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Sustainable beginning of 2022: we start using electricity from 100% renewable energy sources for production processes!
We‘ll try to be a real example and a source of inspiration for other market participants to develop energy-sustainable and environmentally friendly businesses.
We are socially responsible company that cares - we do think about needs of people that has less luck than others and we do a lot about it.
For care of employment of disabled people, for encouraging children from social risk families or disabled children to draw, for being responsible for our environment Company got Socially Responsible Business Award 2018.
More than half of our employees are disabled people. We endeavor them to feel valuable, advantageous, needed. We encourage them to learn. All employees can participate in decision making of the company.
We encourage personal development and knowledge seeking. We are permanently supporting various organizations, contests with our products and actively participate in social activities. Since 2018 we have started to provide art lessons to ill, disabled or children form socially sensitive groups. Every year we dedicate production of a few thousand Euros for charity projects. For more information about our charity projects - look below.
Support for Ukrainian refugee families
We brought watercolor and painting pads, sketchbooks and notebooks for Ukrainian refugee families, that are staying at Vilnius Children care home in Antakalnis.
Art therapy for Ukrainian women
Together with initiative „Sisters for siters“ all May we continue with Art therapy classes for Ukrainian women. Art therapy takes place at SM LT Art Meetpoint every Monday and every second Thursday. We take care about the premises, paper and drawing materials, small gifts, paper products for children.
Money support for social initiative "Our hearts and hands - for Ukraine!" at aukok.lt portal.
Products for USK London
All products after we showed them at „London Stationery show“ we gave to Urban sketchers London chapter. Products will be intoroduced to and used by the members of the chapter.
Art therapy for Ukrainian women
Together with initiative „Sisters for siters“ we organize continuous Art therapy classes for Ukrainian women. Art therapy takes place at SM LT Art Meetpoint every Monday and every second Thursday. We take care about the premises, paper and drawing materials, small gifts, paper products for children.
Supporting Ukrainian pets
Supporting VšĮ „Gyvūnų gerovės iniciatyvos“ with our warehouse capabilities: things, needed for Ukrainian pet support, will be stored in our warehouse.
Supporting Ukrainian children – „Ukrainian children in Lithuania“
Every Saturday initiative „Українські діти у Литві - Ukrainos vaikai Lietuvoje“ invites Ukrainian children to come to the Center of Contemporary arts and have various activities together. During April and begining of May we brought paper and drawing pads several times.
Supporting Ukrainian artists
One more package left to Poland for our friend - refugee from Ukraine.
Support for IWS Azerbaijan initiative
IWS (International Watercolor society) Azerbaijan branch has organized international online exhibitipon "Love & Peace" to support Ukrainian people. We brought prizes for leading artists of this exhibition.
Supporting Ukrainian children – „Ukrainian children in Lithuania“
Every Saturday initiative „Українські діти у Литві - Ukrainos vaikai Lietuvoje“ invites Ukrainian children to come to the Center of Contemporary arts and have various activities together. For this initiative we brought paper, that was hanged on the wals and big pictures were created. We also donated drawing materials - pencils, crayons, gouache, acrylics. And invited a couple of our partners to support this initiative too.
Ukrainian children support – MRU student center
We brought materials for school - sketchbooks, exercise books, vocabularies, paper - for those Ukrainian children, who came to Mykolas Romeris University Student center.
Supporting Tarandė communkity initiative
Tarande community supports Ukrainian children and gathers various things for war refugees. Our support - materials for school.
Supporting Ukrainian artists
We contacted our Ukrainian friends-artists. Some of them had to leave their home or even country. We sent their beloved sketchbooks to their new adressess. Sketchbooks were sent to Moldova, Poland, Ukraine.
Art therapy in Poland
Polish artist Kasia Jedrys Siuda is making Art therapy classes for Ukrainian children and adults. We have sent paper for these Art therapy classes.
Supporting Taikos community
Taikos community is a place where children form social risk families spend their time after school. At the moment there are about 20 children comming every day. For their after school art activities we have brought drawing and colored paper.
