English and Bulgarian
August 3-13, 2018
Paid by host 
  • Food – traditional meals and specialties. Freshly picked local fruits and vegetables. The residency has its own cook.
  • Accommodation for the participants – single rooms.
  • Workspace – indoor workshops and a photo studio, open air space for work, film and concert salon.
  • Materials for work.
  • Written materials on the topic.
  • Organized transport during the residency.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Basic tools.
  • Contact with the local community.
  • Letters of invitation and other support to help you raise additional funds.
  • Translation.
  • Laser printer.
  • Parallel program – sightseeing in the area of Gorna Lipnitsa: visiting of landmarks, open air museums in the region, open-air market in the nearest town and etc..
  • Cycling route.
  • Running.
  • Media coverage of the event.
  • Certificate for participation.
  • Final event at the end of the residency.
Paid by artist 

Travel expenses to Gorna Lipnitsa.

Application guidelines 

Administrative fee for processing applications: € 10. Please email the following the information:

  • CV
  • Information about the selected discipline;
  • The artists should present their works by sending info about website, portfolio or images;
  • Short description of the initial idea for participating in the residency connected with the theme /optional/.

Note that it is desirable for the participants to stay for the entire period of the residency.


The Old School

The Old School


The team of the Old School art residency is pleased to invite you to participate in the 8-th edition of residency – Ritual rEvolution, 2018. Within ten days the building of the ex-school will shelter artists from different nations who will create art together with the idea of working in a new environment.

The topic: The work of the artists during the residency will be organized on the basis of previously prepared written materials in which the REVOLUTION will be presented as an artistic mechanism aimed at a fundamental change of the existing governance.

Art is a Weapon. Artists are Revolutionists. Revolution is a Ritual. 


Parallel program, connected with the theme of the residence; A closing exhibition in the end of the residence; media coverage of the event; presentation of the participants and their works through online exhibition; contact with the local community.

Accommodation Information 

Guests houses, private homes of people from the village, sleeping places in the ex-kindergarten. The accommodation will be on the principle of hospitality. The sleeping places represent the typical village way of life in Gorna Lipnitsa.

Studio Information 
  • Indoor rooms – workshops in the school, according to the profile and style of work of the guest artists.
  • Outdoor places – the yard of the school– century-old trees, tents, tables and chairs.
  • Theater/musical performances – the hall in community center “Zora”.
Technical Information 

Free internet.


Gorna Lipnitsa is a picturesque village, located in the central part of Bulgaria – northeast along the road from Pavlikeni town to Polski Trumbesh town, in the western part of the small valley of Elia river. The village covers an area of 1500 decares with a population of 500 inhabitants. In the past the Thracian tribe Crobyzi – a large Getic sub-tribe, lived on the lands of northern Bulgaria, including the territory of Gorna Lipnitsa. According to fragmentary information by Turkish sources for Bulgarian history, the village dates back to the middle of the XV century.

Gorna Lipnitsa has a typical architecture and the houses, agricultural buildings and walls are made mainly by stone. The stones have been gathered in the past from the nearby quarries. There is a legend that Gorna Lipnitsa was geographically named after its one-time linden woodland, which used to extend south from it. Nowadays, there is no track of that linden woodland, except for the outlying parts.

Gorna Lipnitsa village
Pavlikeni municipality
5227 Gorna Lipnitsa
+359 6130 3245

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