Open call for artists!

Ongoing invitation: for 2023 exhibitions at the VAA (Vilnius Academy of Arts) textile gallery Artifex (April-December).

Information for exhibitors

We give priority to textile art (fiber art) and design exhibition contributions from the artists from Lithuania and from abroad! Also the guiding object at the core of the gallery’s focus lays materiality in all its reflexive and physical forms. It welcomes projects that engage in the topic in a variety of ways: from sound to cloth, from object to text, from thought to action. Thus, Artifex seeks the re-discovery of textile under new and creative terms and in unexpected and ever-changing circumstances.


The applications for the exhibitions to be held in 2023 (April-December, 2023) are expected until the 16th of December, 2023 (we will announce our decision by contacting everyone personally by email until the 31st of January, 2023). Applications will be selected by the gallery selection committee.

About the gallery

Artifex is a Vilnius Academy of Arts - affiliated gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania, with a focus on contemporary textile (art and design), broadly-interpreted. It frequently features exhibitions by the Academy’s staff and students as well as prominent international artists, collective exhibitions and collaborations. Its intimate 36- square- meter space at the heart of the Vilnius Old Town often hosts cultural events and participates in the public life of the city’s artistic scene.

How to apply

All information (the author‘s CV, the concept of exhibition and the visual materials) should be sent to or you can fill online form: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, we will gladly provide the answers to your queries.

Important to know!

Exhibit display fee*: Those who wish to hold exhibitions at VAA Textile Gallery ARTIFEX are charged a maintenance cost fee (weekly fee EUR 150 (VAT included). * Please contact the gallery staff to enquire if you have to pay for your exhibit display. Members of the VAA community including VAA teachers and students of any level as well as alumni students (up to 2 years after graduation) can use the exhibition space FREE OF CHARGE! The gallery also reserves the right not to charge artists invited at the gallery’s own initiative an exhibit display fee. The gallery does not cover the cost of living, traveling and transportation of the works.

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