Nida Art Colony 2018–19

Nida Art Colony 2018–19

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 one of the largest art, residency and education venues in the Nordic-Baltic region. It provides the opportunity to live and work in the Colony’s contemporary architecture, situated in a coastal pine forest. 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. For most of the year, from October through April, one enjoys solitude, occasionally accented by art professionals or students arriving to the Colony for workshops or other activities. In May, June and September you will have to share common spaces with art, architecture and design students and their professors. During July and August, Nida becomes a busy (albeit not overcrowded) resort.

Living and social conditions are provided to ensure a comfortable environment. Each of the five residency studios contains two floors with 65 square meters of total space, equipped with all necessary facilities. Professional workshops and support, well-equipped spaces, and an artistic community are present all year round. There are opportunities to present art works or to host a workshop at any time in the year. Application deadline for the following open calls is March 15, 2018. Please follow the application guidelines.

  • Individual residencies (September 2018 - May 2019)

Duration: One to four months (preferably two months), 40 places available;
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 cost 400 EUR per month, including use of equipment, Wi-Fi, communal spaces and bicycles.

NDS summer course: Selected doctoral residents can join the intensive course on exposition of artistic research on August 26–31.
Tutors: Prof Dr Mika Elo, Dr Joanne Morra, Dr Michael Schwab, Prof Henk Slager.
Costs: The same conditions as for individual residencies apply, however selected doctoral residents are offered the summer course with no tuition fee as well as 5 ECTS credits.

Artists are invited to submit a proposal to stay one year in the residency. This is a challenging invitation to root oneself within one place while other residents are changing every 1-2 months. Artist in exchange should contribute 25% of working time towards artistic reflection and the development of the residency programme.
Support: Studio costs and basic living expenses are covered.

Duration: 2 months
Eligible applicants: Egyptian and Lithuanian artists based in their home countries.
Support: All costs are covered for selected artists.

Curators: Andrew Gryf Paterson (SCO/FI/LV), Vytautas Michelkevičius (LT), Jurij Dobriakov (LT), Jogintė Bučinskaitė (LT)

The symposium with the Inter-PAGAN network brings together around 50 visual and sound artists, cultural practitioners, researchers and theorists who critically revive, reinvent, question, and facilitate traditional knowledges, practices and beliefs, (post-)folk culture, as well as notions of indigeneity and localism within the field of contemporary art and culture.
‘Rites and Terrabytes’ refers to the peculiar situation where we increasingly feel or desire a connection with the rituals and practices of old, despite living in a profoundly mediated ‘post-contemporary’ world. In other words, to reconcile the imagined universes of archaic rites and the ubiquitous terabytes of digital information, we need some firm rooting and grounding (terra). Full concept & application details.
Support: Selected participants receive limited travel support, accommodation and catering.
Production residencies (May-June 2018) for contributors to the symposium are available. All costs are covered for selected artists.