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.

Deadlines for residency applications: please refer to our actual call.

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 (please download), 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.

Working retreat

Artists and other creative practitioners not participating in the artist-in-residence programme but still willing to spend 2-3 weeks or a month at Nida Art Colony can apply for a working retreat (only for the October-April period) in the smaller studios. Please fill out the application for a work retreat and send it by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
There is no deadline. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. The decision is made within 5 working days. The spaces are allocated depending on their availability. 
You can find all the prices here.