Open Call for participation


14th version of the artistic residency program at Vinegar Factory



The Center of Performing Arts MITOS announces the Open Call for participation in the artistic residency program, theYard.Residency.24, and invites professional creators or artistic groups to respond with proposals on the thematic think of the future and stop crying, for the program of 2024.


What is theYard.Residency:

The Center of Performing Arts MITOS organizes the annual residency program of theYard.Residency since 2011, based at the art space Vinegar Factory in Lemesos that works as a safe environment for creation, gathering, hospitality and presentation. Having as a core the body and it’s performativity, theYard supports inter-artistic and interdisciplinary collaborations. It is a residency program that develops co-productions with creators and groups from Cyprus and abroad throughout the year.  It is evolving into an important platform for free artistic expression, experimentation and examination, exchange and mobility. It strengthens the dialogue on the issues of polyphony, of multiple narratives, of active relationship with the city, participation and democratization.



The theme οf 2024:

An important role in shaping theYard.Residency.24 program will be the understanding and response of the proposals on the general theme of MITOS for 2024:

think of the future and stop crying

do not cry and think of the future

σκέψου το μέλλον και σταμάτα να κλαις

πάψε να κλαις και σκέψου το μέλλον

σκέφτου το μέλλον τζαι μεν κλαίεις


theYard.Residency.24 edition:

Through the Open Call, 4 proposals from creators or artistic groups will be selected to develop their own idea until the final form of their performance or action. The residency program, because of its structure (see below), concerns mostly professional creators or artistic groups who live and work in Cyprus. However, organizations from abroad who are interested in exchanging activities or artists, can contact for the possibility of collaboration. The year 2024 continues to be for MITOS an open calendar of recording more inclusive actions and narratives, through published texts, interviews and podcasts.


Program structure:

  • January: Meeting day of organizers and participants at Vinegar Factory. This meeting will include information on the organization of the productions, use of technical equipment, promotion, communication, vocabulary and conditions of the program.
  • February: Workshops with external speakers and collaborators from other fields of arts and sciences on topics related to the needs of the proposals. Presentations of work in progress/presentations of participants’ ideas and feedback process. Implementation of a procedure, that will work as a pilot for this year, about participatory management.
  • March – October: Residencies and performances.
  • November: Final meeting for reviewing and exchanging thoughts between organizers and participants.


Framework of Collaboration:


  • All participations are consider to be a co-production with MITOS in the frame of the residency program.
  • Free use of the Vinegar Factory (max 15 days). The final number of residency days and dates will be decided with the organizers, according to the participants’ needs and the availability of the space.
  • In case that the activity will be presented in a public place, MITOS will undertake to secure the relevant permits.
  • Free use of technological equipment and infrastructure of the Vinegar Factory.
  • Free technical support from professional technician for each participation in a specific timeframe.
  • All incomes from tickets will belong to the artists. Participants can apply and claim grants for their production. To facilitate applications for funding, MITOS may provide certificates of participation upon request.
  • All the selected participations have the same promotion and treatment by the organization. MITOS participates, but does not undertake the full promotion of the selected proposals.
  • Participants will receive archival audiovisual recording of their work in digital format.



  1. The proposals should be related to the theme of the organization as mentioned above.
  2. Priority will be given to the proposals that stand out for their performative form, the temp for experimentation, the contemporary approach and methodology, the collaboration with other arts and sciences.
  3. Priority will be given to collective proposals, without excluding solos.
  4. Those interested should be able to commit to their participation in the performing arts labs.



Proposal submission:

The deadline for submission of proposals is the 14th of January, 16:00pm. For the proposal to be valid, the applicant must complete the participation form here:

Proposals will be reviewed by an evaluation team of theYard and other external collaborators. Answers will be sent with mail to all proposals with elaborated answers, by the 21st  of January 2024. For questions and requests of more information please contact MITOS via the email: