (Announcement Dates)

20 February2024, 1:00:00 EET


75 days that can be divided into two periods, if necessary [March to July 2024]




The project/action "National Theatre’s Initiatives to promote Greek Theatre abroad" (OPS ΤΑ code 5167037) is implemented within the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan "Greece 2.0" with is funded by the EU – NextGenerationEU Programme.

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  • Meet and network with colleagues from other European theatres
  • Create international artistic collaborations
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  • Be represented at European and international level
  • Discover new contexts, cities and perspectives
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