Kintai Arts Residency
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 is 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.
Immersion in local artistic community, network with Lithuanian cultural institutions, exhibitions and publications as well as public events and presentations at the end of each residency.
Kintai Arts offers a shared workspace and a gallery space as well as personal spaces for any type of artistic research related work.
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.