An artist-run space is a gallery space run by artists, thus circumventing the structures of public and private galleries. Artist-run spaces have become realised as an important factor in urban regeneration. This effect was particularly strong in Glasgow, where the city won the accolade 'European Capital of Culture' in 1990, largely due to the large number of artist-run exhibition spaces and galleries.[1] Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist coined the term "The Glasgow Miracle" to describe this. Examples of artist-run spaces include City Racing, BANK, studio1.1, [2] Studio Voltaire, Cubitt and Auto Italia South East in London, Milwaukee's BATHAS Internationale...






Due to a couple of people asking for a small extension of the Open Call, you can still send us your applications untill Friday 24 March midnight. 

The correct swift code for our bank account is: PIRBGRAA 


For the first time, the 3 137 artist run space announces an open call for exhibition proposals, one of which will be realised in 2017. 3 137 is an initiative led by three artists which functions as a collaborative project space. Its public program is a narrative conceived as a joint dialogue between its founders, invited individuals and the surrounding community.

On its fifth anniversary, 3 137 is happy to announce an open call for ideas, exhibition proposals, collective initiatives and suggestions for solo presentations by artists, curators, writers, musicians, cooks, astronomers, architects, designers, scientists or amateurs of any kind.

The one selected proposal will be realised in May/June 2017

You can download the application form here

Dimensions of the space

During the selection process advisory meetings will take place with Poppy Bowers (Curator at Whitworth Art Gallery), James Bridle (Artist and Writer), Alexandra Ikonomou (Gallerist), Irini Bachlitzanaki (Artist), Iris Likourioti (Architect, Professor at the University of Thessaly) and Evita Tsokanta (Independent Curator). These meetings aim for a wholistic view of the submitted proposals, taking into consideration the level of proximity of the above mentioned practitioners to the subsistence of the artistic scene of Athens. The final decision for the open call will be made by the founding members of 3 137, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou and Paky Vlassopoulou.

We're looking forward to your proposals!