ColLab
Vaults Friends
Permanent programme of workshops at The Vaults Art Production Centre. Every six months, we invite designers, artists, architects, musicians and filmmakers to become The Vaults’ residents and implement their projects in our workshops. They can also try their hand at collaborative production.
ColLab participants can use any of the Vaults' equipment; they are provided with the necessary materials.
This is a membership programme for creative professionals, designed to admit 50–100 people per year. The aim of the Vaults Friends is to provide a wide circle of creative specialists with a place to put their ideas into practice with the help of high-tech professional equipment available at the Vaults.
Once their application is approved, the member of Vaults Friends is given access to all the workshop equipment with no time restrictions. You can bring any necessary supplies with you.
The duration of your membership depends on the time required to realise your project.
Grants for the implementation of members' projects are not provided.
Specialists working at the Vaults will be happy to help members to realise their projects.
Vaults Friends can admit up to 100 people every year.
How to apply
How to apply
To apply for the participation in the ColLab programme, you will need to wait for the next Open Call, register and send us information about yourself, as well as an essay and a sketch of the project you would like to implement in the Vaults workshops.
On the basis of the applications, the V-A-C committee of experts will select up to 10 programme participants for the next six months.
The selection criteria are experimental field of research, originality of the project and possibility to implement it using the Vaults' equipment.
The ColLab programme does not cover travel or living expenses for participants from other cities.
The copyright for the works produced in the course of ColLab belongs to its creators. Works may be used in V-A-C projects with the consent of the authors.
A scholarship and payment for the participants' accommodation are not provided.

The next Open Call is due to start in 2022. Stay tuned for the announcement!
To apply for membership in Vaults Friends, you need to register at the link below on this page and send information about your professional experience and an essay with a sketch of the work that you plan to accomplish in the Workshops. You can apply to join Vaults Friends at any time.
Selection criteria: quality and relevance of the project to the overall vision of GES–2, possibility of realizing the project in the Workshops, readiness to spend up to 7 hours a week in the Vaults.
The selection of participants is conducted by the V-A-C curators.

Applications will be accepted in January 2022.
Grant for materials:
up to 500 000 Rub
Scholarship:
not provided
Number of participants:
up to 10 people
Grant for materials:
not provided
Scholarship:
not provided
Number of participants:
up to 100 people
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