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OPEN CALL CreArt AiR IN KAUNAS BY ARTKOMAS: May 9 – June 16, 2024.

Kaunas Artist-in-Residence program is aninitiative of CreArt 3.0, launched in 2012. CreArt 3.0

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 Lithuanian Artists Asociation, 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 3.0 project.


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.


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


The organization will reimburse to artists travel expenses to Kaunas (up to 400 €). Studio and accommodation is free. The artists will receive a grant of 400 € + 350 € for materials.


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.


The painters will work at the painting studios near “Domus Pacis”. For the photo, video and other fields artists we will provide all possible assistance.


* 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 the Lithuanian Artists Association gallery. Kaunas will organize the exhibition opening ceremony, media, publicity, will publish exhibition catalog;

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


Artists – born or resident – in any of the cities taking part in “CreArt 3.0. 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 five weeks you will work towards a final public presentation.

*Participant artists: 

- born or resident in one of the cities in the project network: Kaunas (Lithuania), Liepaja (Latvia), Skopje (North Macedonia), Aveiro (Portugal), Valladolid (Spain), Lublin (Poland), Venice (Italy), Clermont-Ferrand and Rouen (France), Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic), Oulu (Finland), Regensburg (Germany)

- Members of HDLU (Croatian Asociation of Visual Artists)

- Ukrainian artists through our collaboration with Public Organisation Lviv Artistic Council «Dialogue»


You should register in the CXreArt intranet and upload the following documentation in PDF: 

• 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 ½ of A4).

Only applications with complete information will be accepted. It must be submitted before March 25, 2024.

Kaunas AiR is going to consider your application and will inform you after April 1, 2024.


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