THE OLD SCHOOL RESIDENCY

General information

Brief description of organisation

Development for Gorna Lipnitsa Association is an organization for realizing public benefit activities, established in 2008. The association works in collaboration with Gorna Lipnitsa municipality and Community center Zora-1887.

Organisation founded in

2008

Brief description of residency program

The Old School residency was found in 2010 in Gorna Lipnitsa village, Pavlikeni municipality, Veliko Tarnovo region. The building of the residency was a school in the past.
The mission of the residency is to bring the modern art and artists back to the nature and village way of life. Therefore our idea is by gathering Bulgarian and foreign artists in such kind of place to give them the opportunity to find inspiration and collaborate with the local community. They are free to explore this different village life and they could make it an object of their art process. Our aim is to support and provoke the creative ideas of the participating artists by providing time for work, contemplation and interaction with other artists in a beautiful natural surroundings.

The residency provides workspace for the participating artists – 7 indoor workshops and photo studio, open air space – the yard of the school, film and concert salon. We provide accommodation for participants – rooms in the ex-kindergarten and guest houses in the village as well.

The residency is held once a year – usually during the summer, for 8-10 days. We choose the artists by jury. The artists could apply for the following disciplines: Painting,Visual arts and installations, Performance, Photography, Wall-painting, Music, Short films.

Every year we organize exhibitions to present the works created by the participating artists. We believe that the promotion of the works is an essential part of the residency activities.

In 2010-2016 the residency has accepted more than 70 Bulgarian and foreign participants and the number of applications are over 500.

Residency program since

2010

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Painting and Photography
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
Expectations of the artist
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Bulgarian
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Performances

How to reach

By train

By train from Sofia to Pavlikeni from where we have an organised transport to Gorna Lipnitsa.

By plane

By plane to Sofia and from there by train to Pavlikeni, or by bus to Veliko Tarnovo from where we have an organised transport to Gorna Lipnitsa.

Nearest airport

Sofia Airport

Contact information

THE OLD SCHOOL RESIDENCY
5227 Gorna Lipnitsa village
Bulgaria

oldschoolresidence@gmail.com
http://oldschoolresidence.com/

Phone: +359887243487 - Darina Palova

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