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GORNA LIPNITSA.Photographer: Julie Glassberg

Recently, we completed our residency program for 2018. Gazing out upon the village, we saw a great opportunity for artists, going to waste. This in turn became the impetus to give more artists the chance to enjoy the magic of rural Bulgaria.

We offer a place for a vacation, of sorts. A locus for a small group of artists – between 3 and 6 people – to ruminate, reflect and rejuvenate. Gorna Lipnitsa (www.gornalipnitsa.com/en/history), a rural community, where the present and the past complement and contrast one another. Here, the spirit of Socialism is still alive, remnants of which can be found throughout the streets of the village. Upon visiting us, you will be enveloped by the bucolic scenery, crisp, clean air, silence, economical and fresh food, an amiable community, and an opportunity for true inspiration.

The accommodation is in the building of the former kindergarten in the village, which has been preserved since the 1970s. We have three rooms with two beds, shared bathroom and toilet, dining room and separate kitchen, as well as a common room for relaxation. The building is located in the center of the village, next to a community center with a library, the town hall, the school and the agricultural museum.

The space offers a great opportunity to work together on a common artistic project.

We provide:

Accommodation for 20 euro per person per day – for a group up to 6 people.

Possibility to use a kitchen where to prepare food. Products can be purchased from two shops in the village as well as from the nearest town, 10 km from Gorna Lipnitsa.

1 communal meal – at the beginning of your stay.

Free visit to the main sights of the village – church, chapel, museum, exhibitions, etc.

Opportunities for walks in nature, cycling routes and running trails.

Use of bicycles for transportation in the village.

Access to two studios in the building of the school, which are comfortable for painting, performances, dance performances and other arts.

Use of the Hall in the Community Center for artistic performances.

Organization of an exhibition or open studio to present the artists’ work.

Possibility to use free internet at certain locations in the village.

We will come to pick you up from the town of Pavlikeni and take you to the place of accommodation in the village of Gorna Lipnitsa.

Additional options /for a fee/:

Possibility to hire a chef to prepare food once a day.

Opportunity for walks to the weekly open air market in Pavlikeni.

Organized trips to the town of Veliko Tarnovo – the former capital of Bulgaria.

Tasting local brandy at the regional coppersmith.

 

Duration of stay:

From 1 week to 1 month during the period from September to December 2018.

You may contact us by sending us email: oldschoolresidence@gmail.com

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