PI “Raudondvaris Manor” implemented project “Raudondvaris Manor stables arrangement for arts incubator activities” during the period of 2009-2015. Project aim was to arrange manor stables for art incubator activities and create conducive conditions for young artists to work, present their works to public and develop art related businesses. Total project value: 3.178.965, 81 Eur. Results. Raudondvaris Manor stables were arranged and 2085.66 m2 of premises were adapted for art incubator activities. It has 500 seats mobile theater and concert hall, art and photography gallery. Residents can use 68 % of the premises to work in creative studios, workshops, rehearsal rooms. Art incubator welcomes small and medium business entities, young artists that specialize in the development of music, stage performances, photography and other forms of fine arts, crafts. In addition, after project implementation, local community is more involved into the process of creative industries and cultural needs of community are being formed. Art incubator as an entrepreneurship education center in the field of arts contributes to the improvement of economic and social well-being in Kaunas District.
Cooperation. Raudondvaris Manor art incubator opening led to the partnership with local authority, Lithuania’s main culture and art organizations such as National Kaunas drama theater, Kaunas State musical theater, Kaunas State philharmonic, Lithuanian photography union of the Lithuanian art photographers, internationally famous accordionist Martynas Levickis. Together with these partners art incubator implements various professional cultural projects. Raudondvaris manor also develops cultural partnerships with neighbors from Poland, Latvia, Belarus, also Ukraine in participation in projects (Interreg, Europe for Citizens, etc.)
Events. Lithuanian cultural partners organize theater performances, music festivals such as “Kaunas Jazz”, “Pažaislis music festival”, “Christoph music festival”, “Operetta in Kaunas castle”, many various artistic events, award ceremonies, conferences take place. Traditional feasts: National day (July 6th), Kaunas district Christmas tree lighting.