Art fair support
In response to the war in Ukraine Vilnius Academy of Art is organizing Art fair. All money, gathered during this fair is transfered to organization "Blue and Yellow". We decided to sell 10 amazing Mugur Popa's watercolor artworks, that we got as a present from him. We also brought blue and yellow colored paper and big size thick paper for making supportive signs.
We also support Ukraine with money. Made transfers to organization "Blue and yellow" and social initiative "Our hearts and hands - for Ukraine!" at aukok.lt portal.
Support of event that was canceled
We are close friends with Ukrainian IWS Branch. We agreed on being sponsors of online exhibition "Snow Snow". Products for workshops and prizes traveled to Lviv, but the event, unfortunately, coulnd't start due to the war.
In early February 2022 we supported VšĮ „Alfa centras“ with drawing and watercolor pads. These products will be used in art therapy for people that are healing from various addictions.
IWS Globe 10th Anniversary event sponsors in Ukraine
In January 2022 IWS Globe is celebrating 10th Anniversary. For this occation many IWS branches have related events. We are proud sponsors of workshops in Ukraine - participants used SM LT Art paper pads.
IWS Globe Anniversary events in Azerbaijan
IWS Globe Anniversary events were held in Azerbaijan too. We gave prizes to the drawing contest winners and gifts for watercolor masters, that had workshops at the event.
IWS Globe Anniversary events in UAE
Sponsors of IWS Globe Anniversary events in UAE.
Support for Art4You organization in Ukraine
At the begining of December we have sent a big pacakge of sketchbooks to Ukrainian organization Art4You. Art4You takes care of disabled children and adults, provides art related activities to them. We have sent 120 pcs. of different products. Our partners in Ukraine also joined us with this initiative with their products. All materials will be used in art related activities.
Identically to last year, this year we also didn't sent any gifts to our partners from different countries around the World. All mount of money, that we would spend for those gifts we donated to dog shelter Dogspotas.
Christmas Presents for the Deaf people
We prepared Christmas gifts - sketchbooks and notebooks for Vilnius Daef people organization. In total, 160 gifts were prepared.
Support for kittens
Support for kittens, i.e. PI "Naminukai", was transferred for 1 project carried out on time.
Mugur Popa project in Romania
Our friend Mugur Popa have started new project with Cultural Center Unesco in Bucharest, Romania. During this project Mugur will paint 100 pictures with various places of Bucharest. All his works on our 100 % cotton watercolor pads from PRO line. All 100 pictures can be found in Mugur's Facebook account (@mugur popa).
Support for refugee children
We took drawing paper, school books, coloured paper and folders to the children of refugees who started their training.
Support for kindergarten
We supported Vilnius kindergarten "Vėtrungė" with drawing paper.
Support for kittens
Support for kittens, i.e. PI "Naminukai", was transferred for 2 projects carried out on time.
Support for burnt-out house
With school supplies, we supported a family that is raising a school-age girl and had lost a all their things in a fire.
Budapest in Acquarello event
September 17-19 In Budapest, our friends at IWS Hungary held an exhibition of works. On the opening weekend of the exhibition there was a workshop, presentations were read, the most beautiful works were collected. We have established prizes for exhibitors, speakers and authors of works that were most liked by visitors. In the workshop IWS Romania representative Ovidiu Iovanel painted on the products sent by us. Our partners in Hungary have introduced our products to visitors.
Calligraphy workshops in Poland
On 12 September, calligraphy studio Nice Letter Studio held calligraphy workshops. During them, participants tested our products for printing.
Gifts for freshmen of Vilnius Academy of Arts
As every year, at the beginning of September we contributed to the gift basket for freshmen of Vilnius Academy of Arts.
Kids drwing contest in Romania
27 August. Proud to be sponsors of Romanian children drawing contest "Child's soul" with the topic "My Fantastic World". Look how many "fantastic Worlds" were created! Thanks to Voluntar de Balotești for organization.
Watercolor workshop in Ukraine
On 25 August,, as a part of exhibition "Our Wonderful World", one of the watercolor masters - Mechislav Mlevskij - had a workshop in Lviv (Ukraine). We provided paper for workshop participants.
Plain-air in Poland
21 August our friends from Poland - Tinta Plastyczna invited to the plain-air in one of the squares of Warsaw. We were responsible for paper variety - so that participants could try as much different types of paper as they wish.
