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 ŠILAINIAI PROJECT 2017

16 Birželio – Šilainiai Project hapeningas BeePart, Vilniuje

14 Liepos – Šilainiai [PARIS] Project

15 Liepos – Šilainiai [FORTAS] Project

Liepa – Spalis – Šilainiai Photo foto-pasivaikščiojimai ir fotografijos dirbtuvės Šilainių mokyklose (datos tikslinamos)

Rugpjūtis – Šilainiai Project menininkų rezidencijos bei pokalbiai ‘Arbata su menininku’ (datos tikslinamos)

11 Rugsėjo – Šilainiai [RESEARCH] Project

4 Gruodžio – 31 Sausio 2018 m. – Šilainiai Photo fotografijos paroda Šilainių bibliotekoje

 

Šiemet Šilainiai Photo projektas bus pirmą kartą dalinai finansuotas ‘Iniciatyvos Kaunui’ bei Lietuvos Kultūros Tarybos lėšomis ir Šilainiai Project rezidencijų programa bus dalinai finansuojama Lietuvos Kultūros Tarybos. Dėkojame.

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ŠILAINIAI PROJECT 2016 menininkų rezidencijose dalyvavo: Arara Mori (Japonija), Brooke Carlson (Australija), Francis Olvez – Wilshaw (Anglija), Marija Nemcenko (Škotija), Milda Gailiūtė (Šilainiai) ir The Lake Twins (Anglija), Evelina Simkute (Anglija/ Šilainiai).

Projekto paroda vyko 2016 m. Spalio 31 – Lapričio 14 Projektų erdveje ‘Kabinetas’, Mapų g. 20 Kaunas. Parodos foto galite pamatyti čia.

Daugiau informacijos apie projektą: silainiai@outlook.com

The Lake Twins in Šilainiai

Francis Olvez – Wilshaw in Šilainiai

Brooke Carlson in Šilainiai

Šilainiai Project initiator Evelina Šimkutė

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ŠILAINIAI PROJECT 2017

16 June – Šilainiai Project happening at BeePart in Vilnius, Lithuania

14 July – Šilainiai [PARIS] Project

15 July – Šilainiai [FORTAS] Project

July – October – Šilainiai Photo walks and workshops at schools (dates to be confirmed)

August – Šilainiai Project artist residencies and ‘Tea with the artist’ meetings (dates to be confirmed)

11 September – Šilainiai [RESEARCH] Project

4 December – 31 January 2018 – Šilainiai Photo exhibition at Šilainiai library

This year Šilainiai Project artist residencies are partly financed by the Lithuanian Culture Council and Šilainiai Photo project is partly financed by ‘Initiatives for Kaunas’ and the Lithuanian Culture Council. Thank you.

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Šilainiai Artist In Residence, Šilainiai microdistrict, Kaunas, Lithuania

Artist mini-residency program set up by local artist Evelina Šimkutė.

Šilainiai Project is an artist mini-residency program in Šilainiai micro-district in Kaunas, Lithuania, run by a community of local creatives. International artists stay with a host family in Šilainiai up to two weeks and make works in public spaces. There are opportunities to work with local schools/ community groups and exhibit works in local venues. The residency is by invitation and we also accept project proposals throughout the year.

In 2016 these artists took part in the residency programme:  Arara Mori (Japan), Brooke Carlson (Australia), Francis Olvez – Wilshaw (UK), Marija Nemcenko (Scotland), Milda Gailiūtė (Šilainiai) and The Lake Twins (UK). End of the year project exhibition took place at Kabinetas project space in Kaunas. You may view exhibition documentation here.

 

Project curated by artist Evelina Šimkutė is one of the first who stepped into Šilainiai micro-district of block multistory houses, culturally separated from the city centre. The artists were staying in this micro-district by means of ‘couch-surfing’ in summer of 2016, where they developed new artworks. Also they made connections with local community, presenting their creative work publicly and participating in open meetings in a public library of Šilainiai.

Šilainiai Project is an initiative oriented to the local community of various generations and in this way is part of other Lithuanian and foreign practices seen in micro-districts – open creative social platforms, community and participatory arts and others. International artist residency is one of the many activities led by Evelina Šimkutė in Šilainiai, which help and start to reveal the cultural identity of the last developed micro-district in Kaunas in Soviet times. The project conducts an artistic, also historical and social research of Šilainiai, communicating with the people who created it and examining the collected archival material.

Vaida Stepanovaitė, 2016

 

To find out more about Šilainiai, please visit  www.silainiaiphoto.com – community photography project run by Evelina.

 

Would your family be interested in hosting an artist in your Šilainiai home for one – two weeks in summer 2017? Do let us know! Email silainiai@outlook.com

 

 

Šilainiai Project is run by volunteers and would not be possible without the generosity of our crowd-funding donors: Vanessa Kilduff, Niamh Grogan, Rita Valiukonyte, Liucija Dervinyte, Egle Marciulaityte, Jurgita Valmante and those who wished to stay anonymous. Thank you.

To support the project please go to our fundraising page: https://www.gofundme.com/silainiai

 

 

2016 Project partners

Public Institution Arthesis

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Kaunas city municipality Vincas Kudirka public library, Šilainiai subdivision

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2017 Project partners

Lithuanian Artist Association, Kaunas department

Lithuanian Association of Photographers

Kaunas Martynas Mažvydas public library, Šilainiai department

Kaunas Fortress Park

Kaunas Artists’ Home

Art management platform ‘Arthesis’

Kaunas Street Art festival ‘Nykoka’

Šilainiai Community Association

Kaunas Grušas Art gymnasium

Kaunas Jonas Basanavičius gymnasium

Yard gallery (Kiemo galerija, Kaunas)

 

2017 Projects are partially funded by:

Initiatives for Kaunas

Kaunas Municipality art stipend (3 months)

Lithuanian Culture Council

 

Thank you.