Kintai Arts Residency

Kintai Arts
Kintai Arts
Kintai Arts

Kintai Arts Residency

Kintai Arts is an artistic initiative in a rural location in Lithuania, providing a forum for all artistic branches and interdisciplinary work.

Kintai Arts art space is an artistic initiative in a rural location which provides a forum for all artistic branches and interdisciplinary work, encouraging encounters with contemporary art forms outside of urban cultural centers. Interaction and intervention between art and the local community and environment where it is practiced as a significant aspect of the project. This is an independent non-profit project. The name Kintai Arts is derived from the town name Kintai where the residency was established. The residency program started in 2016.

Kintai Arts residency offers two types of residency programs:

1. Residency programmes for individual projects, inviting all type of creative field practitioners, curators, writers and researchers to live in the residency while focusing on their individual projects, research and artistic contemplation. Residencies take 2 weeks up to 3 months for individual projects residencies.

2. Curated residencies, inviting all type of creative field practitioners, curators, writers and researchers to participate in thematic residency, mentored by local and international professionals of various artistic fields. The topics evolving around curated residencies include ecology, science, reflexion on relevant sociopolitical topics, overall focusing on interdisciplinary collaborations between different contemporary art fields. The open calls are launched 2 times per year. The curated residencies take 1 month.

The Kintai Arts Residency invites professionals working in culture and academia fields to apply for an individual residency programme for April - June 2024. The duration of the residency can vary from 2 weeks to 2 months. This programme is dedicated to those seeking a quiet retreat in nature, a peaceful place to focus on various types of cultural and academia projects.

The Residency provides accommodation and workspace for a wide range of activities, catering to both research-oriented endeavors (such as new projects, applications, PhD work, scriptwriting, music composition, literature, etc.) and multidisciplinary artistic practices (including painting, sculpture, sound art, music practice, etc.). Participants can engage in diverse creative pursuits and scholarly work, taking advantage of the serene and inspiring environment to nurture their projects and explore various artistic and academic disciplines.


It is a process/research-based residency, no specific outcome from an artist is expected. However, if the artist wants, it is possible to show the results in any form of event (exhibition, presentation, talk..etc).

Studio Information

Kintai Arts offers a shared workspace and a gallery space as well as personal spaces for any type of artistic research related work.

Accommodation Information

Kintai Arts residency includes fully equipped single studios, double rooms and triple rooms with shared communal area, workspaces and shared kitchen. Certain rooms has an individual kitchenette. The studios are fully furnished and equipped with WiFi.


Kintai Arts artspace is based in a former school of Kintai and other buildings of the communal institutions. It is situated in the Pomeranian region of the Curonian Lagoon (Klaipeda region, Silute municipality) and situated in the rural environment on the coast of the Curonian Lagoon near the peninsula of Curonian Spit and Vente Cape.

April - June 2024

Paid by artist
All the costs are to be covered by the artist. They do provide acceptance letters for any type of external financial aid.

Studio and living space rent, including all taxes, use of equipment and communal spaces:

  • A studio (single bed) with private facilities (WC and a kitchenette) - 30 EUR/night
  • A double room (2 single beds) with individual facilities - 30 EU/night (15 EU/night per person)
  • A double room (1 double bed) with individual facilities - 40 EU/night
  • A triple room (double bed + single bed) with individual facilities - 50 EU/night
  • Spaces at mezzanine with shared facilities (from 1 to 4 persons) - 15 EU/night per person (only during a warm season)

If you want to participate in the residency programme but it is financially difficult, please mention this in your email application. The organisers hope to find an accommodation price that is within the applicant's means.

Application guidelines
- CV;
- Porfolio;
- Motivational letter, describing the individual project to be developed during the residency, applicant’s goals to be achieved during the stay as well as their motivation to come to Kintai (in case of applying to residency for individual projects) ; Motivational letter, describing how their practice corresponds the theme of the residency (in case of thematic residency);
- Arrival and departure dates (in case of applying to residency for individual projects);
- Any specific conditions related to accommodation and workspace.

The application should be sent to: [email protected]


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