Residency Types

The NAC Residency programme is often linked to the ongoing longer and shorter term projects, research, commissions, education that have dedicated funding structures and include specific project-related open calls for participation. These are announced on the website, newsletter and social media. While these calls are irregular and sporadic, NAC Self-funded and Collaborative Residencies reoccur on a regular basis.

● Self-funded

The individual residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) grants selected participants the opportunity to live and work in Nida, Lithuania for a period of between one and six months. 

The programme is open to artists and researchers working within the fields of history, ecology and politics, social sciences, visual culture and interdisciplinarity, designers, architects, researchers, theoreticians and curators, as well as practitioners working with performing arts, sound, material research/craft, and film.

Studio and living space rent is 580 Eur/month, incl. all taxes, including use of equipment, communal spaces and bicycles.

The applications are open once a year between March and April.

Selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant-seeking.

● Collaborative and Supportive

Neringa Municipality Scholarship
Annual Open Call: February–April

NIDA Photography Symposium
Annual Open Call: February–April

AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich
Annual Open Call: September–November

● Thematic Residencies

2023 — Bodies as Lands – Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Spatial Arrangements in Eastern Europe
2016 — Hybrid(…)scapes
2016 — Curatron
2015 — Climbing Invisible Structures. Ritualised Disciplinary Practices in Social Life
2014 — Writers Residency
2014 — Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context
2012-2014 — Techno-ecologies
2012-2013 — On Hosting and Displacing 
2011-2012 — T.R.A.C.E.S.