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Arts Printing House offers a residency to professional international artists in Contemporary Performing Arts field: Contemporary Circus, Theatre, Dance. As well the Arts Printing House for the first time opens residency to the Administrators of performing arts: art directors, festival programmers or managers of the field. We try to 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 June - August for artist, September - December for administrators) at the 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 the Arts Printing House, lively and diverse contemporary culture venue situated in the Old Town of Vilnius.

Disciplines: Contemporary Performing Arts: Contemporary Circus, Theatre, Dance, Administrative

Arts Printing House (or Menu spaustuve 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.

Duration:  (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), accommodation for up to 5 persons, rehearsal studio, wireless Internet connection in the building, access to the library.

Studio information:
Studio II (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 III (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.


Black Hall (271.26 square m / width: 19,8 m  / depth 13,7 m / height - 7 m (to the catwalk)). Then the auditorium is used, stage width - 13,7 m, depth - 9,8 m.
Multifunctional black box style space could be transformed to the classic theatre, cinema, conference or concert hall. The hall is equipped with folding amphitheater, that can accommodate 203 spectators. When the amphitheater is folded, the space can accommodate about 300 standing spectators. There might be special dance floor and installed sound system.
Pocket Hall (64.6 square m / width 7.6 m / depth 8.5 m / height 3.2 m  (to the pipes))
Pocket Hall is a performance venue at Menu spaustuve, used for smaller scale performances, conferences, rehearsals and other events. There might be 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.

Application Guidelines:
Please return the completed application form and attachments (CV included) to Project coordinator Laura Gabbrielaityte:


APPLICATION FORM (download here) or ask

Deadline: April 14 2014


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