- Published on Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:01
- Published on Friday, 14 January 2011 10:34
If NAC does not house events organised by cultural or educational institutions, its premises can be rented to institutions engaged in other activities.
Contact the Colony for further details.
- Published on Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:39
Keywords: Fluxus sand, the Baltic sea as a medium, beaches and breeze, labyrinths of forest paths, smoked fish, solitude, mind massage, landscape meditation, contemplating the ten-meter-high studio space, migrating from water to water, the company of moose, foxes and wild boar, media lab, reinventing tradition, creative sunbathing, socializing in an artists‘ community.
Nida Art Colony, a new subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts, invites artists, designers, architects, art researchers and curators to apply for a residency and work in Nida for a month or more between June and September 2011. The application deadline is February 28.
The residency in Nida will meet your expectations if:
- the intensity of urban life consumes all of your time and leaves you without energy to concentrate on artistic practice
- invitations to openings, presentations and other events keep piling up, and you want to finish an old work or start a new one in a calm state of mind
- you are willing to give up the city noise for a gentle brain massage performed by the pine forest and the sound of sea tides
- you are working with site-specific projects involving local communities, reflecting the natural and/or cultural environment, etc.
- you love coincidences and want to meet different artists from all over the world in order to collaborate with them now or in the future
- you wish to switch from meditation in front of the screen to landscape meditation
Time and accommodating solitude are becoming the most important values today, and these are plenty at Nida Art Colony. The Nida AIR programme offers the necessary living and socialising facilities that ensure comfortable and unobtrusive coexistence of the five artists-in-residence.
Conditions. Selected candidates will live and work at Nida Art Colony for one to four months. They will use the Colony‘s equipment, bicycles and minivan. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors, has 65 sq. m of floor space, and features all the necessary facilities. The studio space is on one floor, while the other hosts a bedroom (which can accommodate a family). In two of the residencies, the ceiling is as high as ten metres. A 600-metre walk down a forest path from the Colony is a white sand Blue Flag beach with sand dunes. The Colony is located in the National Park, and the harmony between intact nature and culture in its surroundings strikes the eye. For more information about the conditions, visithttp://nidacolony.lt/en/residence
There are no grants for summer residencies. However, selected candidates will be presented a letter of support, which will make it easier for them to look for scholarships. The residency at Nida Art Colony costs 412 Eur per month, including all taxes, use of equipment, bicycles and the minivan. If you prefer to experience the atmosphere at the seaside resort during autumn and winter or take advantage of the grants, please consider waiting for the next call for proposals (the application deadline for October-January residencies is June 15).
Location.To reach Nida Art Colony, you have to take a ferry from Klaipėda to Smiltynė and follow the main road for 50 km by public or private transport. The closest airport is in Palanga (86 km, 1,5 hours). Other (larger) airports are in Kaunas (270 km, 3 hours) and Vilnius (357 km, 4,5 hours). Nida Art Colony is on the Curonian Spit, which is a peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. In the year 2000 the Curonian Spit was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the most beautiful and unique cultural landscapes of Europe. More information at http://nidacolony.lt/en/colony
Please apply here http://nidacolony.lt/en/residence/application
- Published on Friday, 17 December 2010 21:19
The reconstruction of Nida Art Colony is about to be finished. Please take a look at the gallery. The opening is planned in March 2011. Very soon we will announce application deadlines for art & education events organised at the Colony in 2011.
- Published on Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:28
Nida Art Colony is starting a collaboration project called T.R.A.C.E.S. together with IRZU (SLO) and Transcultures (BE). Curator Vytautas Michelkevicius and invited curator/critic Jurij Dobriakov are making presentations in the festival EARZOOM.
- Published on Sunday, 23 May 2010 22:00
NAC hosts about 50 artists-in-residency per year and about one third is supported by grants. NAC has two recurrent grants: a yearly Goethe Institute Grant for young German artists (by invitation only) and a yearly Neringa Municipality Grant for Lithuanian artists dealing with local issues (by open call). Other grants are project-based and vary year to year. Please, check the actual call for details.