The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC)
Call for Residency Applications in 2019-2020 and Contributions to 9th Inter-Format Symposium on the Fluidity of Humour & Absurdity
July 2019-May 2020
Application deadline: March 15, 2019. 23:59
The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) is open for emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators, and researchers. NAC is one of the largest art, residency and education venues in the Nordic-Baltic region. It provides the opportunity to live and work in the Colony’s contemporary architecture, surrounded by the forest, sand dunes, and sea. Since 2011 over 400 artists and culture professionals have stayed at the Colony.
The atmosphere and life intensity depend on the season and programme of the Colony. There are between 7 and 70 people staying at NAC at all times. For most of the year, from October through April, one enjoys solitude, occasionally accented by art professionals or students arriving at the Colony for workshops or other activities. In May, June and September you will share common spaces with art, architecture and design students and their professors. During July and August, Nida becomes a busy (although not overcrowded) summer holiday resort.
Living and social conditions are amply provided to ensure a comfortable environment. Each of the five residency studios contains two floors with 65 square meters of total space, equipped with all necessary facilities. Access to the professional workshop space with laser cutting, wood and metal working tools; and photo, video and sound equipment and the artistic community are present all year round. NAC is collaborating with local cultural institutions and provides opportunities to present art works or to host a workshop.