CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 21 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.

CIRRUS Leadership Meeting 2024

Cirrus leadership meeting at VAA, Lithuania
April 11-12th, 2023
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(it’s possible to pay with credit card or request an invoice)
Price per person: 250 EUR.


About the Seminar:
This seminar offers a unique platform for leaders of CIRRUS network universities to connect, share experiences, and tackle common leadership challenges in higher education design. It’s an exclusive opportunity to delve into sensitive leadership topics in a confidential setting, something you might not be able to do with your peers.

In line with CIRRUS board’s decision, we will welcome one representative from each institution. Our focus will be on the nuances of leadership roles, personal challenges as leaders, and fostering a supportive network among our peers.

April 10th (optional)

19:00  Dinner for early commers (on your own expense)
(Location: Rotonda (Barboros Radvilaitės g. 6A, Vilnius 01124 Lithuania)

Day 1/ Thursday  April 11th 

(Address: Maironio g. 3-112, Vilnius)
10:00  Personalized welcome coffee & snacks. Introductions.
10:30  Welcome word by Rector Ieva Skauronė
10:40  Reflections from Oslo, Rachel Troye & Ruth Melioranski

12:00-13:30 LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP by  Alisa Miniotaite 

13:30-14:30 Lunch break. Be prepared to construct your lunch.
14:30-16:00 continuation of the workshop
16:00-17:00 time to rest and refresh
17:00 leaving Vilnia Hotel

17:30-18:30 Cultural experience: visit to Mo Museum (Address: Pylimo g. 17, 01141 Vilnius)
19:00 degustation dinner at Demoloftas (Address:T. Ševčenkos g. 16A, Vilnius)


Day 2/ Friday April 12th
(Maironio g. 3, Vilnius)

09:00-10:00 morning exercise: tour around Vilnius Academy of Arts
10:00-11:30 Hands-on workshop: Let’s get dirty and learn new skills! Reflect on Day 1. Collective creation.
11:30-12:30 Meeting to discuss future plans

12:30 Lunch
Departure at your own discretion. 

Suggestion for the hotel:
Vilnia Hotel, which is the closest hotel to VAA.
Single bedroom – 78 euro + 2 euro city tax per night, breakfast included
Classic double bedroom – 88 euro + 4 euro city tax per night, breakfast included

There are rooms secured till March 15th, 2024. Ple 21ase contact for the reservation and mention the code CIRRUS2024.

Another option very close to the VAA campus is Shakespeare Hotel (prices from 80 Eur per night).

Organising Team:
Audronė Drungilaitė:
Ieva Skauronė:
Rachel K. B. Troye:
Practical Information:

Sandra Mell – CIRRUS Network Secretary Email: