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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. 



Charity and sponsorship projects 2021

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".

Charity and sponsorship projects 2020

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.

Upcrate Contest

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.

Cyanotype workshop

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.  

    

 Excusion

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. 

      

    

 

    

 

Charity and sponsorship projects 2019

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.

      

Cianotipijos atvirukai

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.  

   

@artforplanet festival

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. 

      

Museum night

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.

@amalinavia challenge

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. 

 

Charity and sponsorship projects 2018

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. 

 
We are support swimmer, Lithuanian and international contest winner, Smiltė Plytnykaitė.