OPEN CALL for the 12th edition of the Alternative Education Programme

March 16, 2024
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Calls from Lithuania

Rupert is pleased to announce the open call for the 12th edition of the Alternative Education Programme, which will take place between 12 June and 22 November 2024.

The deadline for applications is 17 MARCH, 23:59 (EEST).

Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme (AEP) is a para-academic study programme embracing decentralised knowledge exchange, intersectionality and process-driven R&D. It seeks to expand the academic field by promoting self-study practices, peer learning and close relationships between participants and tutors.

Each year, up to 9 participants are selected to take part in the programme, which provides them with the opportunity to develop their projects through a series of workshops, lectures, seminars, research trips, crit sessions and studio visits.  The programme maintains a close relationship between theory and artistic practice while recognising the importance of the ineffable, intuitive and numinous.

Ruperts Alternative Education Programme is free and open for all, regardless of their background or current practice. While the programme should be the participants’ priority, it is conceived to be compatible (part-time) with other engagements, such as studies or work. The participants have a chance to engage with Rupert’s vibrant creative community—our residents, speakers, and guests—and have access to the network of the institution.

The 12th edition of the Alternative Education Programme is developed in partnership with Triangle-Astérides (FR), Performing Arts Forum (FR), Aikas Žado Laboratory at Žeimiai Manor (LT), Akee (LT), Contemporary City Festival Audra (LT) and Radio Vilnius (LT).

Turors: PRICE, Billy Bultheel, Žeimiai (Dormas Noreikia & Eglė Ambrasaitė), Vaida Stepanovaitė, Nabila Tavolieri, Laura Marija Balčiūnaitė, Sara Sassanelli, Ama Josephine Budge Johnstone, Sarah Friend, Tom Clark. The 12th edition is curated by Tautvydas Urbelis.

In 2024 AEP will continue to explore the theme of Transgressions and Traversability. The juxtaposition of critical inquiry and peripheral knowledge will function as a malleable framework that will provide participants with the tools to develop their practice and think along the complexities and uncertainties of the contemporary world.

The programme will be developed over six months from June to November in Vilnius (Rupert), Saint-Erme (Performing Arts Forum) and Marseille (Triangle-Astérides). The programme will be concluded with a final event in Marseille and Vilnius.

For more information and application form, please follow this link.

Design by Marijn Degenaar.

Rupert’s activities are supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.

Sponsors: Vilnius City Municipality (Lithuania), Lithuanian Culture Institute (LT), Institut français (FR), Tech Zity (LT).