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The Old School residency was found in 2010 in Gorna Lipnitsa village, Pavlikeni municipality, Veliko Tarnovo region. The building of the residency was a school in the past. The residency provides workspace for the participating artists – 6 indoor workshops and photo studio, open air space – the yard of the school, movie and concert salon. We provide accommodation places for participants – 3  rooms in the ex-kindergarten and guest houses in the village as well.

The residency is held once a year – usually during the summer, for 8-10 days. We choose the artists by jury. The artists could apply for the following disciplines: Painting, Wood sculpture, Photography, Visual arts and installations,  Wall-painting, Music, Performance, Short films.

Every year we organize exhibitions to present the works created by the participating artists. We believe that the promotion of the works is an essential part of the residency activities.

In 2010-2016 the residency has accepted more than 70 Bulgarian and foreign participants and the number of applications are over 500.

Residency editions:

Legend Collectors, 2010

The Fellowship of the Legends, 2011

The End as a Beginning: Gorna Lipnitsa and the Beginning of the World , 2012

Ritual Art, 2013

Star Rituals, 2014

Ritual Art – Time and Space, 2015

Summer Residency Program, 2016

The ROAD as a Ritual, 2017

 

Exhibitions

2010

Closing exhibition “Legend Collectors” – The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa 30.08.2010

2011

Exhibition “Legend Collectors 2010″ – Hungarian Cultural Institute, Sofia 08-29 February 2011

Exhibition “Legend Collectors 2010″ - Community Center “Bratstvo – 1884”, Pavlikeni -10 – 31.03.2011 г.

Closing exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“- The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa - 27.08.2011

2012

Exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“ - Goethe – Institute , Sofia - 08.02.2012 – 02.03.2012

Exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“ - Community Center “Bratstvo – 1884”, Pavlikeni – 06.03.2012 – 23.03.2012

Exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“ - Rafael Mihailov Exhibition centre, Veliko Tarnovo – 25.04-10.05.2012

Exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“ – Club for cultural initiatives Taralej, Veliko Tarnovo – May 2012

Closing exhibition “The Еnd as a Beginning: Gorna Lipnitsa and the Beginning of the World, 2012” - The Old school residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 25.08.2012 г.

2013

Exhibition “The Еnd as a Beginning: Gorna Lipnitsa and the Beginning of the World, 2012” – Club for cultural initiatives “Taralej”, Veliko Tarnovo – 12-26.04.2013

Exhibition “The Еnd as a Beginning: Gorna Lipnitsa and the Beginning of the World, 2012” - Rafael Mihailov Exhibition centre, Veliko Tarnovo - 09-20.05.2013

Closing exhibition “Ritual Art”- The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 24.08.2013

2014

Closing exhibition “Star Rituals”- The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 23.08.2014

Exhibition “Star Rituals” - Club for cultural initiatives “Taralej”, Veliko Tarnovo – 19.09-09.10.2014

2015

Closing exhibition Ritual art – Time and Space in The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 22.08.2015

Ritual art – Time and Space exhibition in Cosmos cinema, Plovdiv – 03.10 -14.10.2015

Ritual art – Time and Space exhibition in the House of arch. Dimov, Stara Zagora - 16.10 -10.11.2015

Ritual art – Time and Space exhibition in Art salon Radio Varna, Varna – 13.11 -26.11.2015

2016

Ritual art – Time and Space exhibition in Nuance Gallery, Sofia – 15.01 -26.01.2016

Ritual art – Time and Space exhibition in Gallery of the Association of the Artists, Burgas  - 15.02 -26.02.2016

Ritual art – Time and Space exhibition in Gallery of the Association of the Artists, Ruse – 01.03 -14.03.2016

The Land of the Endless August – group exhibition of The Old School residency which presents artworks made by the participating artist in the residency in the period 2010-2016 - Gorna Lipnitsa - 27.08. – 10.09.2016