Curating Visual Arts
English, Lithuanian
2 weeks to 3 months
Paid by host 

Rupert provides residents with free accommodation and studio spaces, technical resources and venue for hosting events, and on certain occasions covers travel expenses and project production costs.

Paid by artist 

The residency is FREE but applicants are responsible for covering personal (daily and travel) expenses. Rupert’s team will issue acceptance letters for successful residents and support their applications for external grants to cover travel, food, production and other costs.

Application guidelines 

Please send as ONE PDF (up to 15mb in total) your Residency Application Form for 2020 along with your CV, portfolio (no more than 5 works; the number of images for each work is not limited) and application fee payment receipt to [email protected] before midnight, Monday 24 June, 2019. Please send the file in the following format: ‘Full Name_Residency application 2020’;

There is a 10 € application fee towards administrative costs of the residency Open Call. It can be paid via PayPal through Rupert’s website before midnight, 24 June, 2019. Bank transfer can also be arranged if the applicant does not have a Paypal account.





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 opportunity for collaborative education, forging new international networks. This degreeless, non-academic program is proudly career-oriented and supplemented by its transdisciplinary approach.
  • 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 up to 3 months.
  • 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.

Description of the residency programme: Rupert’s Residency Program is suited for local and international thinkers: artists, writers, curators, cultural managers, and academics, providing them with the opportunity to live and work in Vilnius while developing individual projects and immersing themselves in the region’s creative sphere. Run alongside Rupert’s Educational, Exhibitions and Public programs, it also enables residents to benefit from collaboration with these programs that draw participants and mentors from a wide range of complementary artistic backgrounds, as well as attend talks, lectures and workshops by prominent curators, artists and thinkers from all over the world.


There is no mandatory outcome for the resident artist though residents are encouraged to work on individual projects, with which they also apply. When projects - both research or production - are completed within the duration of the residency, Rupert works with residents to host events, presentations or short exhibitions that showcase the work.

Studio Information 

The residencies are located in a newly-constructed building designed by award-winning Lithuanian architect Audrius Ambrasas, operating as an arts incubator which houses a number of creative industries initiatives. Each resident is provided with a studio space and mezzanine (approximately 52 sq m. altogether) to be used as a production and research space during the residency. The studio is fully furnished and equipped with WiFi.

Technical Information 

The building houses a reading room, conference room, and a kitchen, all of which are open for residents’ use. Each resident is also provided with a Mac computer and a bicycle, as well as technical assistance in the case of events (beamers, speakers, etc).


Located in the picturesque area of Valakampiai in Vilnius and only a short distance from the city’s flourishing cultural center, Rupert is set by the river Neris and a small river beach, surrounded by peaceful fields and a forest.

Vaidilutės g. 79
10100 Vilnius

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