Deadline for residencies in Nida Art Colony from March to December 2013 is approaching - Feb 15th

Welcome to apply for residencies for March-December period in 2013 - deadline for residency applications is February 15, 2013.

Two types of residencies are available: individual and thematic (with grants) residencies. Please indicate the selected type of residency in the subject line and follow the application guidelines.

More follow here Call for residency applications, symposium on critical tourism and a trainee.

New Artists in the Residency January 2013

Nida Art Colony welcomes five new residents, Gustavo Jahn (BR), Melissa Dullius (BR), Justin Tate (CA/USA/EE) Michelle Mantsio (AUS) and Sacha Waldron (IRL/UK), that recently joined our current Winter/Spring residencies.

 

 

 

Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius form the Berlin-based Distruktur duo. Distruktur works mainly in films, which are presented in screenings, installations and performances. Their work moves between cinema and visual arts, fiction and reality, photography and moving image. During their residency at Nida Art Colony, Distruktur are making a film for an exhibition taking place at CAC in Vilnius (April 2013) curated by Ula Turnau and Asta Vaiciulyte. The film will gravitate towards magick, rites, and the South.

Michelle Mantsio's art practice includes video/animation, installation, drawing, and performance. She is interested in how you might track something through pattern and at Nida is exploring how this might emerge through the relationship of hosting between environments of landscape, architecture and humans.

Justin Tate is collaborating with NeringaFM Director, Linas Ramanauskas to create a new public space in the form of an art installation/ice fishing shanty. For a period of 10 days, the aesthetically modified structure will provide access for fisher-people in the region to practice their sport. Simultaneously, the intimacies provided by the visitors to the shanty, personal stories of those who come to the ice for solitude, reflection and of course fish, will be broadcast to the general public on the Curonian Spit and those listening abroad on NeringaFM's internet radio.

Sacha Waldron (IRL) is a writer, curator and artist who will be based in Nida for the next five months acting as shadow curator for the residency programme at the Colony. Sacha was previously curatorial fellow at Arnolfini in Bristol. Sacha writes articles, criticism and makes interviews for several online art platforms and magazines. She recently completed her MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London and, in May, will take over as curator for Crate Project Space in Margate.

Launch of new Nida Art Colony Log at CAC Cafe on 4th Jan

Welcome to the launch of new Nida Art Colony Log (magazine) at CAC Cafe (Vokieciu st. 2, Vilnius), Friday, 4th of Jan from 9 pm, after it - Radio Neringa FM party.

From Saturday you can also download the magazine from http://www.nidacolony.lt/en/colony-log

The Year of 2012 in Numbers and Images

The year of 2012 for Nida Art Colony was really fast, however very productive.

We wanted to share with you our numbers and images:

Residency programme:

  • 62 artists-in-residence (17 from them from Lithuania)
  • we fundraised and distributed 18 grants for artists-in-residence
  • 5 exhibitions were made by artists-in-residence

 

More soon...

Season's Greetings from Nida Art Colony Team: 2012-2013

Season's Greetings from Nida Art Colony Team: 2012-2013. See the postcard.


 

Call for residency applications, symposium on critical tourism and a trainee

Welcome to apply for residencies for March-December period in 2013 - deadline for residency applications is February 15, 2013.

Nida Art Colony (NAC) welcomes proposals from artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers for its upcoming summer-autumn residencies on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania.

NAC is located in a remote and beautifully distinct landscape next to the resort town of Nida. The residency is most appropriate for those artists who are seeking time for experiments and research, value the creative process and a big studio or open-air space as well as for those who love coincidences and the chance to meet artists from all over the world. Parallel to the residency programme, the Colony building also hosts student workshops and international artistic projects for shorter periods of time.

The Colony provides the necessary living and social conditions to ensure a comfortable environment for the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and feature all the necessary facilities. The colony is situated about 600 meters away from the sand dunes, and the beach. More information on activities (like the curated exhibition Taking Time) and facilities can be found on our website and Facebook. To get a sense of Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios, please check the Nida Art Colony Log.

