All professional artists and the galleries representing them were able to apply before the 19 June deadline. The initiative is open to all sorts of mediums, including painting, graphics, ceramics, sculpture, videography and photography. Each artist can have one piece exhibited on one of the billboards.
A commission set up specifically for the initiative selected the works of the 100 participants featured in the open-air exhibition, but there are even more pieces in the online gallery. The selection board members were as follows:
Photos of each work of art are printed and exhibited on 100 different outdoor billboards in the centre of Vilnius. A virtual map of the exhibition has also been published on the site so that residents of Vilnius and guests can easily find them.
No, the artists decided which works to submit themselves.
No, this project is free. JCDecaux Lietuva provided the outdoor billboards and the Municipality of Vilnius took care of the printing costs. The city also made sure that as many residents of Vilnius and guests to the city as possible can see this exhibition.
The Municipality of Vilnius, together with the billboard company JCDecaux Lietuva, are responsible for organising the project.
Quarantine has limited the ability of artists to access their fans, so the Art Needs no Roof project allows artwork to be exhibited to a wider audience, including potential buyers, both in Lithuania and abroad.
Buyers can contact the artists directly to purchase their works. The prices and contacts for each piece are indicated in the virtual gallery next to each exhibit.