Exhibition and Workshop in Ukraine
20 July International Watercolor Society opened an exhibition. During the exhobition masters of watercolor held workshops at the site. We provided our 100% cotton pads for these workshops.
Baltic Sketching Festival in Latvia
2-4 July our friends Urban Sketchers Riga hosted a sketching festival in Cesis (Latvia). It was mixed festival, as most lectors had online lessons, but there were "live" events in Cesis as well. We provided paper products for all the workshops and prizes for contest participants.
Support for kittens
Support for kittens, i.e. PI "Naminukai", was transferred for the timely execution of 3 projects.
Exhibition closing in Poland
In August 2020, in Lomža (Poland), we supported the plein air – children and young people painted the town and its surroundings. After the event, an exhibition of works was held at the local cultural center. On 18 May, the participants and organizers of the event once again gathered at the Cultural Center to commemorate the closing of the exhibition.
Children's folklore festival in Rumšiškės
22 May In Rumšiškės there was a celebration of children's folklore "Daigelis". We contributed to the gift celebration for the participants.
Support for kittens
Support for kittens, i.e. PI "Naminukai", was transferred for the timely execution of the project.
Sponsors of calligraphy workshops in Poland.
We cooperate with Polish artists. On March 26 – 28, our Polish friends at “Nice Letter Studio” organized a remote workshop for calligraphy lovers. Toolkits were sent to participants by post and contained our products and paper samples.
Support to Vilnius Peace Community
We sent clerical measures to the Vilnius Peace Community, which organizes daytime activities for disadvantaged children. About 12 children attend the centre.
Sponsors of the International Watercolor Competition
The International Watercolor Society held an online drawing competition in Dubai in the categories of children and adults. We are sponsors of the competition – we donate our products to the participants.
We cooperate with Drink and Draw Latvia
We contribute to the initiative of friends from Latvia „Drink and Draw Latvia“ to create boxes of interesting products for painters in watercolor. Examples of Authentic Mixed Media, Traditional Watercolor and Brown Watercolor Paper can be found there.
Support for kittens
For projects done on time, support for kittens was transferred, i.e. PI "Naminukai".
Support for SOS children's villages in Lithuania
In December, we donated drawing and school notebooks, colored cardboard and paper to SOS children's villages in Lithuania.
Christmas gift from company employees - support for a child bitten by a dog
Company employees donated their Christmas gifts to the treatment of the boy Karen, who had been bitten by a dog.
Company gift to business partners - support for animals
We also donated funds for Christmas gifts from business partners this year. They went to an animal shelter @naminukai – the care of stray animals, food, treatment.
Christmas Presents for the Deaf
At the beginning of November we gave out Christmas presents for children and seniors from our warehouse, a total of 165 products. Products (drawing books for children and notes for seniors) will be served before Christmas.
Support for children's homes in Russia
In early November we supported "Good Heart" support centre in Russia, which helps disabled and multi-child families, went to Russia. Our russian partners helped to deliver the support.
Red Nose Initiative
We sent more than 300 pcs to the organization "Red Noses". drawing notebooks PS-10/FM for the Children's Hospital of Santara Clinics.
Online Drink & Draw Event in Latvia
On 20 November, a Drink & Draw event was held in Latvia, with the opportunity to test paper of different colors and textures. Due to quarantine restrictions, the event was held remotely, but paper samples were received by the participants before the event.
Support for residents of Kaunas Social Services Centre
At the end of November, we sent gifts to children living in kaunas social services center (a total of a 19 children) – colored paper, drawing books, folders.
Mugur Popa project - 100 Romanian churches
For about one month our friend Mugur Popa draw 100 Romanian churches. All drawings of the project are drawn on our gifted 300 gsm 100% cotton watercolor paper.
Riga Sketching School Courses
On October 19, our Latvian friends started a 5-week lesson cycle with Riga Sketching School. We set up the prize for the best-proven participant.
Exhibition of painter Anna Bogdanova
From October 5 to 18 October, the AP Gallery in Vilnius hosted the exhibition "Milky Way" of the Anna Bogdanova the AMBASSADOR of the SM·LT Art brand. We were the sponsors of the exhibition.
