Call for Events and Rent of Facilities for 2011 Autumn

NAC welcomes proposals from other organisations and curators to make cultural or educational events it its premises (including accommodating participants). Check renting and accommodation prices and use the the 50% discount given to cultural or educational institutions. If you want to rent our premises and accommodate participants (up to 63), please download and fill in the application form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th of June. You can also apply for rent throughout the year, if any free places are left after the deadline.

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.


Open air cinema and public lectures during Workshop: Moving Images as a Fluid Memory

Project Contemporary Past: Moving Images as a Fluid Memory is showing open air cinema and presenting public lectures by prominent artists from cinema and contemporary art.

Nida Art Colony, Taikos g. 43, Nida

Friday, 10 June

19.45 Public lecture Some Notes on Collected Memory, including thematic screening of lectuter's films (Jasper Rigole, University College Ghent)

21.30 Cinema under the open sky: Prisoners of War, dir. Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, 1995, Italy, 67 min.

Saturday, 11 June

19.45 Public lecture My Images in Their Images. Revival of the marginalized memories (Kamal Aljafari, Duke University)

21.30 Cinema under the open sky: Port of Memory, dir. Kamal Aljafari, 2010, Germany/France/UAE, 62 min.

Thursday, 16 June

19.30 Artist talk by Deimantas Narkevičius (Lithuania)

Friday, 17 June

22.00 Cinema under the open sky: Eternity and a Day, dir. Theo Angelopoulos, 1998, Greece, 137 min.

Saturday, 18 June

21.45-23.45 Cinema under the open sky: The House, dir. Šarūnas Bartas, 1997, Lithuania/France/Portugal, 120 min.

Sunday, 19 June

19.00 Public presentation of student projects

Vilnius, cinema center “Skalvija”

Friday, 17 June

19.00 The Roof, dir. Kamal Aljafari, 2010, Palestine/Germany, 61 min

21.00 Port of Memory, dir. Kamal Aljafari, 2010, Germany/France/UAE, 62 min

Saturday, 18 June

17.00 The Roof, dir. Kamal Aljafari, 2010, Palestine/Germany, 61 min

19.00 Port of Memory, dir. Kamal Aljafari, 2010, Germany/France/UAE, 62 min

Call for AIR in October-January (3 grants)

Nida Art Colony announces the third call for artist-in-residency programme for residencies between October 2011 and January 2012. Artists are invited to one of the five 65 sq. m. studios to live and work in outstanding environment. For this period we have 3 grants available for Nordic/Baltic residents, however we can host up to 7 artists/curators without grants. Other seleceted applicants are issued support letters and encouraged to look for financial assistance on their own. For residencies without grants studio rent is 312 eur/month. The rent includes all facilities and use of equipment. Please e-mail your application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15th of June, 2011. Due to the big number of applications, only selected applicants will be notified.

Nidos-Meno-Batteries workshop with Natalia Borissova Ru/De

May 21, 2011

Register till May 20th 16.00 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


May 21, 2011, from 11pm til you're "dead".
To last longer - lunch brake 1 hour somewhere in between

The hands-on introductive workshop to home made galvanic battery and using electrolytes naturally found in foodstuff/organic materials as a low power energy source and as a musical instrument (at the same time), to transfer an electrical confusion into sound by having it travel through electro(al)chemical environments of natural cells and simple electronic circuit powered by those batteries.


How it works; Hands on (low power); Disassembling consumer batteries; Assembling food batteries involving various kind of foodstuff, liquids and conductive matters; Wiring cells; Voltage and current; Raw or cooked; Assembling a simple sound-module on Hex Inverter IC on a solder-less breadboard.
Playing around with your electrolytic environments, per- formatively or site-specifically


Every one who likes to experiment with "noise" of low power, lo-fi and low-tech.
10 participants maximum.

|Remember to bring|

-Your creative energy for the whole day
-Different foodstuffs: boiled potato(!), raw hard vegetables/ fruits and some acid-based liquid (vinegar, wine, coca-cola etc)
you find in your kitchen in any amount.
-"Dead" batteries Alkaline and Lithium/"Energaizer" 1.5-9V (if you have some)


Young Painter Prize 2011 - main prize AIR in Nida Art Colony

Application to "Young Painter Prize is open". In 2011 the project “Young Painter Prize” is expanding. This year the project welcomes the participation of young artists from three Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia). The main aim of the project stays unaltered - to present the brightest and most promising painters of the younger generation and to create an opportunity for public access to such dynamic new art. Moreover, this projects aims to help its target audience in both Lithuania and abroad – art collectors, managers, curators – discover new talent in Lithuania and Baltic States. This project is focused solely on artists under 30 years old from all disciplines who have acquired (or are in the process of acquiring) a diploma in art. The age limit has been imposed deliberately as the organisers wish to concentrate only on those very young artists who have just graduated (or are graduating) universities and have not yet had the opportunity to appear in public. This category of young artists is most vulnerable and has the largest need for support.

