Nida Art Colony offers residencies for professional artists, designers, architects, art critics and curators.
The objectives of the programme are:
– To provide favourable conditions for art practices and to stimulate innovations in art
– To implement innovations in art education
– To become an integral part of the local cultural and social scene.
The programme offers living and socialising facilities in order to ensure comfortable and harmonious coexistence of five artists-in-residence. It always has a combination of local and foreign artists, which is expected to encourage new and original partnerships and to stimulate ideas.
Artists-in-residence are encouraged and expected to engage in educational activities during their residency period.
Artists-in-residence are also invited to engage in locally based practices: to join local cultural initiatives and institutions as well as to work with local themes and visual and social contexts. Open studio days will be held towards the end of each residency period.
Nida Art Colony (or NAC) is a subdivision of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (www.vda.lt). It is developed under the EEA and Norway Grants support. The main forms of NAC activities are international workshops, summer schools, exhibitions, conferences, video screenings, and the artistst-in-residence programme.
Nida Art Colony is on the Curonian Spit, which is a peninsular dividing the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. In the year 2000, the Curonian Spit was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the most beautiful and unique cultural landscapes of Europe. The Curonian Spit is a National park with sand dunes and pitch pine forests as characteristic features of its landscape. Artists like Max Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, writers like the Nobel Prize winner Thomas Mann, composers and actors prized its landscape and ambience.
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Private accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- No requirements
- Open Studios