Announcement
March 22, 2017

Open call for artist residency and Alternative Education programs

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NO ESCAPE FOR NOW, 2016. Rupert’s Alternative Education program, coordinated by Liudvikas Buklys. Courtesy of Rupert. © Andrej Vasilenko.

Rupert is now accepting applications for its residency and Alternative Education programs.

Rupert’s residency program is suited for local 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 alternative education, 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 all over the world.

Rupert’s residency program

Located in the picturesque area of Valakampiai in Vilnius and only a short distance from the city’s flourishing cultural center, the residency 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 Pakrantė building designed by award-winning Lithuanian architect Audrius Ambrasas, operating as an arts incubator which houses a number of creative industries initiatives. Each resident is provided with a fully furnished studio space and mezzanine (approximately 52 square meters) to be used as a production and research space during the residency.

Residency period: July–December 2017
Residency duration: 1–3 months
Application fee: 10 euros

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To apply, please send your application form along with your CV and portfolio (up to five works) to [email protected] by March 26, 2017.

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Rupert’s Alternative Education program aims to combine self-directed education, interdisciplinary exchange and professional development. It is a resource aimed at creating opportunities for exchange between thinkers and producers based in different parts of the world and at facilitating the production of various individual projects including artworks, exhibitions, publications and institutions. The program consists of regular lectures, workshops, events and studio visits with local and international guests (among which Travis Jeppesen, Claire Bishop, Dora Garcia, Nina Power, Dan and Lia Perjovschi, Mårten Spångberg and Lina Lapelytė have participated in the past) and self-initiated activities such as reading groups, workshops and trips.

Rupert’s Alternative Education program

In addition to its own programmed activities, the alternative education program is informed by the presence of many artists, writers, curators, academics and other creative researchers that join Rupert’s programs each year. This year we will concentrate on discussing various economies of the contemporary art world, explore psycho-geographies and the wavering communities of Lithuania’s regions and political and aesthetic transformations of systems of knowledge. Lastly, the program consists of a final presentation of completed projects—an exhibition, workshop or weeklong lab—hosted both at Rupert and at partner organisations abroad.
 
The fifth edition of the Alternative Education program is curated by Adomas Narkevičius and joined by Suhail Malik, Jolanta Zabarskaitė, Hanna Laura Kaljo, Jasmine Picôt-Chapman, Julijonas Urbonas, Justė Jonutytė, Jonas Žakaitis and other local and international tutors yet to be announced who will host talks, workshops, public events or engage participants in free-form conversations and discussions. The rest of the Program will be created by you—the participants.


 
Alternative Education program Adomas Narkevičius Suhail Malik Jolanta Zabarskaitė Hanna Laura Kaljo Jasmine Picôt-Chapman Julijonas Urbonas Justė Jonutytė Jonas Žakaitis

If you are interested in developing a project, an artwork, an exhibition, a film, a book, a magazine, an online platform, an institution, or any other project and want to get involved, submit your application form, CV and portfolio (up to five works) at [email protected] by April 6, 2017.

The program consists of two semesters,April–June and September–November, 2017.

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Rupert’s alternative education program is free. Personal accommodation and production expenses must be covered independently.

Residency program fee is 450 euros a month, however, at least half of all residencies will be fully funded by residency grants from Lithuanian Council for Culture, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture and other sources. Residents are responsible for covering personal and travel expenses, but some stipends are provided, courtesy of Lithuanian Council for Culture, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture and other sources.

 

Open call for artist residency and Alternative Education programs at Rupert

Open call for artist residency and Alternative Education programs at RupertOpen call for artist residency and Alternative Education programs at Rupert
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