Since 2009 the project „Young Painter Prize“ (further on referred to as YPP) aims at opening new ways to publicity for the young artists: to help them be noticed, visible and encouraged. Yet the first project YPP that was organized in 2009 answered the expectations of the organizers. The major part of the artists that have participated in the project YPP were noticed by art curators, collectors and gallerists. As a result of these competitions, YPP finalists and winners have been invited to participate in a number of group and personal exhibitions afterwards.

The most important thing is that talented artists should be appreciated and gain possibilities to improve. Therefore partners capable of providing conditions for artists to live, create and improve in residences are being search for. Together with a solid monetary prize fund, established by the project patrons Dali Van Rooij Rakutyte, Mindaugas Raila and the family of Nicolas Ortiz, the project “Young Painter Prize” also presents two residences. Nida’s Art Colony, a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts, grants the main prize winner with a two months’ residence in Nida, Lithuania, while the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (BMUKK), joining the project for the second year already, presents a three months’ residence "Artist-in-Residence" in Laudon, Austria, including a scholarship of 2.100 EUR. By the decision of BMUKK this residence is exclusively appointed to a Lithuanian artist, who is elected by the BMUKK commission from the group of Lithuanian artists, selected for the final. It is another unexpected possibility for those that might not occupy the highest positions on YPP’11 evaluation scale comprised as a result of the international commission vote.

Prize fund – support of private art sponsors.

„Young Painter Prize 2011“ patrons:
Dali Van Rooij Rakutyte, Mindaugas Raila and the family of Nicolas Ortiz

The Main Prize of "Young Painter Prize 2011” – 2.500 EUR and two months’ residence in Nida’s Art Colony in Nida resort, Lithuania;

BMUKK prize for a Lithuanian artist: three months’ residence "Artist-in-Residence" in Laudon, Austria (the prize is devoted for the Lithuanian artist selected from ten finalists. The winner of the prize is selected by BMUKK).

Encouraging Prizes:
II nd place winner’s prize: 500 EUR;
III rd place winner’s prize:
„DAILU - VISKAS DAILININKAMS IR MĖGĖJAMS“ presents a cheque of 1000 Lt, for shopping in a store of artists’ resources

Public Prize – DELFI prize.

Read how to apply at

Poetry Spring in Nida May 13

TOUR TO URBO KALNAS (former Lithuanian Writers' Union Holiday House) - 16 H. +


POETRY OF NERINGA ABRUTYTE + TALKS WITH WRITERS/CRITICS Laima Kreivytė, Jūratė Visockaitė, Giedrė Kazlauskaitė, Ilzė Butkutė, Donatas Petrošius+ READING


Organised by artist in residency Marta Vosyliūtė and Nida Art Colony


Open Door Week invites you to visit the colony

Nida Art Colony invites all curators and cultural/educational operators to Open Door Week in the Colony between 10th and 15th of May. Colony offers to stay for free for a couple of days, to feel the atmosphere and to think of possible events in the future. Every evening guests are presenting their past activities/products to the Colony audience and the other guests. Call regarding your participation and accommodation to +370 662 45216 or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tarptautiniai ERASMUS kursai – kūrybinės dirbtuvės 06.07–21 Nidoje

Kviečiame dalyvauti tarptautiniuose ERASMUS kursuose – kūrybinėse dirbtuvėse „Šiuolaikinė praeitis: judantys vaizdai kaip kintanti atmintis”. Kursai vyks 2011 m. birželio 7 – 21 d. menininkų rezidencijoje – Nidos meno kolonijoje.



Seminarai, diskusijos ir viešos paskaitos (lektoriai: Kamal Aljafari (JAV, Palestina), Deimantas Narkevičius (Lietuva), Jasper Rigole (Belgija), Esther Shalev-Gerz (Švedija), Nerijus Milerius (Lietuva))

Kūrybinės dirbtuvės (audiovizualinių darbų kūrimas atminties ir laiko tema)

Kinas po atviru dangumi


II ir III kursų bakalauro ir I kurso magistratūros studentai iš Lietuvos (VDA), Suomijos (KUVA), Švedijos (Valando vizualiųjų menų mokykla) ir Rumunijos (Cluj-Napoca universitetas)

Kursų dalyviams VDA suteikia 5 kreditus.


Laukiame jūsų motyvacinių laiškų anglų k. adresu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. iki gegužės 6 d. Nurodykite savo vardą, pavardę, kontaktus, katedrą bei kursą. Gegužės 12 d. bus atrinkti 5 kursų dalyviai.

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