Expanding Space: Out of the Centre

Expanding Space is a large-scale continuation of the V–A–C project of the same name in 2015-16, whereby contemporary artists developed works for the urban environment, producing pieces from scaffolding to street signs and metro station installations. This time round, selected artists are working further afield on the outskirts of the city, with a variety of local institutions and associations including libraries, cinemas, chess clubs, public squares and houses of culture, in order to get to know these communities and create new cultural opportunities.

The main goal of ‘Expanding Space: Out of the Centre’ is to broaden the focus of existing local activities towards more open and social participative practices as well as exploring their potential and meaning within the local context. V–A–C will run seven programmes over several months, which will see musicians, theatre directors, filmmakers and performers work together with residents of the different Moscow districts.

Website of the project (Russian only)

GES-2 Open Calls

Dance procession "I Think You Imagined It"
GES-2 House of Culture announces an open call for the project I Think You Imagined It - a dance procession directed by choreographer Tatiana Chizhikova and artist Polina Bakhtina.

We invite experienced dancers, performers and actors with backgrounds ranging from classical ballet and theatre to contemporary performance art. Experience in vocal performance will be an asset.

"I Think You Imagined It" will be a two-hour-long dance assembly combining elements of ballet, rave, folk dance and buffoonery, as well as choir singing and sports parade, and will take place in November 2021.There will be only 10 rehearsals, so we expect the applicants to be quick learners. The participants will be paid.

Please send the completed application form and signed non-disclosure agreement to vampokazalos@v-a-c.org

Terms and conditions

Agreement form

Application form

(in Russian, as only Russian citizens are eligible)

Application period: 5-18 August
Casting: 27 August
Rehearsal period: October-November 2021. Invitations and dates of the rehearsals will be sent to winners no later than 5 September
The Festival of Play and Games
Open Call for the Festival of Play and Games What Are The Rules? has come to an end!

We are the team of the Festival of Play and Games, which will be held at GES-2 House of Culture in January 2022. In June, we have announced an open call for game creators who are ready to look into how we can play together by our own rules and invent new backyard games. Thanks to everyone who sent us their entries and concepts, – it was really fun and quite challenging to choose from them. We made this choice together with Raimundas Malašauskas and Lubov Gurarius, the judges of the open call.

We are pleased to present you the shortlist and the winners.

Michal Stefan Grelewski, St. Petersburg
Elena Gorlatova, Moscow
Anastasia Prudayeva, Salekhard
Ekaterina Finkelshtein, Moscow
Bella Talovskaya and Vita Khan, Moscow
I want to be Sokov, Chelyabinsk
Roman Mineev, Krasnoyarsk
Anastasia Galanina and Leonid Prokofyev, Moscow
Ekaterina Avgustenyak, St. Petersburg

Family Movable Game: Michal Stefan Grelewski, St. Petersburg
Performative game: I want to be Sokov, Chelyabinsk
Text-based roleplay game: Ekaterina Avgusteniak, St. Petersburg
Special mention: Anastasia Galanina and Leonid Prokofiev, Moscow

See you at the festival!
Katya + Dima + Olya

Photo: Sofia Korotaeva
ColLab programme of the Vaults Artistic Production Centre invites designers, artists, architects, musicians, and filmmakers to apply for a 6-month artist residence. The artists-in-residence will have creative freedom to implement their projects and participate in collective production by using the Centre’s state of the art equipment, and will be provided with necessary materials.

The first ColLab Vaults Open Call attracted 209 personal and group entries.

V-A-C experts selected 10 finalists

Photo: Gleb Leonov
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