RUPERT&rsquoS 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&rsquos creative sphere. Residents benefit from collaboration with Rupert&rsquos 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&rsquos 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&rsquo use.
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&rsquos mission manifests in three distinct but closely-linked channels: first, the EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM offers 8&ndash10 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&rsquos 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&rsquos educational program and the artistic sphere of the region. Rupert&rsquos 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 &ndash 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.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1 – 3