The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) is open for emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and art researchers, and philosophers. NAC is the academic and artistic venue in the Baltic region that provides the opportunity to live and work in the Curonian Spit National Park. Since 2011, when the A-I-R programme was launched, about 250 artistsand other culture professionals have stayed at the Colony.
NAC aims to facilitate hybrid art, architecture and design practices. The reconstruction of the second NAC building is completed. Artists and scholars who seek a quiet and spacious environment are welcome to experience a distinctive remote location and use the Colony's new spaces. Production of art or design works is facilitated by new professional equipment for working with different materials, including wood and metal in the specialised studios. Residents can now use a 4K-quality video camera, professional photography equipment, A0 inkjet printer, sound and other tools. There is a 200-square-meter room (white cube/black box) for exhibitions, concerts, screenings and live performances. You can also use the facilities of more than ten different workshops of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius.
The atmosphere and intensity of residencies depends on the season and programme of the Colony. There are between 5 and 55 people staying at NAC at all times. In the summer, Nida becomes a busy (albeit not overcrowded) resort. Throughout September and partly May you will share the space with art, architecture and design students. From October to April you will enjoy solitude, occasionally accented by art professionals or students arriving to the Colony for workshops.
NAC call for individual residency applications Residencies between August 2016 and May 2017
Recommended duration: two months
Possible duration: one to four months
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