In this episode of the Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE) podcast, Ormston House’s Niamh Brown speaks with independent curator and founder of the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LTMKS), Lina Rukevičiūtė.
The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LTMKS) is an artist-run organisation that has more than 140 members and belongs to the Lithuanian Art Creators’ Association. Established in 1997, the organisation works to unite emerging and established artists through exhibitions, events, residencies and publications. In April 2022 Rukevičiūtė co-curated their Schools & Gardens programme; a week-long exchange between members from ARNE and Independent Initiatives Baltics (IIB) networks at SODAS 2123, Vilnius. IIB is an emergent network for independently run spaces in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. In this episode, Niamh and Lina discuss their work and their involvement in the ARNE project.
About Artist-Run Network Europe:
Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE) was a European project with focus on artist-run initiatives co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. In the course of two and a half years (October 2020–April 2023) the project hosted a range of activities, including exhibitions, conferences, workshops and lectures. The aim of ARNE was to strengthen the self-organised artist-run sector in Europe with focus on local and international cooperation, and to create a simple information framework for art professionals and art students, namely through a collaborative online platform, Artist-Run Resource Centre (ARRC).
Ormston House’s involvement in the ARNE project was co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick Arts Office.
Partners: Candyland, Stockholm (SE), Ormston House (IE), The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association, Vilnius (LT), >top – Association for the Promotion of Cultural Practice, Berlin (DE), The Syndicate of Creatures, Copenhagen (DK), The Alternative Art Guide, The Hague (NL), and Totaldobre, Riga, (LV).
Associated Partners: Artist-Run Alliance, Berlin/Tel Aviv (DE/IL), Aarhus Center for Visual Art/Juxtapose Art Fair, Aarhus (DK), Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm (SE), Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair (SE)