Call for residency program at Printing House, Vilnius – Lithuania

09. juuli, 2012

Arts Printing House offers a residency to professional international artists in Contemporary Circus, Theatre and Interdisciplinary Art fields. We encourage and strengthen the interaction between Lithuanian artists and guests from other countries via Artists in Residence program Print Art on Stage.

We offer:
1-4 weeks residency (possible period is November-December) at Arts Printing House with free studio, we also cover travel expenses and accommodation.


However, all other expenses such as living costs, materials, insurance and local transport costs in the city must be covered by the artists themselves or through funds of the artists’ home countries. The residency takes place at Arts Printing House, lively and diverse contemporary culture venue situated in the Old Town of Vilnius.

Arts Printing House (or Menų spaustuvė in Lithuanian) is a unique creative phenomenon in the capital of Lithuania Vilnius, a vibrant performing arts venue and a meeting place for artistic souls. Established in a former printing house dating back to 1805 it produced a different kind of layouts, typecasts and linotypes – those that help develop a new understanding of creativity within the modern society. Arts Printing house is a non-profit artist-run space based in the old town of Vilnius. Arts Printing House strives to bring about change and is the first infrastructural complex for creative industries in Lithuania. Our vision is to collect different types of independent performing arts projects into one place and allow them to share their artistic vision with the audience. Now the place is open up as a performing arts centre with 2 venues, 3 rehearsal spaces, offices for the young non-governmental organizations and resource library.

(preferably) 1-4 weeks, 4-8 working hours per day

Paid by artist:
Food, working material, health insurance.

Paid by host:
Travel costs (economic fares – concrete travels and costs must be confirmed by Arts Printing House) and accommodation for up to 4 persons, rehearsal studio, office space, wireless internet connection in the building, access to the library.

Application Guidelines and Criteria:
CV + portfolio / documentation of work + project proposal for the residency period + application form (to be found on

Deadline: July 30 2012
Additional information: online.

Studio information:
„Studio 2“ (171.45 square m / length: 20.34 m / width 8.43 m / height 3.5 m)

The studio is suitable for a theater, contemporary circus and interdisciplinary projects. The floor is wooden and the studio has installed sound system.

“Studio 3“ (177.30 square m / length: 20.6 m / width 8.6 m / height 3.5 m)
The studio is suitable for dance or contemporary circus projects. There is special dance floor and installed sound system. 

Accommodation information:
Accommodation space will be arranged within a walking distance from the Arts Printing House in a apartment or hotel. Rooms might have to be shared. Single rooms can be arranged for an additional price.

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