Founded 
2011
Duration 
1-4 months
Paid by artist 

Studio and living space rent is 400 Eur/month (300 Eur/month in October-May for Lithuanian residents), including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces and bicycles.

Application guidelines 

Different open calls for 2017. Please refer to their website for more details.

Deadline 
15/03/2017

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Nida Art Colony

Nida Art Colony

Description 

The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) is open for emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and researchers. NAC is the biggest art, residency and education venue in the Baltic region that provides the opportunity to live and work in the Curonian Spit National Park. Since 2011, when the A-I-R programme was launched, about 300 artists and other culture professionals have stayed at the Colony.

Professional workshops and support, well-equipped spaces, and artists’ community all year round. Artists and scholars who seek a quiet and spacious environment are welcome to experience a distinctive remote location and use the Colony’s new spaces. Production of art or design works is facilitated by new professional equipment. If you wish to organise an exhibition in Nida, Klaipeda, Kaunas and Vilnius, we can put you in touch with local galleries.

The atmosphere and life intensity depends on the season and programme of the Colony. There are between 7 and 70 people staying at NAC at all times. In summer Nida becomes a busy (albeit not overcrowded) resort. Throughout September and partly May and June you will share the common spaces with art, architecture and design students and their professors. During August you will be accompanied by doctoral researchers and Nida Doctoral School. From October to April you will enjoy solitude, occasionally accented by art professionals or students arriving to the Colony for workshops. Living and social conditions are provided to ensure a comfortable environment. Each of the five residencies occupies two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and is equipped with all the necessary facilities.

Outcome 

Artist is free to do what s/he wants, but there are possibilities to give a workshops, a talk or organize a show on separate agreement.

Accommodation Information 

The atmosphere and intensity of residencies depends on the season and programme of the Colony. There are between 5 and 55 people staying at NAC at all times. In the summer, Nida becomes a busy (albeit not overcrowded) resort. Throughout September and partly May you will share the space with art, architecture and design students. From October to April you will enjoy solitude, occasionally accented by art professionals or students arriving to the Colony for workshops.
Living and social conditions are provided to ensure a comfortable environment. Each of the five residencies occupies two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and is equipped with all the necessary facilities.

Studio Information 

There are five two-storey (65 sq.m.), fully equipped residences for artists (images of studios). They form a separate block of NAC connected to the main building by a covered passage. Three of the residences have studios, bathrooms and kitchenettes on the ground floor, and bedrooms on the first floor. Two have studios upstairs and bedrooms downstairs. The studios and bedrooms vary slightly in size, but are on average 30 square metres each. The studio walls are white and the ceiling height is three metres. There are open stairs to the first floor. First-floor studios have roof windows and regular south-facing and north-facing windows. Ground-floor studios have regular south-facing windows only. The residences have internet access.

Every artist has a private studio, but can also use a larger size shared studio/workshop. Artists and scholars who seek a quiet and spacious environment are welcome to experience a distinctive remote location and use the Colony's new spaces. Production of art or design works is facilitated by new professional equipment for working with different materials, including wood and metal in the specialised studios. Residents can now use a 4K-quality video camera, professional photography equipment, A0 inkjet printer, sound and other tools. There is a 200-square-meter room (white cube/black box) for exhibitions, concerts, screenings and live performances. You can also use the facilities of more than ten different workshops of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius.

Address: 
E. A. Jonušo str. 3
LT-93127 Nida (Neringa)
Lithuania
Telephone 
+370 469 20 370
Fax 
+370 469 20 371

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