The selections committee, consisting of Lolita Jablonskienė (Director at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius), Jonas Žakaitis (Rupert Board of Trustees), Augustas Serapinas (artist, Educational Program alumnus), Maya Tounta (Rupert Curator) and Justė Jonutytė (Rupert Artistic Director), selected six new participants for the 3rd edition of Rupert’s Educational program. Julijus Balčikonis (LT), Jamie Kane (UK), Ieva Kraule (LV), Kristina Skaldina (LT), Jonas Vaitiekūnas (LT) and Lina Zaveckytė (LT) are taking part in the program, anticipating a year of lectures and workshops by Miroslaw Balka, Kasia Redzisz, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Michael Portnoy, Laure Prouvost, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Mårten Spångberg and Isla Leaver-Yap, among many more, as well as trips to Lithuanian regions together with artists Antanas Gerlikas, Juozas Laivys, Julijonas Urbonas and philosopher Kristupas Sabolius, and a series of film screenings by artists Liudvikas Buklys and Gintaras Didžiapetris.
Rupert’s Educational Program was developed out of a need for combining art education and professional production, establishing knowledge exchange by a group of lecturers, participants, artists, curators and other international creative practitioners and researchers from both within and outside the field of contemporary art, fortifying the academic community with a distinct brand of self-directed learning while providing individuals with a community. The Educational Program is a degreeless, non-academic program. Every year it selects a small group of people with aspirations to realize individual projects and offers them practical and theoretical support to enhance and realize them. In addition, it offers wider professional support and access to resources and community, encouraging participants to learn through practice.
More information about individual projects by participants can be found here.