RUPERT

General information

Brief description of organisation

RUPERT is a centre for Art and Education devoted to establishing close cooperation between artists, thinkers, researchers, and other cultural actors through interdisciplinary programs and residencies. A knowledge-based platform for innovative creative production, Rupert integrates with the social and cultural framework of the city of Vilnius while simultaneously supporting a strong international focus.

Rupert’s mission manifests in three distinct but closely-linked channels: first, the EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM offers 8–10 participants the chance to develop project ideas and make connections with professionals in the field through regular lectures and workshops. It provides the invaluable opportunity for collaborative education, forging new international networks. This degreeless, non-academic program is proudly career-oriented and supplemented by its transdisciplinary approach. Rupert’s second educational series began in October 2013 and will last until June 2014.

Second, Rupert offers a RESIDENCY PROGRAM in which the participants develop their individual projects, giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in Vilnius. Through collaboration, participants will establish fruitful connections with Rupert’s educational program and the artistic sphere of the region. Rupert’s residencies will provide both Lithuanian and foreign participants with the opportunity to live and work in Vilnius for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Finally, an unconventional EXHIBITION PROGRAM will serve as the basis for a wide range of public programs and activities exploring art and its role in contemporary society. The gallery is conceived as a space of support for the educational program – a laboratory that will complement topics covered by workshops and lectures.

Through its research and development-oriented programs, Rupert supports international thinkers in realizing their projects and establishing their creative careers on an international scale. It focuses on contemporary artistic and curatorial practices but remains close to an extensive range of disciplines, while encouraging trans-disciplinarity.

Organisation founded in

2012

Brief description of residency program

RUPERT’S Residency Program is suited for all kinds of creative thinkers: artists, writers, curators, cultural managers, and academics.

Through the Residency Program, Lithuanian and international residents are provided with the opportunity to live and work in Vilnius, developing their individual projects and immersing themselves in the region’s creative sphere. Residents benefit from collaboration with Rupert’s robust educational program, which draws participants and mentors from a wide range of complementary artistic backgrounds.

Located in a picturesque area of Vilnius only a short distance from the city’s flourishing cultural center, Rupert is set by the river Neris and a small beach, surrounded by peaceful fields and a forest. The residencies are located in a newly-constructed building designed by award-winning Lithuanian architect Audrius Ambrasas.

Each resident is provided with a studio space and mezzanine (approximately 52 sq m. altogether) to be used a creative space during the residency. The studio is fully furnished and equipped with WiFi. The building also houses a spacious gallery, reading room, conference room, and a kitchen, all of which are open for residents’ use.

Residency program since

2011

Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

4

Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Official acceptance letters will be issued for every successful resident.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Leading Workshop or Class
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency

Setting

Other: Remote urban

Resources
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

4

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

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

How to reach

By train

Vilnius Station

By plane

Vilnius or Kaunas airport (Riga airport 4 hour bus drive)

By car

Meskeriotoju St. 33

Nearest airport

Vilnius airport

Contact information

RUPERT
Meskeriotoju St. 33
10100 Vilnius
Lithuania

info@rupert.lt
http://www.rupert.lt/

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