Events with Mindaugas Baltuška
Our colleague Mindaugas continues creative Wednesdays – events have already moved to SM·LT Art Meetpoint. Takes place every Wednesday at 18.00 @Paveiksliukai. During the events, participants draw on our pads, at the end of the event receive a small memorial gift.
Gifts for freshmen at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts
On the occasion of the beginning of the new school year, we gave the freshmen of Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts notebooks.
Festival of Art for Planet
On September 10 started, our brandambassadors Annos Bogdanovlaunchedthe annual festival Art for Planet. Almost a month-long online festival – 34 teachers, various lessons, sharing experiences, learning.
At the end of September, our German friends Upcrate organized a competition on Instagram. We gave out prizes for competition winners.
Lrytas.lt Contest September 1th Academy
Throughout September, a competition was held by lrytas.lt the Academy of September 1th. As a prize we gave out 100 school drawing books.
Events with Mindaugas Baltuška
On Wednesdays of August, our colleague Mindaugas Baltuška leads the events of creative Wednesday – drawing lessons. Events take place every Wednesday at the MO bistro. Registration is required (see Facebook account @Paveiksliukai). During the events, participants draw on our pads, at the end of the event receive a small memorial gift.
Remote lesson in Portugal
On 8 August, our partners in Portugal organized a remote Urban sketching lesson with the artist @vision_onpaper. Our PRO line watercolor notebook was used.
Free tutorial for łomża children
On August 6th in Łomża, Poland, our partners Paleta Art organized free art classes for the children of the city. We, of course, have contributed paper products.
Creative Wednesdays with Mindaugas Baltuška
On 15 and 22 July, our colleague Mindaugas Baltuška started the drawing lessons. Lessons will continue to take place every Wednesday at the MO bistro. Registration is required (see Facebook account @Paveiksliukai). During the events, participants will draw on our pads, and at the end of the event receive a small memorial gift.
Workshops in France with @stamp_and_color and #haikucards
On July 18, French shop Paper Break and artist Delphine Kehren organized postcard workshops. In the workshop, painting was done on our #haikucards.
Support for kittens
On 15 July, eur 20 of support was transferred to the Public Institution "Naminukai". The money was transferred according to the rule of timely completed projects. The money is intended for the care of stray kittens – food and treatment. The project is continuous.
Summer courses in Cesi, Latvia
On July 4 - 5, our friends from Riga Sketching School organized summer courses in Cesi. At the event, participants painted on our donated 100% cotton watercolor paper also had the opportunity to try out new formats for this paper pad – panoramic and square.
Architecture Student Contest SIKON2020
On 28 June, the SIKON2020 final event took place. SIKON is a competition for ideas for architectural students, established in 1983. We became this events sponsors – we gave out authentic notebooks to the winners of the competition.
Support for kittens
On 12 June, 20 euros in support was paid to the Public Institution “Naminukai”. The money was transferred according to the rule of timely completed projects. The money is intended for the care of stray kittens – food and treatment.
Support lesson in Nemenčinė
On 11 June, we held a free support lesson at the Nemenčinės Children's and Youth Centre. The lesson was led by Mindaugas Baltuška.
Drawing contest forest theme
On a 8 of June, a 5-week Forest Drawing Contest began. Anna Bogdanova, ambassador for our brand, was the organizer of the competition. For five weeks, the contestants drew and published drawings by topic – trees, mushrooms, berries, flowers, and had to draw a title drawing – Amanita. We set up prizes for the winners of the competition and were the only Instagram account posting tasks in english. We also took part in the forest competition last year.
Workshops in Portugal
On 6 of June, our partners in Portugal, Olmar organized online Urban sketching workshops. Workshop manager Pedro Loureiro. This wasn’t the first work for Pedro and workshop with our products. Our products for workshop uses are recommended.
Helping homeless kitties
The right time to make a good job is now! @smltart starts new initiative on May 12th – helping hand for homeless kitties.
How does it work? We manage lots of different projects in our everyday work. Obviously, those projects have clear deadlines. Every time we finish the project on time, our company donates 10 Eur for kitties from VšĮ „Naminukai“. Our first donation is already done. It’s great motivation for us – kitties are waiting for food and medicine!
