Communities Between Islands

We are delighted to announce our participation in “Communities Between Islands,” a collaborative initiative involving three organizations on three Mediterranean islands: Providenza in Corsica, France; Cherimus in Sardinia, Italy; and Archipelago Network in Syros, Greece. The project aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with local communities through artistic residencies and workshops.

From September 2023 to the end of 2024, nine international artists from diverse disciplines will travel to Corsica, Sardinia, and Syros, spending a total of five weeks in residence. During their stay, the artists will develop community-engaging workshops and create new artistic commissions that explore local insular topics and realities. The participating artists will present the outcome of the residencies in collaboration with local art institutions (FRAC Corsica, Museo Nivola, and the Syros International Film Festival) and the municipality of each island.

Archipelago Network has invited artists Marianne Fahmy (Egypt), Latent Community (Greece), and Elke Marhöfer (Germany) to be part of the first round of the residency, focusing on moving image media and crucial environmental issues. The four residents start their journey from Corsica, continuing to Sardinia and concluding in Syros where their works in progress will be presented in an event as part of the SIFF’s off-season public programming.

Communities Between Islands is a Creative Europe project funded by the European Commission.

With the support of the Goethe-Institut Athen.