The Nature Loves Courage Residency is a ten day retreat designed for artists working in electronic or neo-/contemporary classical music to tap in to the unparalleled richness of Cretan culture through total immersion in the rhythms and routines of the island. Taking place in Sougia bay, a tiny village close to the most Southern Point of Europe and surrounded by steep gorges and ancient ruins, the residency, which takes place during the Nature Loves Courage Festival initiates a cultural exchange that hopes to create long lasting and fruitful bonds by tying the local to the global. The artist is free to experiment, explore, exchange ideas organically with other local and visiting artists to inevitably create new work or re-engineer existing projects inimitably tied to the unexplainable idiosyncrasies of the island.