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Opportunities: Open call – START|AS residencies (Rokiskis, Lituania) Deadline – July 10, 2019

Open call – START|AS residencies (Rokiskis, Lituania) September 2-7, 2019
Deadline: July 10, 2019
Online Application:
Fee to Participate or Apply: Free of charge

Description Of Opportunity:

International Contemporary Art Festival START|AS 2019 – performance artists residency

For the third time, the International Contemporary Art Festival START|AS takes part in Rokiškis, Lithuania, organized by the Culture Center of Rokiškis, which is responsible for cultural activities in Rokiškis town and its region.

Festival aims to present various contemporary art forms to Rokiškis community, to begin new collaboration among Lithuanian and foreign visual and sound artists, dancers, performers’ and etc. The event will focus on public attention to small towns in Lithuania and attract new cultural investments to Rokiškis.

The festival explores new performance spaces and steps out of the traditional venues. (Most of our performances are happening on a street, park, parking lot, pub, museum. So technical side of the project is very essential); We will explore new and experimental ideas that correspond with contemporary cultural, social and political topics.


Residency program September 2-7, 2019


For this year residency program we are looking for artists who are willing to interact with locals and audience through the art form. Who is willing to provide a workshop for different ages groups. An applicant(s) should be willing to experiment, step out of their comfort zone, explore new ways of working and work under pressure and on a deadline. Each artist will have up to 5-6 days to create or finish a product, which will be presented in the festival performance platform September 6-8, 2019. (Only technically not difficult projects, that can be executed with maximum of 1.5 hours of preparation).

We strongly recommend visual-sound performance artists and any kind of performance art field artists to apply.

The festival leaves the rights of project development to the artist(s), thou keeps the right to use video material for the festival organizer, The Culture Center of Rokiskis events with an indication of project author and the whole team.


Catering during your stay here (lunch and dinner);
Accommodation (shared room with other participants). Private rooms can be arranged for a fee;
Transfer from/to the following airports: VNO; KUN; RIX.;
A budget of 200 Eur per project;
A performance fee/grant of 300 Eur.


You can apply only with one proposal;
You can apply with new idea or already project in development.
If a group of people applying as a collective, the number of people should not exceed more then 3.
Application deadline – July 10, 2019

How To Apply:

To apply please fill out the form:

Contact Email:[email protected]

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