Narva Art Residency (NART)
Narva Art Residency (NART) is a cultural platform founded in 2015. It facilitates residencies, art exhibitions, talks and educational workshops. It is located in Narva city on the Estonian-Russian border on the historical Kreenholm site. The international artist-in-residency programme is open for artists operating across a wide range of disciplines, including Visual Arts, Music, Performance, Architecture, Design, Film, Literature, Curatorial Practices and more. It generates creative exchange between practitioners and strengthens links with the local community.
Some residents are invited to give an online public lecture and a seminar for students of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Moreover, NART will have an open doors day once every residency period. On this day residents will show their work or open their working process to the public.
Click here to view the floorplan of the residency.
The available residency periods are the following, yet it is possible to have other arrangements:
● 9 January – 26 February
● 9 January – 19 March
● 27 February – 30 April
● 1 May – 2 July
● 1 June – 31 July
● 3 July – 15 September
● 1 August – 31 September
● 1 November – 23 December
The residency is located in the Estonian-Russian border city of Narva. Due to its location and the current geopolitical situation, the city has become a point of attention and as well a place where Ukrainian refugees enter Europe. NART is in the historic Kreenholm area which came about when a textile manufacturing company was founded in the mid-19th century. It was once the largest of its kind in Europe and Russia. Now it stands vacant but has become a source of inspiration for artists and a space allowing experiments. NART is housed in a historic villa, which was once home to the director of the factory.
The centre is located at the historicist villa, which was originally built for the director of Kreenholm Textile Manufacture. In close proximity stand the vacant factory buildings which once formed the largest enterprise of its kind in Europe (anno 1857). Narva Art Residency is operated by the Estonian Academy of Arts in collaboration with Narva Gate and is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture.