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Open call Cardboardia Lab at Handmade Parade
2016-01-27 | design internship, events

Open Call!

Open call from January 2016 for participation in Cardboardia Laboratory in borders of «Handmade Parade» on territory UK (Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire)!

co-commissioned by Yorkshire Festival and and Creative Scene

During period 10 - 29 June  - we will develop Cardboardia column for Handmade Parade and will open Cardboardia Embassy in West Yorkshire town. We come up with the idea of wonderfulstory, full of stupidity, games and life cardboard creatures. And show it to a wider audience.

Main event - 26 June (Sunday) - Handmade Parade (

Carboardia Laboratory workshop opens enrollment for unique internship that includes two modules:

Module 1 - "Designing costumes and objects for interactive performances" -  design of performance, creation of big and small objects, creation of cardboard and paper  costumes - under the leadership of the Minister of Education of Cardboardia, Olesya Kandalintseva, Cardboardia Space Minister - Artem Gapurov and «Made in Cardboardia» workshop  leading artist – Timofey Moskovkin.

Module 2 - "Street performance, communication and interaction with the public" - interaction, performance, management  of big scale events - under the leadership of Tyran of Cardboardia, Sergey Korsakov (Russia, Cardboardia).  Co-curating by Andrew Kim, puppeteer and artistic director of Handmade Parade (England). 

Who may be interested?

Module 1 - "Designing costumes and objects for interactive performances"

We  invite to participation beginning artists, designers, architects, photographers, students of pedagogical colleges and everyone who is interested in making art.  Take part in our intensive practical course - which will teach you the basics of cardboard- modeling and making performances with people. The course is optimal as practice internship for students.

Module 2 - "Street performance, organization and communication with public for bigginers"

Suitable for actors, performers, directors, clowns as well as event managers/producers who would like both get new interesting  experience of  creating performance from the very beginning and improvisation and take part in the organization of the process. Organizers who would like to develop skills interacting with the public in the process of street and spectacle performance are welcome to apply. Your training in performance and management is considered but not critical in our selection. 

This is an opportunity to take part in creating real projects where you will deliver unexpected tasks with delightful consequences.  The way you are involved in participation depends on your desires, talents and diligence. For the experienced specialists the internship can become a base for experiments, public realisation of art plans, research for new directions. For the students and beginners the internship can become an opportunity to make first steps and a place where you will be evaluated by your results, not your diploma and portfolio.

What we are doing

During our internship program participants will learn and improve their skills: 

-      creating a visual concept of objects/costumes

-      sketching

-      making objects

-      working with cardboard

-      working up some plans of realisation an actions

-      making a script of an action based on offering conception

-      realisation of an action according to script

-      public performance, communication with the audience


If you want to join you need:

-      fill the application form online -

-      accomplish a task, that you will receive during 10 days after sending the form.

-      go through online interview  (time and date will confirmed individually)

-      arrive to Hebden Bridge after 10 June, laborartory in period 10 June - 28 th June

participation is free

Participants are responsible for their own food and travel costs to Hebden Bridge, England. Participants from Kirklees area can apply to Creative Scene project for travel and other costs support.

Participants are reponsible for any necessary travel visas. 

Workshop venue: Unit 5 Victoria Works, Victoria Road

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8LN, England

Planed working hours, 11am- 7pm. Schedule will be specified during the online interview.

According to the results of internship our participants get a chance to become part or full-time members of "Made in Cardboardia team"- in UK, Europe or Russia.

It limited numbers of participents we accept, please fill this online form:

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Open call Cardboardia internship at Summer residence
2016-05-28 | design internship, events


mass culture factory

The internship started, so ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED NOW. Thanks to all who applied!  

July 16 we invite you on the grand opening of Toy Cardboard Town - you'll find there lots of cardboard, nature, music and special program from Personages. Join our experiment and call your friends! 


Made in Cardboardia workshop and Ziferblat summer residence ( open enrollment for unique field internship, divided in two modules:

- Communication, performance with elements of management – curator Sergey Korsakov (Cardboardia)
- Design of performance, creation of props and costumes from cardboard and paper – curator Olesya Kandalintseva (Cardboardia)

We announce recruitment for positions in the Administration of Toy Cardboard Town at the Ziferblat summer residence: chief architect, mayor and several builders. The purpose of this internship is to find new Personages of Cardboardia that are interested in project work in Cardboardia Embassy on the territory of Dvoryaninovo village.

Workshop venue: Dvoryaninovo village, Zaokskiy district, Tula region. Accommodation – camping (free of charge) or Ziferblat houses.

Dates: from 11 to 17 July 2016. July 16 will be a grand opening of Toy Cardboard Town.


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Hebden Bridge Cardboardia Embassy
2016-07-22 | design internship, events
Tyran and bureaucrats
Photo © Ian Hodgson
The Personages of Cardboardia (along with their Tyran) have returned from the UK bursting with new experience, emotions and stories!

This year Cardboardia Personages (citizens) joined the 9th annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade. From 27th May to 26th June, together with Handmade parade lead artists, local families and amazing "Made in Cardboardia" interns, we created a response on the parade's theme - flood in Hebden Bridge on the last Christmas! Tyran's propose was to show not only natural mud that come from earth and sky, but other kind of mud that come from minds and lives of people. We created Mobile Town with a central statue of The Giant Toilet accompanied by polluting tubes, chimneys, vehicles and even a group of bureaucrats - everything that makes life so full of... unclean matter.... The answer on this mud production was the second Utopian Mobile Town with The Big Tree as a central object, where huge red vacuum cleaner, surrounded by robots-gardeners, tried really hard to protect town ecology from these bureaucratic humans!
On this very day 26 June, as Handmade Parade was getting to its final stage, at the grand opening of the Embassy of Cardboardia several government appointments were made. Andrew Kim was officially designated as the Minister of the Union! The Tyran personally wrote him a Bank of Cardboardia cheque worth 100 Bad Tastes to support the further creation of Cardboardia on the territory of Hebden Bridge. This day was also marked by the creation of the new, highly important post of Prime Bureaucrat (which was immediately taken by Richard Coaten). Meanwhile, Plamen Georgiev granted himself the position of Tyran’s Adviser, and that was a very positive step because the Tyran likes it when people just get on and do what they feel is important! Also we were very pleased to see a long, long queue right in front of the Embassy, formed by people wanting to become Personages of Cardboardia, so that they can get a Personage Permit (citizenship) of Cardboardia. (If you want to see some great photographs from the festival, check this album!)
All this became possible because of the main Personages and friends of Cardboardia who were there! We want to express our gratitude for this opportunity to people involved in Parade.
Andrew Kim, the Artistic Director of Handmade Parade and now also the Minister of Union, who made it all possible! Nancy Barrett, the director of Creative Scene; Matt Burman, the Artistic Director of Yorkshire Festival; Stephen Coates, the Minister of Complaints and Small Revolutions (and ex-Cardboardia Ambassador to the UK); Olesya Kandalintseva, the Minister of Education in Cardboardia; Timofey Moskovkin, the Minister of the Warehouse; Ulya Gromova (not a Minister but an important Personage); interns of "Made In Cardboardia" training  - Sarah Celeghin, Lottie Smith, Amy Hegarty, Francheska Nekrasova, Nina Sergeeva; and of course, Sue Walpole, Kerith Ogden and Fran Sierevogel, Jude Wadley, Kath McGrath, Thea Soltau the main team of Handmade Parade with whom we were very happy to work and spend time!

Thank you all for making it so great and so real!

Obviously, we have no intention to stop and abandon our new Personages of Cardboardia! The UK Cardboardia Embassy in Hebden Bridge will get to work immediately, and we are planning to create and develop big materializations of Cardboardia in the UK in 2017 and 2018 with Cardboard Towns and National Celebrations!  

Through all this magic, mystery and mayhem we hope to create better understanding of Cardboardia culture in England!
Cardboardia is a State of Mind, a country without borders, a Union of Art and Heart
If you want to Materialize Cardboardia - please email
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Cardboardia internship at the Ziferblat dacha
2016-07-29 | design internship, events

Cardboardia Embassy

"Made in Cardboardia" workshop and Ziferblat summer residence ( open enrollment for unique field internship, divided in two modules:

- Communication, performance with elements of management – curators Sergey Korsakov and Alexandra Lovyannikova (Cardboardia)
- Design of performance, creation of props and costumes from cardboard and paper – curator Igor Lev (Cardboardia)

"My perception of Cardboard has totally changed" (Olga Vasenko, design of performance)

"Internship in Cardboardia is like a two-week creativity camp where you can search for your place and role by yourself" (Yulia Ershova, performance with elements of management)

"Through 2 weeks (of which I was present only 5 days) I learned from Tyran more than through the years of my whole work experience" (Nastya Straumal, performance with elements of management)

"Large-scale, high quality, unique" (Elena Kalinina, performance with elements of management)

That's what people say after going on adventure with glue guns, cardboard tubes and timings.

In July we introduced our first summer residence internship, that ended up with a grand opening of the Cardboardia Embassy at "Ziferblat" dacha. You can have a look at how it was here (caution - a lot of Suprematism!).

Now, feeling more comfortable in the company of cows, goats, vast fields and forests, we're planning a large-scale performance of the Harvest Festival on one of the fields of the "Farm for Life". This time we go big and wiдl try new forms and create a performanсe with huge cardboard objects! We're going to melt the Day of Tyran's Giant Creatures with fertility theme, investigate old rituals and create new ones, live in atmosphere of creative escapism and controlled mayhem! If you feel you have enough of desire and stamina to create things non-stop for a week - maybe this internship is exactly what you need. 

Workshop venue: Dvoryaninovo village, Zaokskiy district, Tula region. Accommodation – camping (free of charge). 

Dates: from 20 to 28 August 2016. August 27 will be the Harvest Festival.

To apply, please fill in the form:

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Harvest Festival of Cardboardia
2016-08-12 | announcement, events

opening of the Cardboardia Embassy

On the last Saturday of August we will celebrate Harvest Festival of Cardboardia at the “Ziferblat” dacha!

When: August 27 from 14:00 to 18:00
Where: Dvoryaninovo village, Cardboardia Embassy, 109km from Moscow, 1,5 hours by car 

Admission is free. We ask you to register so we can understand in advance how many guests to expect (and also be able to give you feedback!)

By the lake we will show new performance, starring a tractor operated by a farmer Alexander. Before and after the performance - grill from the restaurant "Mark and Lev", smithy of Lev Ogibenin, master-class on baking homemade bread from Eugenia Lomonosova, excursion in "Edible Forest" with Sergey Grishin and, of course, construction of the Cardboard Town for Toys together with Personages of Cardboardia.

Everyone can become a guest star!
Don’t forget you’re entering nature’s domain and may need to bring with you a sun hat, comfortable shoes and an umbrella.

Venue: Dvoryaninovo village, Zaokskiy district, Tula region. 

To join “Made in Cardboardia” internship (20-28 August) in preparation for the Festival! You can apply (beofre 18 August) here:

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