Picture by Mindaugas Baltuška.
We are sponsors of Cyanotype workshop, that was planned to be held on 14 March. Authentic Oil&acrylic paper is very suitable for this technique. Unfortunately, the event was canceled due to quarantine.
Watercolor workshop in Dubai
On March 9, a watercolor workshop (in Russian) took place in Dubai. During the workshop, participants draw on our watercolor paper from Authentic line pads.
Lettering workshop in Poland
On 7 March, a lettering workshop was held in Warsaw. During the event, participants were able to test our notebooks and learn the secrets of the lettering.
Awards “Good” 2020
February 13 VGTU Architecture faculty student representatives organized annual students works – architecture and industrial design – awards “Good" 2020. The ones who took part and won were awarded with our Authentic Bristol sketchbooks.
28 January 2020. Excusion of 4-grade students from "Saulė" private school attended our factory to see how's paper products made and to know some paper history.
Mugur Popa's visit
27 January 2020 we had a guest in our factory. It's Romanian artist, urbansketcher Mugur Popa. He's attending International plain air "Vilniaus Spalvos". We've provided paper for his works in this plainair.
Workshop in France
11 January 2020 artist @stamp_and_color together with the art shop Paper Break organized workshop of callendar drawing. Callendars were made by hand on our #haikucards. We kindly supported the workshop with the #haikucards.
Albina Appias workshop in the event of Art teacher's association
13 December 2019. Association of art teachers organized conference named "Children discover art". We participated in the event as speakers, company and product presenters. During the event artist Albina Appias presented her unique technique and had a workshop. We participated in the workshop as sponsors - all works were done on our paper pads.
Prizes for kindergarden kontest
November 2019. Our partners UAB Imsema arranged children drawing contest for all kindergardens in Lithuania. We are happy to give prizes for the winners of the contest.
Exhibition in AP Gallery
28 October 2019. AP gallery in Vilnius intorduced exhibition of Latvian artist Dita Lūse. The exhibition is called "Nucleus". We are proud to be sponsors of it.
Art lesson in community „Lobių dirbtuvės“
17 October 2019 we had a chance to meet friendly people from community "Lobių dirbtuvės". It's community of mentally disabled people. We spend more than an hour exploring different drawing techniques and trying different types of paper.
New Art Fest in Sochi (Russia)
3-8 October 2019 Sochi was acapital of art and artists in Russia. Our Brand ambassador in Russia Anna Bogdanova made presentation about our company. Our pads were avialable for festival participants in the testing table zone of the event.
5-8 October 2019. Our frinds Atfiros fotografijos dirbtuvės participated in event „Christmas2Business“, where they presented cards made by cianotype technology. Our Authentic Oil & Acrylic pads were used for making these cards. Oil & Acrylic pads were our present to Atviros fotografijos dirbtuvės.
Urban Sketchers event in Valencia
28 September 2019. We are proud sponsors of Urban Sketchers event in Valencia, Spain.
Autumn Sketching School Riga
27 - 29 September 2019. Our friends from Urban Sketching School Riga held an autumn event. 5 workshops and a couple of sketchwalks. Workshops by Charlene Moreau (France), Alise Kinasta (Latvia) and the organizers - Agnese Aljena and Masha Zhurikova. Watercolor workshop by Alise used all range of our watercolour paper.
Lettering workshop with Tadas Čiūdaras
25 September 2019. Our Calligra[hy & Lettering pads were tested in lettering workshop with tadas Čiūdaras.
Now Japan Festival in Vilnius
10-15 September 2019. Annual festival about Japan and it's culture took place in Vilnius. Our friend Shota Kotake had workshop here and we provided paper for the workshop and prizes for workshop participants.
14-15 September 2019 @artofplanet (our Brand ambassador in Russia Anna Bogdanova) was an organizer of drawing festival. we provided paper for workshops and prizes for participants.
Urban Sketchers Symposium in Amsterdam
24 - 27 July 2019. The 10th internationa Urban Sketcherts Symposium took place in Amsterdam. We had a great opportunity to become sponsors of the event and to see sketching Amsterdam!
