I am a Thing-Finder, and when you’re a Thing-Finder you don’t have a minute to spare…The whole world is full of things, and someone needs to find them. And that’s what a Thing-finder does.”

“Pippi Longstocking” by Astrid Lindgren



Between 2 and 7 July 2019, in the village of Gorna Lipnitsa, the tenth edition of The Old School art residency will be held with the motto “Generation ‘I Create’”. As is evident from the title, the focus this year will be on art created by children, following the idea that every child is an artist. With this edition the organizers of the residency direct their efforts and the attention of the public towards encouraging the creative potential of the children with the purpose of developing and applying this potential to their future activity in any sphere of life.

Dozens of schools from all around the country will take part in this edition: Batik School with leader Zlatka Bobeva, city of Burgas; Art Line School, town of Kazanlak with leaders Vanya Zapranova and Rosen Donchev; Enkaustika Art Studio and Applied Arts, city of Gabrovo with leader Rumen Trifonov; Pictorial Arts School with the Bratstvo 1884 Community Centre, town of Pavlikeni with leader Martin Petrov, Children – Artists of Gorna Lipnitsa School with leader Plamen Petrov.

“Generation ‘I Create’” will be held with active interaction between the local community and the children – all activities and workshops will be open to visitors free of charge. During their stay, the participants in the children’s art residency will be free to explore the village and the natural environment by turning them into an object of their creative work.

The art residency will have a diverse accompanying program, accentuating Bulgarian traditions and local landmarks and will end with a closing exhibition in Gorna Lipnitsa where the children will present their works before the people of the village and the region.

The event will be held with the financial support of Pavlikeni Municipality.


Gorna Lipnitsa Municipality, Zora – 1887 Community Centre, Plamen Petrov, Darina Palova and Dimitar Palov.


Events that can be attended:

05 July 2019 /Friday/:

Opening of the photo exhibition of Irena Asenova – a participant of the previous editions of the residency – 6:30 p.m. – the building of the community centre.

Presentation of the folklore ritual “Invitation of the Godfather” by the authentic folklore group “The Lipnitsa Way” – 7 p.m. – in the village square.

Rock concert of the band “Flight” – the town of Pavlikeni – 9:30 p.m. – in the town square.

06 July 2019 /Saturday/:

Closing exhibition of the art residency – 7 p.m. – in the schoolyard.

Performance – reenactment of the “Hadzhi Dimitar” poem by the famous Bulgarian poet Hristo Botev, presented by children from Gorna Lipnitsa – 9 p.m. – in the schoolyard.



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