The Kintai Arts Residence is an international residency programme for artists located in Kintai (Silute municipality, Lithuania).
It 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 as well as the environment where it is practiced at Kintai Arts is a significant aspect of project development process.
Kintai Arts Residence seeks creating an environment for inspiration & a place for artists where they could concentrate on their work as well as creative experiments. The Residence strives for becoming a center for establishing close cooperation between artists, musicians, thinkers, and professionals from other cultural fields through interdisciplinary programmes and residencies. As a knowledge-based platform for innovative creative production, Kintai Arts Residence integrates the social and cultural framework of Klaipeda region while simultaneously supporting a strong international focus.
The Residence is an independent non-profit art project supported by the community of Kintai, the public organization Kintai Arts and Pomeranian Association of Arts and Sports. The name Kintai Arts is derived from the town name Kintai where the Residence has been established. The residency programme started in 2018.
One to three-month-long residencies are available between May and October every year. Shorter stays and “Artists on Tour” plans are available by special arrangement.
The public institution Kintai Arts provides residency for artists,organizes annual Kintai Music Festival and implements international projects. This includes close cooperation with youth organisations and a number of several international youth exchanges in Kintai. In 2013, the project WOW (Walk on the Water) introduced the youth of 5 European countries with the opportunities associated with water sports and entertainment. In 2014, a project was implemented with the aim to present the history of production of weather wanes and the heritage of the country for the youth of 5 European countries.
In June 2018, Kintai Arts started a residency for artists from all over the world, providing an inspiring space surrounded by unique nature and tranquility.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Weeks: 1
- Weeks: 2
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 1
- Months: 2
- Months: 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- New Media
- Education Programmes
- Private accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- Space for partners, families, pets
- Production costs
- Public talk
- Forest Conservation
- Open Studios