Kaunas Artist-in-Residence program is an initiative of the Network of Cities for Artistic Creation CreArt, launched in 2014. CreArt 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 with experts of other visual arts fields (like Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University New Media Studies Department, etc.). Therefore they 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.
Acceptable conditions for painter, photographer or new media artists can be offered. The organization will reimburse to artists travel expenses to Kaunas (up to 500 €). Studio and accommodation is free. The artists will receive a grant of 350 € + 250 € for materials.
Kaunas will provide an assistant to help with settling in the city, 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) and 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.
Applicants should be artists born or resident in any of the following cities: Valladolid – Spain; Genoa and Lecce – Italy; Clermont-Ferrand and Rouen – France; Zagreb – Croatia; Kaunas – Lithuania; Lublin and Katowice – Poland; Aveiro – Poland; Skopje – North Macedonia; Liverpool – United Kingdom. Artists from Genoa should be under 35 years old.
The open call deadline is 7th August 2020. Details about how to apply can be found here.
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