Rupert Residency Open Call Deadline: May 11 (midnight) Residency Period: July 1 – December 21, 2014
Rupert’s Residency Program is suited forlocal and international thinkers: artists, writers, curators, cultural managers, and academics,providing them with the opportunity to live and work in Vilnius while developing individual projects and immersing themselves in the region’s creative sphere. Run alongside Rupert’s Educational, Exhibitions and Public programs,it also enables residents to benefit from collaboration with these programs that draw participants and mentors from a wide range of complementary artistic backgrounds, as well as attend talks, lectures and workshops by prominent curators, artists and thinkers from Lithuanian and abroad.
Located in the picturesque area of Valakampiai in Vilnius and only a short distance from the city’s flourishing cultural center, Rupert is set by the river Neris and a small river beach, surrounded by peaceful fields and a forest. The residencies are located in a newly-constructed building designed by award-winning Lithuanian architect AudriusAmbrasas, operating as an arts incubator which houses a number of creative industries initiatives. Each resident is provided with a studio space and mezzanine (approximately 52sq m. altogether) to be used as a production and research space during the residency. The studio is fully furnished and equipped with WiFi. The building also houses a reading room, conference room, and a kitchen, all of which are open for residents’ use.
Application Guidelines’ specifications:
All applicants must submit a proposal for a project to develop throughout the duration of the residency. This description should outline the project concept, along with a CV, cover letter describing motivation for residency, and a selectedportfolio consisting of no more than five works. Selection is not based on applicants’ academic or professional backgrounds.