Art center "Pushkinskaya-10" / St. Petersburg Art Residency (SPAR)

General information

Brief description of organisation

The art center Pushkinskaya-10 is a collective art work, a monument to the victory of free culture over conformist Soviet ideology – the sole example of an independent and self-organized artist commune. During the 25 years of its existence, Pushkinskaya-10 has become a point of interest for artists and art collectives. It continues to generate creative energy within its walls. Today the art centre is home to a museum, archive, galleries, clubs, studios of artists and musicians, an international residency program, and other creative spaces.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The St. Petersburg Art Residency (SPAR) was founded in 2012 in the oldest local art center Pushkinskaya-10. The program invites art professionals from all over the world to live and create in Russia’s cultural capital. But it is much more than just working on a project in a guest studio. Being part of the SPAR means experiencing a whole artistic adventure by becoming a community member, exploring the city’s unique cultural landscape and presenting your own art.

The residency regularly accepts participants from Europe, US, Canada, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa. Being a platform for transcultural communication the program supports continious exchange between artists and researchers of various art directions and media, with different artistic training and world-views.

The SPAR participants live and work in a unique cultural surrounding of the lively art centre Pushkinskaya-10 located in the historical part of St. Petesburg. It is home to 40 studios of St. Petersburg artists, musicians and performers, exhibition venues and concert stages the artists-inresidence are welcome to explore.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Grants available

The SPAR is ready to offer help and administrative support for individual fundraising.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Russian, Italian
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By train

If you prefer to travel by train, ferry or bus we suggest you to visit the official city tourist portal ‘Visit Peterburg’.

The closet subway stations are Ploshad’ Vosstaniya (3 min walk from the exit to Moskovsky vokzal, 5 min walk from the exit to Vosstaniya street) and Mayakovskaya (7 min walk). Please notice that the entance to the Pushkinskaya-10 art centre is from Ligovsky pr., 53.

By plane

Most of our participants travel to St. Petersburg by plane and arrive to Pulkovo Airport, Terminal 1. From there you can get to the Pushkinskaya-10 by taxi (30-40 min) or public transport (45 min - 1 hr).
More information about transport connections from Pulkovo Airport to the city centre is available online at

Nearest airport

Pulkovo International Airport

Contact information

Art center "Pushkinskaya-10" / St. Petersburg Art Residency (SPAR)
Pushkinskaya street, 10
191040 Saint Petersburg

Phone: 007 812 764 53 71

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