Call for residency applications for 2017-2018 and the 7thInter-format Symposium Along Lines
The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) is open for emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and researchers. NAC is the biggest art, residency and education venue in the Baltic region that provides the opportunity to live and work in the Curonian Spit National Park. Since 2011, when the A-I-R programme was launched, about 300 artists and other culture professionals have stayed at the Colony.
Professional workshops and support, well-equipped spaces, and artists’ community all year round. Artists and scholars who seek a quiet and spacious environment are welcome to experience a distinctive remote location and use the Colony’s new spaces. Production of art or design works is facilitated by new professional equipment. If you wish to organise an exhibition in Nida, Klaipeda, Kaunas and Vilnius, we can put you in touch with local galleries.The atmosphere and life intensity depends on the season and programme of the Colony. There are between 7 and 70 people staying at NAC at all times. In summer Nida becomes a busy (albeit not overcrowded) resort. Throughout September and partly May and June you will share the common spaces with art, architecture and design students and their professors. During August you will be accompanied by doctoral researchers and Nida Doctoral School. From October to April you will enjoy solitude, occasionally accented by art professionals or students arriving to the Colony for workshops.
Living and social conditions are provided to ensure a comfortable environment. Each of the five residencies occupies two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and is equipped with all the necessary facilities.
Application & Selection Guidelines
The programme is open to professional artists, designers, architects, art critics, curators, art theoreticians and culture managers from Lithuania and abroad, by invitation and/or individual application. The programme is not available to students. If grants together with a call are not announced, artists should pay rent or look for grants themselves. After selection procedure, we can write supporting letter. Due to a large number of applications, we inform only selected applicants.
Recommended duration of the residency is at least 2 months. Selection is based on artistic merit and the quality of artistic practice. This is assessed on the basis of the following information:
- - application for artist-in-residence programme, which includes artist statement and activity/project proposal while in residency
- - CV
- examples of previous work (portfolio)
All applicants are expected to be fluent in English. The selection is made by the NAC Board. Rental fees if grant is not announced (including monthly charges for heating, electricity, water and internet as well as use of bicycle, equipment and communal spaces) are:
- 400 Euros per month all year through
- 300 Euros per month October to May for Lithuanian residents
Each residency starts the 1st of the month, only whole months are available. Applications are to be sent to: info (a) nidacolony (dot) lt (preferably all the documents in one file (PDF, DOC, etc.). Only electronic applications are accepted. Please write “Residency Application” in the subject line. The attachments must not exceed 10 MB. Please note that only selected applicants are informed. Please take a look at our website to see the list of invited artists as well as the waiting list.
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