International Open Call: Rupert Residency Program 2019 (LT)

International Open Call: Rupert Residency Program 2019 (LT)

Deadline: August 26th, 2018

From their call: Rupert’s Residency Program is dedicated to local and international practitioners and thinkers (such as artists, writers, curators, researchers, 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 contemporary art field. The residents can also get involved in Rupert’s Alternative Education Program, as well as the Exhibitions and Public Programs, where the residents can attend talks, lectures and workshops by prominent curators, artists and thinkers from all over the world.

When making the application, prospective residents are encouraged to specify whether their intended proposal is oriented toward a production-based project, requiring particular materials or utilities and to consider the duration of their residency application based on whether they intend to create a specific outcome (workshop, talk, new work, seminar etc.) at the end of their residency or whether they intend to engage in more research-based projects. It is important that the resident is willing to immerse themselves in Vilnius’ (Lithuania) and the region’s contemporary art field.

The residency is FREE thanks to the support of the Lithuanian Council for Culture and other grants. Rupert supports the resident with a studio, utilities, curatorial support (a minimum of 2 studio visits or feedback sessions per month), provides administrative support and facilitates access to required contacts, tools, materials and information needed for research and production. Applicants are responsible for covering personal (daily and travel) expenses, although a limited number of travel and production grants are available for some selected candidates. There is also a travel grant available for Baltic and Nordic applicants through the Nordic Mobility Program. Rupert’s team will issue acceptance letters for successful residents and support their applications for external grants to cover the residency fee, travel, food, production and other costs.

Individual residencies can last from 1 to 3 months or longer in exceptional cases. Residents are asked to propose their preferred duration of stay and if accepted this can be negotiated according to studio availability and schedule. Artist collectives of up to 3-4 persons can apply to an individual residency spot. Residencies will take place between December 1st, 2018 — December 31st, 2019.

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About: Rupert is a centre for Art and Education devoted to establishing close cooperation between artists, thinkers, researchers, and other cultural actors through interdisciplinary programs and residencies. A knowledge-based platform for innovative creative production, Rupert integrates with the social and cultural framework of the city of Vilnius while simultaneously supporting a strong international focus.


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