Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts
NAC is a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts located in Nida, Lithuania. A hybrid, NAC is a site for art education, production, research, gatherings, leisure and focussed individual and group work open to everyone but specifically aimed at the culture community. NAC runs an international artist residency programme and organises and commissions art and research projects, events, exhibitions and study courses, among them the annual Nida Doctoral School.
NAC is situated within the particular and distinct landscape of the Curonian Spit, a 98 km-long sand dune shared by Lithuania and Russia, overgrown with forests, separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where forests planted over the last 200 years have formed an environment dedicated to managing natural eolian processes.