Nida Art Colony: Call for 2012-2013 Winter-Spring Residency Applications and Trainee

Nida Art Colony: Call for Winter-Spring Residency Applications and Trainee

Nida Art Colony invites artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers to experience the Winter and Spring on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park (Lithuania).


Nida Art Colony or NAC welcomes proposals for its upcoming winter residencies. Two types of residencies are available. Residencies with grants will be offered to Baltic and Nordic artists for the term of October to December, 2012. The January to May, 2013, term is open to all applicants.

The NAC is located in a remote and beautiful landscape. The residency is appropriate for those artists seeking time, solitude and big studio or open-air space as well as for those who love coincidences and want to meet artists from all over the world in order to collaborate with them now or in the future. The Colony building also hosts student workshops and international artistic projects for shorter periods of time. The NAC is located in the small resort town of Nida.

The Colony provides the necessary living and social conditions to ensure a comfortable environment for the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 sq. m of floor space and features all the necessary facilities. The colony is situated about 600 meters away from the sand dunes, and a short walk from the beach. For a list of available equipment, see

To get a sense of Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios from 2011 please check the Nida Art Colony Log at and

More information on facilities, activities and services at and on Facebook.

Applications for Baltic-Nordic Grants for Residencies
in October - December 2012: Follow application guidelines at Please, indicate "Baltic-Nordic Grant Application" in the subject line. Only the residents of Baltic-Nordic countries (except Lithuania) are eligible. There are 3 grants for artists and 1 for curator/researcher who is willing to spend 20-30% of his/her residency time co-curating/reseraching residency and colony programme.

Duration: 2 months.

Applications for Residencies in January - May 2013
: Follow application guidelines at Please indicate "Winter Residency Application" in the subject line.

Duration: 1 to 4 months. The recommended duration of a residency is 2 months.

Costs: Studio and living space rent is 312 Eur/month , including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces, and bicycles.

We currently have no grants for January - May applicants, but we will issue a letter of invitation to be used for external grant applications.

Deadline for all applications: June 15, 2012


We are looking for an intern to work as an assistant curator, which includes coordination of artist-in-residency and other culture & education programmes. You will also have to assist in daily tasks. We offer a unique experience and reference letters for your future career, as well as free accommodation at the Colony from September 2012 to May 2013. However, you will have to cover your living expenses. You should stay from 4 to 8 months. Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. till 15th of June, 2012. For more information please visit

The Colony is also waiting for your proposals to make an event (63-beds guesthouse and 3 conference/workshop spaces).

Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Taikos str. 43, Neringa (Nida), Lithuania

Tel.: +370 662 45216, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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