Home > Edition 2013 > Invitation for participation in The Old School Residence, Gorna Lipnitsa, August 2013

Тheme:  Ritual art

Ladies and gentlemen, 
Dear friends,

Development for Gorna Lipnitsa Association together with Gorna Lipnitsa Municipality is pleased to invite you to participate in the fourth edition of the The Оld School residency – 2013. Within one week the building of the ex-school will shelter artists from different nations, who will create art together, with the idea of working in a new environment.

Dates of activity: 16 – 25 August 2013

Place: Gorna Lipnitsa village, Bulgaria


The work of the artists, during the Art Residence, will be based on previously developed materials, which will represent different rituals – folk, religious, occult, etc. In essence, the ritual is an action, or series of actions, designed to achieve a particular goal. Тhe purpose of the ritual art is to stimulate the artist to create a work using the techniques of the ritual. Every action in this process has its own meaning and should be done in strictly followed rules. The final result is reaching a significant public purpose.

The disciplines for participation in the 2013 edition are:

1.    Painting
2.    Wood sculpture
3.    Photography
4.    Visual arts and installations
5.    Wall-painting
6.    Music
7.    Performance
8.    Short movies


The Residence provides:
Food and places of accommodation for participants;
Free internet connection;
Workspace – indoor workshops and photo studio, open air space for work, movie and concert salon;
Materials for work;
Organized transportation during the residence /if needed/;
Contact with the local community;
Letters of invitation and other support to enable you to raise additional funds;
Parallel program, connected with the theme of the residence;
A closing exhibition in the end of the residence;
Media coverage of the event;
Presentation of the participants and their works through online exhibition;
Certificate for participation.

Expenses paid by artist: travel expenses to Gorna Lipnitsa.


Terms of application:
Each candidate should send us:
–    CV
–    the name of the selected discipline;
–    an actual internet link with works, portfolio or pictures of works;
In case you have a specific idea for participating in the residence, you could describe it in short.
Note that it is desirable for the participants to stay for the entire period of the residence.

Administrative fee for processing applications: 5 euro.
The collected money will be used to conduct the residence.

Method of payment:
You can pay through PayPal



Selection of participants:

Participants will be selected by a jury.

Number of participants: up to 8 (eight) artists

Deadline for applying: 26 May 2013

Results announcing: 10-17 June 2013

E-mail for candidatures: 

Schedule of the main activities:
15.08. Thursday – accommodation of the artists;
16.08. Friday – opening of the Residence;
24.08. Saturday – closing exhibition;
25.08. Sunday – leaving the Residence;

You can find more information about Gorna Lipnitsa, organizers and the event in Facebook – Old School Residence Gorna Lipnitsa

The Old School residence is a member of the international network Res Artis. You can view the organization profile here:

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