The Call for applications closes on 15th February

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TODAY is the FINAL day to apply for residency @NidaArtColony !


Artist Residency as a Black Rectangle. A Conversation with Tomas Grunskis and Laurie Lax

Laurie Lax, “Oblong (Parnidžio kopa)” [day one]. Project during residency at Nida Art Colony. Photo by N. Paganelli.
Talking about artist residencies as an alternative or a new model of artistic practice makes no sense if you take a closer look at the tradition of this phenomenon and the density of residencies today. Just like talking about the black square and all the attempts to deconstruct it. Yet one has to constantly re-acknowledge both of these phenomena as inevitable and necessary points of departure for artists. Thus, one might compare an artist residency to the rectangle poured from coal dust on the Parnidis Dune by the artist Laurie Lax: it is an artist’s ephemeral state in a certain place at a certain time, when the surface layers are blown away and what is left is a thin and fragile, yet very ornamental awareness why one has become and still is an artist. 


Nida A-I-R in February 2016

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Artists from left to right Šarūnas Nakas, Sybille Neumeyer, Alicja Bielawska, Lynette Smith. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė.
Four new residents arrived to Nida Art Colony in February: Lynette Smith (AU), Sybille Neumeyer (DE), Alicja Bielawska (PL), Šarūnas Nakas (LT).


Available residency-studio in spring


Spring at Nida Art Colony  what could be more inspiring! Due to changed plans of one of the A-I-R artist, we’ve got an available residency-studio for the period of 1st of March  30th April, 2016 (a studio 400 Eur/month). 
Please send your CV and portfolio to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We welcome cultural and educational events at the renewed Colony

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We have heard people say that staying in Nida feels like being on an island where time passes in a different way, and everything that happens there leaves a lasting imprint in your memory. To make your events even more memorable, we invite you to organize cultural, educational and other kinds of events, workshops, practice sessions or conferences at the renewed Nida Art Colony which is now twice as large (more than 2500 square metres of floor space).


Nida A-I-R in January 2016

Artists Rees Archibald and Stéphanie Roland. Photo by Skaistė Marčienė.

In the beginning of the new year, 2016, two artists joined Nida Art Colony: Rees Archibald (AU/LT) and Stéphanie Roland (BE).


Review of 2015 and Wishes for 2016

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Wishing a creative and sustainable new year full of organic changes, Nida Art Colony pours a pinch of the most notable and significant events in its life over the past year and invites you to recall where the idea sands from Lithuania and Nida were blown farthest, and what left the most vivid imprints in 2015.


We wish you a Wonderful Holiday Season