Art lesson in Children's hospital
3 July 2019. Together with teacher Ieva (founder of @kitokis) and Mamų unija we arranged art lesson in Children's hospital, oncohematologic unit. Even an hour spent outside the hospital ward is very valuable for children and their Mums. We also brought a big pile of drawing pads for children to practice.
Festival in Moscow - KrugARTsvetka
23 June 2019. Our partners in Russia - company MPM organized art festival in Moscow. Professionals and enthusiasts could attend workshops,lectures, booths. Our brand ambassaror Anna Bogdanova also held a workshop. Participamnts could test products from our Authentic line.
Baltic Sketching Festival in Cesis, Latvia
8 June 2019. Our friends Urban Sketchers Riga invited us to become a part of their Baltic Sketching Festival. The aim of the event was to encourage people to have drawing as a hobby. Participants could win our products as prizes in various contests and try them during workshops.
International Children's Day fest in Fabijoniškės
1 June 2019 International Children's Day fest was held in Fabijoniškės district (Vilnius). Children could attend art lessons where they could draw on our proucts. We also gave our products for charity in this event.
Conference with Art teachers' association (with UAB Imsema)
24 May 2019. Our Golden partner UAB Imsema presented products in conference, held by Lithuanian Art teachers' association. Workshop for art teachers was held there as well. We provided products for the workshop.
18 May 2019 - museum night in Vilnius. We provided paper products for Vytautas Kasiulis Art museum for the workshops held during the event.
Workshop in Olmar megastores in Porto and Sao Joao de Madeira (Portugal)
5 May 2019. Our partners in Portugal - Olmar Megastores, together with @cjanystudio, held workshops for graphics. We provided Authentic Bristol products for these events.
Prizes for drawing marathon with Kunst & Hobi and Drink and draw (Estonia)
3 May 2019. Drawing marathon, organized by Dring and Draw. Our Golden partners in Estonia, Kunst & Hobi, presented prizes for particpants. We joined for prizes too.
Postcard workshop in National Art Gallery
In April 2019 National Art Gallery organizes postcard workshops for youth and for families. Participants made interesting handmade postcards and there was a possibility to send them via traditional post wright in the place. We provided #haikucards for the workshops.
Watercolor workshop in Tallinn (Estonia)
25 April 2019. Watercolor workshop took place in our Golden partner shop „Kunst & Hobi“ in Tallinn. The teacher - artist Andrei Kedrin. Participants drew on our traditional watercolor paper and got a watercolor STAR T pad as a gift.
Art tasting for children in AP Gallery
We are sponsors of Art tasting for children event in AP Gallery during April - June 2019. Events are held every last Sunday of the month.
Art lesson in Vilnius Šilas special school
19 March 2019. We arranged art lesson in Vilnius Šilas special school. This school is for children with special needs. They curiously listened to the teacher and put all their effort to draw the most beautiful drawings. We are thankfull for teacher Mindaugas Baltuška - disabled artist - who joined our charity initiative.
Calligraphy and Lettering pads for LiMA workshop
19 March 2019. LiMA (Lithuanian Marketing Association) organized workshop with lettering artist Tadas Čiūdaras. We provided our Calligraphy and Lettering pads for the participants.
Workshop with @letteritoutloud
We provided watercolor Authentic pads for the workshops in Germany.
Prizes for children drawing contest „Pieštukas-2019“
Together with Cretacolor we provided prizes for regional children's drawing contest "Pieštukas-2019". The organizer of the event - artist Andrius Seselskas.
Caricaturist Ramūnas Vaitkus in Vilnius Book Fair
21 - 24 February 2019, caricaturist Ramūnas Vaitkus made funny pictures of the participants on our paper products in Vilnius Book Fair.
We provided prizes to Alina's Miller contest #gaptillchallenge. The challenge was taking place from 1 February till 28 June 2019.
Drawing contest "What if I am not a human..." by Mindaugas Baltuška
We provided prizes and voted for the winners of drawing contest "What if I am not a human..." by Mindaugas Baltuška. The contest took place 1-31 January 2019.
Art lesson in SOS Children's Village Lithuania Day center
13 December 2018 we arranged art lesson in SOS Children's Village Lithuania Day center. Children from social risk families come there after school and spend all day long. A nice angel collection appeared after lesson - great decoration for uocomming holidays.