WebJs performance and Letmekoo residencies are migrating to the web

"We saw the art action, WebJs, at the Nida Art Colony (a brand new residency department of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania) as an event in the Derridean and/or Foucaultian sense. A mix of eight weeks research and an endless stream of internet data resulted in a five hour performance on the 18th December where seven artists, 54 livestream viewers and 89 visitors were involved. The performance was transmitted in real time over the net. Visitors to the Nida Art Colony were invited to enjoy walking with a laptop computer around the space to appreciate the Mackenzian state of being – wirelessness." This is how WebJs curator puts in his text about 8 weeks residencies organised by him and produced by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists' Association (www.letmekoo.lt).

The new project website has just been launched with all the documentation http://www.webjs.lt.

You can also experience WebJs performance with artists statements in the 15 min. video made by eminent Lithuanian video artist Evaldas Jansas.

Open Artists Studios and WebJs Performance on 18 Nov

Welcome to open artists-in-residency studios from 8 to 11 pm on 18th November.

Participating Artists

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir (Iceland)
Bita Razavi & Jaakko Karhunen (Finland)
John Grzinich (Estonia)

Tessa Androutsopoulos (FIN/GR)
Sydney Hart (CA/UK)

and WebJs video internet performance with guest artist Dirk Paesmans from www.jodi.org collective (BE/DE) at 9 pm.

Participating Artists

Andrius Kviliūnas (LT)
Darius Mikšys (LT)
Robertas Narkus (LT)
Linas Ramanauskas (LT)
Irma Stanaitytė (LT)

Curator Mindaugas Gapševičius (DE/LT).


The programme is included into open Culture Night of Neringa city which celebrates 50 years anniversary. More events.


Reseach Trip of Remote Baltic Art & Residency Centres is Starting

Nida Art Colony team together with partnets is starting Reseach trip through the Baltic Art & Residency Centres in Latvia and Estonia: SERDE, Sanna Culture Manor, MoKs and TotalDobze.

Check out the blog of the network http://remotenet.nidacolony.lt/

Check the map of the route.



It´s OK, They Live Here! - an exhibition of Colony residents at the supermarket Maxima in Nida

We welcome you to the Nida Maxima* for our opening the 5th of November at 17:00 O'clock:

It is an exhibition at Maxima by the artists in residence of the Nida Art Colony.

The title of this show comes from a chance meeting between one of the colony's artists in residence and a local woman just after they had come a across two big moose in the forest - the local woman consoles the artist with the words: It´s OK, they live Here!

"They" in this sense could just as well refer to us, the moose or the locals.


Sincerely, The Residents:

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir 1979 (Icelandic artist based in Sao Paulo)

Darius Miksys 1969 ( Lithuanian artist based in Vilnius)

Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky 1980 (Swiss artist based in the Netherlands)

Liddy Scheffknecht 1980 (Austrian artist based in Vienna)

Renata Heredia 19-- (Lithuanian artist based in Vilnius)

Robertas Narkus 1983 (Lithuanian artist based in Vilnius)

Irma Stanaityte 1972 ( Lithuanian artist based in Vilnius)

Tessa Androutsopoulos 1981 (Finnish artist based in Helsinki)

*Maxima, Naglių gatvė 29A, Nida, 93123 Neringa, Lithuania

Photo: Robertas Narkus, Self-portrait, 2006

Call for proposals for events for winter- spring 2012

Nida Art Colony welcomes proposals from curators/institutions to collaborate on or to rent the spaces for events at the Colony. We also welcome travellers to overnight in the warm and cosy Colony's rooms.


The colony’s facilities:

seminar (53 sq. m) and conference/exhibition (100 sq. m) spaces;
roof terrace (100 sq. m);
63-bed guest house;
multifunctional industrial space (423 sq. m);
media lab and other equipment.

We offer a 50% discount from regular space rent prices for cultural and educational events.


Deadline for events to take place in January–May 2012 is October 31, 2011. Proposals and requests can be send all the year round but we dont guarantee your prefered timeframe for the event.




We are looking for an intern to work as an assistant curator, which includes coordination of artist-in-residency and other culture & education programmes. We offer a unique experience and reference letters for your future career, as well as free accommodation at the Colony from now to May 2012. However, you will have to cover your living expenses yourself. 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. before the end of October 2011.


Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Taikos str. 43, Neringa (Nida), Lithuania.

If you have any questions, please contact Vytautas Michelkevicius, artistic director: +370 662 45216 , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Information partners: www.artnews.lt, www.neringafm.lt

Open Artists Studios on 15 October and Magazine Launch

Welcome to Nida Art Colony Open Studios and Magazine Launch on 15th of October from 2 to 5 p.m.


Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir (Islandija)
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky
Liddy Scheffknecht
Renata Heredia (Lietuva)

Guided Tour with artists is at 2 p.m. It is followed by the 1st issue of the magazine "Nida Art Colony Log".

Presentation of the 1st magazine "Nida Art Colony log" at CAC Reading Room

The first issue (Spring 2011) of the magazine of Nida Art Colony is out. It covers AIR portfolios, events at the Colony and discursive texts. The event together with the Colony team and Linas live via Neringa FM is going to take place at CAC (Contemporary Art Centre, Vokieciu str. 2, Vilnius) Reading Room on 12th of October at 6 pm. Herbal teas and videos will be served.

Call for artist-in-residency applications for spring 2012

Deadline 15th of October. Application (please download) have to be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is one residency available in November 2011 and two residencies in December 2011. Apply for these as soon as possible.

Dates and duration of the residencies: 1 to 4 months between February 1, 2012 and May 31, 2012.

Keywords: Fluxus sand, the Baltic Sea as a medium, labyrinths of forest paths, smoked fish, solitude, landscape meditation, mind massage, contemplating the ten-meter-high studio space, migrating from water to water, media lab, beaches and breeze, reinventing tradition, creative sunbathing.

Nida Art Colony invites artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers to meet the coming spring on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park. The Colony was opened in March 2011 as a new branch of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania).

Check the first issue of the Nida Art Colony Log at www.nidacolony.lt/images/log01.pdf for the pulse of the Colony’s life and A.I.R. portfolios in Spring 2011.


Time and inspiring solitude are becoming the most important values today, and these are plenty at Nida Art Colony. The residency in Nida will meet your expectations if:

  • the intensity of urban life – curators, openings, presentations – consumes all of your time and leaves you without energy to concentrate on artistic practice
  • you are working with site-specific projects involving local communities, reflecting on the natural and/or cultural environment
  • you love coincidences and want to meet artists from all over the world in order to collaborate with them now or in the future
  • you are looking for a big studio and space for experiments – the whole forest and the whole beach can be your studio

Deadline for residency applications – October 15, 2011

Application (please download) have to be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates and duration of the residencies: 1 to 4 months between February 1, 2012 and May 31, 2012. There is one residency available in November 2011 and two residencies in December 2011. Apply for these as soon as possible.

Grants: one grant from the local Municipality is available to artists focusing on local social and cultural issues. Other selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking.

Costs: studio and living space rent is 312 Eur/month, including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces, bicycles and the minivan.

Conditions: the Colony offers the necessary living and socializing facilities that ensure comfortable and unobtrusive coexistence of the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors, has 65 sq. m of floor space, and features all the necessary facilities; a 600-metre walk down a forest path from the Colony is a beach with sand dunes. See www.nidacolony.lt for the list of available equipment.

Location. Nida Art Colony is located on the Curonian Spit, which is a 98 km long peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. The Curonian Spit is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the most beautiful and unique cultural landscapes of Europe.

More information at www.nidacolony.lt and on Facebook.