The SODAS 2123 cultural centre is a self-governing community-based space, operated and curated by the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association. It brings together creators and researchers from different fields with practices based on experimentation, developing unexpected formats and responding to the latest cultural, social, geopolitical and ecological issues.
With over 50 artists’ studios, rehearsal spaces for bands, offices for design, film and visual arts organisations, galleries, various workshops, an event hall, a café, a public outdoor garden and an allotment, SODAS 2123 provides spaces for a variety of art and cultural disciplines, and each resident of the complex is open to sharing, learning and craftsmanship.
The SODAS 2123 artist-in-residence programme invites artists, curators, designers, architects, researchers and other creators to become part of the SODAS 2123 community. The programme’s participants are welcome to initiate event-based programmes, participate in open studios, present the results of their residency in various forms and become part of the SODAS 2123 community’s events. The residency is self-curated and we expect residents to work and develop their artistic projects individually with the support of the SODAS 2123 team, organising events and
presentations that share the results or processes of the residency. The residency hosts 2–3 participants at a time.
SODAS 2123 provides individual rooms and the opportunity to work in a shared studio. Residents are responsible for providing their own equipment and the materials needed for their artistic projects.
DURATION OF THE RESIDENCY:
350 EUR per month: 28 m² individual room with kitchenette and bathroom
300 EUR per month: 27 m² individual room, with shared kitchen and bathroom
250 EUR per month: 19 m² individual room, with shared kitchen and bathroom
SODAS 2123 is located in an old school building about 15 minutes walk from Vilnius Old Town, in a calm and friendly neighbourhood called Rasų Kolonija.
Please send a completed application form (available here), artist CV (max. 2 pages) and portfolio (max. 15 pages) in one PDF file (max. 10 MB size) by August 15 th , 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact the residency curator Indrė Liškauskaitė at email@example.com.
The selected artists will be announced in the end August 2023. All applicants will be informed about the open call results via email. The successful applicants will receive an invitation letter to seek individual grants in their home countries. Applications will be evaluated by the SODAS 2123 curatorial team.
The activities of SODAS 2123 are supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.
Photo credits: Gerda Krutaja