Two types of residencies are available: individual and thematic residencies. Please indicate the selected type of residency in the subject line and follow the application guidelines.

Individual Residencies
Duration: one to four months, between June and December 2013. The recommended duration of a residency is 2 months.
Applicants from all over the world may apply.
Grants:
No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant-seeking.
Costs: Studio and living space rent is 412 EUR/month (June-September) and 312 EUR/month (October-December), including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces and bicycles.

Thematic Residencies
Duration: 2 months, between March and December 2013.

Techno-ecologies collaborative residencies are offered in partnership with RIXC. Please send your project proposals based on the keywords and your initial research on the specific Neringa issues. More here about the project Techno-ecologies. Individual and group (up to four persons) applications are welcome from artists, researchers, scientists, producers and curators.
Grants: There are five grants available, 700 EUR/month , travel (up to 350 Eur), studio, accommodation and production costs. 
Applicants from Europe and South America may apply.

Critical tourism residencies are intended for artists who want to develop a site-specific work relating to Nida and its touristic aspects. More here about the project On Hosting and Displacing.
Grants: There are two grants available, of 700 EUR/month, travel (up to 350 EUR), studio, accommodation and production costs.
Applicants from Switzerland, Nordic-Baltic countries, South Eastern Europe (Balkans) and South America may apply.

Thematic residencies are supported by the EU Culture Programme, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, and Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Call for contributions to inter-format symposium on hosting and displacing:
Critical Tourism and Post-Romantic Condition
May 16–19, 2013, Nida, Lithuania 
The international symposium is a part of the Swiss-Lithuanian cooperation project On Hosting and Displacing. The format of the symposium contributions is open: talks, presentations, artistic interventions, workshops, etc.

Call for a Trainee
We are looking for interns to work as a) assistant curators, which includes coordination of artist-in-residency and other culture & education programmes and b) visual communication assistants (photo & video documentation and working with our archive). We offer a unique experience and reference letters for your future career, as well as free accommodation at the Colony between September 2013 and May 2014. You should stay for four to eight months. Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until February 15, 2013. For more information, please visit our internships page.

NAC is also waiting for your proposals to make an event (63-bed guesthouse and three conference/workshop spaces). 
Our information partners: www.echogonewrong.com, www.artnews.lt, and www.neringafm.lt.

 

 

Lecture on worldwide residency opportunities by Bojana Panevska (TransArtists.org) in CAC Cafe on 10th Dec

On the occasion of the first Nida residents exhibition 'Taking Time' in Vilnius, Nida Art Colony is inviting all the Lithuanian artists to

Lecture on worldwide residency opportunities by Bojana Panevska (Amsterdam, TransArtists.org) on 10th of December at 4.30 pm in CAC café, Vilnius, Vokiečiu st.

Trans Artists is a knowledge centre on cultural mobility, with a strong focus on artist-in-residence opportunities. Here you can find all about facts, use and value of international artist-in-residence programs as well as other cultural opportunities for artists to stay and work elsewhere. Trans Artists operates mainly from the artists' perspective and usually cooperates with a wide range of partners in all world regions, increasingly more in depth within European countries. Trans Artists makes the enormous worldwide residential art labyrinth accessible and usable to the artists, through its website, newsletter, research and workshop programs.

The Trans Artists website offers a database of 1200 residencies worldwide.

Bojana Panevska is a visual artist and researcher based in Amsterdam, where she graduated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy (audio-visual department) and afterwards received a master’s degree of Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute. She has been in few artist-in-residence places in Europe and Asia.

About the workshop/lecture

Many questions and answers concerning artist in residence opportunities addressed in the Trans Artists’ workshops are similar for artists anywhere: for instance, how to find the programme that fits your interest; how to apply; how to fund etc. But there are also questions and answers that are specific for different disciplines or for regional art scenes. And the main question is: how to match your individual wishes and expectations with the demands and conditions of the artist in residence programme?

Trans Artists’ workshops aim to stimulate your curiosity and raise interest in using artist-in-residence opportunities for your artistic development. These workshops are only the beginning…!

Poster of the exhibition Taking Time