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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE IN KAUNAS/LITHUANIA. SPRING 2020

Kaunas invites 4 artists from the CreArt Network to work for one month in Kaunas AiR in the period of  April 22 – May 22, 2020.

Kaunas partners, PI “Artkomas”, have a large experience of organizing visual arts projects, and short-term residencies in their city as well as other cities and towns of Lithuania. With their own focus on painting, “Artkomas” co-operates, however, with experts of other visual arts’ fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.). Therefore we are able to offer necessary conditions for creation to painters, photographers, and new media artists, who would like to participate in this part of CreArt project.

ABOUT KAUNAS

Kaunas is the second largest city of Lithuania, with active cultural life. Situated in the valley of the confluence of the two longest rivers of Lithuania, the Nemunas and the Neris, the town itself became an example of a confluence of people and cultures, an attractive blend of architecture and nature. Although Kaunas is called the city of students and rich in cultural, sport, students’ events, it is an important industrial and cultural city with a population of over 300.000.

ARTISTS ACCEPTED

4 visual artists (we can offer acceptable conditions for a painter, a photographer or a new media artist)

We invite to participate artists born or resident in the CreArt cities: 

  • Valladolid – Spain
  • Genoa * and Lecce – Italy
  • Clermont - Ferrand and Rouen France
  • Zagreb – Croatia
  • Kaunas –Lituania
  • Lublin and Katowice –Poland
  • Aveiro – Poland
  • Skopje - North Macedonia
  • Liverpool - UK

* In the case of Artists from Genova they should be under 35. 

CONDITIONS AND GRANT

The organization will reimburse to artists travel expenses to Kaunas (up to 500 €). Studio and accommodation are free. The artists will receive a grant of 350 € + 250 € for materials.

 ACCOMODATION

 Guest house “Domus Pacis“ is situated in the centre of Kaunas, close to the historic Old Town and right     by the tranquil park of Santaka which invites for lovely walks. All the town’s favourite places and sights  are within walking distance and public transport takes you to any part of the town.

STUDIO

The painters will work at the painting studios of  “Domus Pacis”.

The photo and video artists will we able to use the IT and photo studio of Art Center.

 

KAUNAS AiR PROGRAMME

* Kaunas will provide an assistant to help with settling in the city (info about cultural institutions, events, useful places);

* Kaunas will organize introduction to the local artists’ community (in the form of meetings, etc., where the artist has to make a presentation of his/her work and art);

* The artists will have to have open days for visitors;

* Kaunas will make a final public presentation of the artworks created during the residency (a group exhibition of the 4 artists). The exhibition will be displayed in Kaunas, in co-operation with a local continuous art project. Kaunas will organize the exhibition opening ceremony, media, publicity, will publish exhibition catalog;

* 1 artwork must remain for Kaunas city  (PI ‘Artkomas’).

  

WHO CAN APPLY

Artists  – born or resident – in any of the cities taking part in  “CreArt. Network of Cities for

Artistic Creation”. Preference is given to works with a wide variety and diversity. There is no age limitation, yet it is necessary to have a degree in a field of art (university level). If the applicant does not have a university degree, proof of equivalent ability must be provided through his or her artistic career. In a period of one month you will work towards a final public presentation.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

The following attached documentation is required:

• ID or passport (scanned copy);

• A short version of your resume/CV;

• Documentation material recent and related to the project (not more then 5 pictures);

• A short written project proposal (not more than one A4).

 

Only applications with complete information will be accepted. It must be submitted before February 28, 2020.

Kaunas AiR is going to consider your application and will inform you after March 10, 2020.

 

If yopu have any question please contact creart@fmcva.org or artkomas@artkomas.lt

 

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