- Published on Friday, 12 April 2013 14:06
The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) is open for emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and art researchers, writers, and philosophers from Lithuania and all over the world. NAC is the only academic and artistic venue in the Baltics which provides the opportunity to live, work and create on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania. Since 2011, when the artist-in-residence programme was started, about 300 artists and others professionals from the cultural field have stayed at Nida Art Colony.
The reconstruction of the second NAC building is completed. Artists and academics who seek a quiet solitude environment are welcome to take advantage of a exceptional remote Lithuanian location as well as the Colony’s new spaces. Those who are willing to create specific art works or objects will have access to professional equipment for working with different materials. Several digital and analogue video/photo laboratories are equipped for production of new mediaworks.
The new technical possibilities now allow residents to use a 4k quality video camera, large format inkjet printer (A0), sound equipment and other equipment. There is a 200 sq. m. show-performing-room (white cube/black box) for exhibitions, performing arts, concerts, screenings and live performances. In the special workshop-studios, the artists can work with laser cutting machine and machines for processing wood and metal. Workstudios, a spacious reading room / library, a meeting room and other facilities for residents’ academic and educational activities are now available. In addition to the already habitual exhibitions, publications, educational events and international projects, NAC now aims to initiate hybrid art, architecture and design practices.
The atmosphere and intensity of residencies varies depending on the season and social conditions. Please select the period of the year according to your project and needs: in summer Nida is turning into a busy (albeit not overcrowded) resort; from May 15th to June 30th and throughout September you will have art, architecture and design students in the house; in the last week of August we host Nida Doctoral School and we prefer to have all kinds of doctoral students (including artists and designers) in the residency in August; there are between 5 and 55 people staying at NAC at all times, so from October to April you will enjoy solitude interrupted occasionally by art professionals or students arriving to the Colony for their workshops. You can also use the facilities of more than ten different workshops-studios of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius.
NAC call for Individual residency applications
Residencies between August 2017 and July 2018
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2017
Recommended duration of a residency is two months.
Possible duration of a residency is one to four months.
Living and social conditions are provided to ensure a comfortable environment for the artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and is equipped with all the necessary facilities.
Grants and costs: No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking. Studio and living space rent for selected residents is 400 EUR/month (300 EUR/month in October-May for residents from Lithuania), including all taxes, use of equipment, Wi-Fi, communal spaces and bicycles.
NDS residencies for doctoral students from all around the world
Nida Doctoral School is a non-degree doctoral program.The school was launched together with Aalto University (Helsinki, FIN). It is open for other universities and academies to join. The goal of the School is to foster doctoral education in humanities and artistic research and provide intensive courses and residencies for doctoral fellows. We look forward for proposals from artists and researchers enrolled in doctoral programmes all around the world to stay in the residency and enjoy our facilities and creative environment.
NDS summer session. We expect that applicants will take part in a week long doctoral summer school in the end of August (confirmed speakers dr. Marquard Smith (University College London (UCL), founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Visual Culture), dr. Joanne Morra (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London).
Dates and duration of the residency: NDS offers 1-2 month long doctoral residencies for August-September 2017
Grants: no grants are available at the moment and we offer a letter of acceptance for selected residents; moreover we provide free tuition during the doctoral school.
Check our Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as the Projects and Exhibitions sections at nidacolony.lt for more information on NAC activities. To get a sense of the Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios please take a look at the Nida Art Colony Log.
We are looking for curators who could propose and run a thematic residency project at NAC or curate exhibition from past and present residents archive. Please check curatorial residency programme.