Founded:
2011
Duration:
2-6 months
Paid by artist:

Studio and living space rent is 400 Eur/month, including all taxes, use of the workshops, equipment and library, WiFi, communal spaces, and bicycles. In general, selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant-seeking. NAC provides grants only for special residency programmes as well as in collaboration with other institutions. See NAC website for further information.

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Nida Art Colony

Nida Art Colony

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Description

The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) grants selected artists the opportunity to live and work in Nida, Lithuania for a period between two and six months. NAC is located in a remote UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by the unique landscape of the Curonian spit: forest, sand dunes, a freshwater lagoon, and the sea. NAC is a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts and in addition to the international artist-in-residency programme, it organises educational and research projects as well as exhibitions.

The programme has the capacity to host up to five international residents at a time. NAC regularly works with visual artists and researchers who focus on history, ecology and politics, social sciences, visual culture and interdisciplinarity. The programme is also open to designers, architects, and curators, as well as practitioners working with performing arts, sound, material research/craft, and film. In addition, proposals for a residency by professionals from other fields are always welcome.

Neringa Forest Architecture Residency 2022/2023
The Neringa Forest Architecture (NFA) project is located at NAC in Nida on the Curonian Spit, a 98km-long sand dune shared by Lithuania and Russia, separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where forests planted over the span of 200 years form an environment dedicated to managing natural eolian processes.

NFA focuses on the features of both the human-made and natural forest: its ecological rhythms, organic and industrial material cycles, timber-based material development, socio-political discourses, history, forestry and policy-making; art, design and architecture.

Applications are open to a broad range of practitioners working on the topic of the forest including architects, designers, carpenters and artists, researchers in the fields of humanities and science interested in cross-disciplinary work and exchange from the Nordic European region: Åland Islands, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, and Sweden. Each selected resident / collective will receive a monthly grant of 900 EUR and additional travel costs.

For further information please refer to the NAC website: https://nidacolony.lt/en/1831-open-call-neringa-forest-architecture-residency-2022-2023

Weavers’ Residency 2022/2023
NAC calls for practitioners with theoretical, historical, and / or practical interest in textiles, especially analogue weaving, to apply for a residency in Nida in 2022 and 2023. In the art and literature of antiquity weaving unites political wisdom and domestic peace. Associated with knowledge, it stands as a response to external threats of chaos, symbolising the imposition of a particular harmony or unity on disparate and disordered elements by weaving them together or somehow preserving their integrity and transcending the passage of time.

For the Weavers’ Residency NAC sees the practice of weaving and the analogue loom as a ground material to open other ways of reading the unique landscape of Nida – its colour palette, the embodied knowledge, and the socio-political context, which highlights the necessity of skills, some lost and forgotten, some newly discovered. We seek participants with an established body of work and a practice that reflects and incorporates the meaning and outreach of weaving techniques as part of the story-telling immersed in political, economic, gender, and historical discourses, and as techniques used to develop complex narratives, structuring roles and identity patterns.

Applying a material-based methodology to weaving as techne, the residency is conceived as both a production and research residency – a space to unfold the legacy and significance of this rich and complex technique, skill and craft. We are looking for participants who are conceptually, theoretically, historically or philosophically interested and / or technically equipped and experienced in working with analogue weaving, embroidery, knitting and felting techniques.

Applications are open to participants from the Nordic European region: Åland Islands, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, and Sweden. Each selected resident / collective will receive a monthly grant of 900 EUR and additional travel costs.

For further information on applying please refer to the NAC website: https://nidacolony.lt/en/1829-open-call-weavers-residency



Individual Residency programme 2022/2023
NAC is seeking applications for its international residency programme in 2022 and 2023 for participants working in a wide range of disciplines.

The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) grants selected participants the opportunity to live and work in Nida, Lithuania for a period of between two and five months. The programme’s goal is to provide undisturbed time and space for residents to focus, and through exchange, gain insight, broaden, and diversify their outlook.

NAC is located in a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by the particular and distinct landscape of the Curonian spit: forest, sand dunes, a freshwater lagoon, and the sea. NAC is a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts and in addition to the international artist-in-residency programme, it organises art and research projects, exhibitions and hosts students’ seminars.

For further information on applying please refer to the NAC website:
https://nidacolony.lt/en/1830-open-call-individual-residencies-2022-2023

Outcome

The programme’s goal is to provide time and space for residents to focus, and through exchange, gain insight, broaden, and diversify their outlook. NAC is collaborating with local cultural institutions and offers the possibility to organise presentations and engage with the educational programme of NAC by conducting artist talks or workshops at Vilnius Academy of Arts or local public schools.

Studio Information

Each of the five duplex residency studios have 65m2 of total space, and are equipped with basic kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and workspace infrastructure. Additionally, full access is given to the common spaces such as the library and the professional workshop (with laser cutting, wood and metal working tools, plus photo, video and sound equipment).

Accommodation Information

See studio information.

Contact information
Addresses

E. A. Jonušo str. 3
93127 Nida (Neringa)
Lithuania

Email
info [at] nidacolony.lt