Open Call for Artists // Artist Residency Program at Nida Art Colony in Lithuania

Article by Lisa Birch in Berlin // Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Nida Art Colony (NAC) of Vilnius Academy of Arts is calling for applications to participate in two residency programs running throughout 2017-2018, as well as their 7th Inter-format Symposium titled ‘Along Lines’. NAC is the biggest art, residency and education venue in the Baltic region and is offering the opportunity to live and work in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania. More than 300 artists and other professionals have stayed at the Colony since its opening in 2011.

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Kira O’Reilly: ‘Unbecoming Sea’, performance during 6th Inter-format Symposium on Hybrid Natures, 2016 // Photo by Andrej Vasilenko

The Individual Residency Program at NAC is open to emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and researchers. NAC organizes professional workshops and support, well-equipped spaces, and an all-year-round artist community for participants in the residency program. Artists and scholars who seek a quiet and spacious environment in a distinctive remote location are welcome to apply. The residency will last a maximum of 4 months, costing 400 Euros per month and including studio and living space, taxes, use of equipment, communal space and bicycles. Participants are encouraged by NAC to give a workshop at a local high school or art school in exchange for a 200 Euro fee.

The second residency is the Nida Doctoral School Residency (NDS) for practice- and theory-based doctoral students. NDS is a non-degree doctoral program run together with Aalto University. Throughout July-September 2017, two studios will be available for the duration of 1-2 months. NDS will also provide participants with a summer course, where selected doctoral residents are invited to join the intensive course on research methods and methodologies in the context of visual and performing arts, design and architecture between August 21-26, 2017. The same cost of fees for the individual residency applies although selected doctoral residents are offered the summer course at no tuition fee as well as 5 ECTS credits.

NAC is also offering participation in the 7th Inter-format Symposium, which will take place between the May 19-22, 2017. The seminar will bring together around 40 artists, musicians, philosophers, scientists, archaeologists, and other researchers to reflect on the use of line as a very basic visual element and medium of knowledge. The colloquium presents different strategies to sketch and connect through methods of mapping, walking and recording. The three-day seminar costs 150 EUR and 100 EUR for students, including accommodation in a triple room and catering. The full program can be found here.

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Deadline: March 15, 2017
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