Call for entries
Deadline: 15 March 2012

International creative project “The Blue Waters”
in Palanga/Lithuania – 6-20 May 2012

Application form

Short project description
The aim of the project “The Blue Waters” is to look at the Sea as a part of historical context of contemporary culture. Historic events by the water were frequently fatal for the dialogues amongst cultures to spread. For example, 650 years ago in Ukraine, united army of Grand Duchy of Lithuania won against Mongol-Tatar Horde and this way Europe was saved from their aggression. Grand Duchy of Lithuania soon after this battle became the biggest state in Europe at that time: uniting nations between the Baltic to the Black seas.

Seas and the great waters always invite to open up for other cultures, exotic worlds and mystic places. The sea can also become an incentive force for inner life or the reminder of mythical images. Finding the shelter near the sea for many artists can be a great opportunity to reflect on the past or on the perspectives and horizons of the future.
The aims of the participants of this project are to express this cultural significance of seas and great waters in their own way, to foster intercultural dialog, to remember and rethink links amongst cultures and nations of the Baltic and the Black seas. Also, to reveal value of the waters in human attitude, to share their thoughts about known and unknown distances and depths in external and inner sense.

Artists from Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Great Britain and other states and nations of the great waters are invited to participate in this project.

Organizer: Lithuanian Artists’ Association (LAA)
Project time: May 6-20, 2012
Place: Lithuanian Artists‘ Association residency house in Palanga city (Baltic seaside)
Application deadline: 15 March, 2012

Application form

Application should be sent to:
Lithuanian Artists’ Association / Lietuvos dailininkų sąjunga, Vokiečių g. 4/2, LT-01130 Vilnius, Lithuania
or by e-mail

For further information: Eglė Bertašienė, Information and project department,
ph. +370 5 2621996, fax: +370 5 2621986, e-mail:

The organizer obligates to provide
Working conditions:
*15 artists from Lithuania and abroad will be invited to the project.
* one framework with canvas (120×100 cm)
* main painting materials (aprox. 30 eu for every artist)
* at the end of project to present art works in the exhibition
Living conditions:
*separate single apartments (free accommodation)
*common studios place
*provided meals (twice per day)

The artists obligate to provide:
* have to cover their traveling (round-trip) expenses
* have to bring other (specific) tools
*provide theirs own health insurance and visas (if it is requested)

For application please send:
fill in and signed application form
Application form
4-5 photos of painting examples

The organizers will inform the selected candidates and send them invitations till 22 March, 2012