December 10, 2013

VAA Nida Art Colony call for residency applications, symposium on techno-ecologies and a trainee

Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts
Artist-in-residence walk in the Dead Dunes towards the Baltic Sea, 2013 November, NAC.

Deadline for applications: February 15, 2014
Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) welcomes proposals from emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and art researchers/writers/philosophers for its upcoming remote residencies on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania.

NAC residencies are most appropriate for those who seek time and professional support for critical thinking, creative process, research, experiments, artistic production, exchange and cooperation of artists as well as those who need a big studio or spectacular open spaces—the Colony is situated about 600 meters away from the sand dunes and the Baltic Sea beach. You could also benefit from meetings with visiting professors and students as well as facilities in more than ten different workshops of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius.

The Colony provides the necessary living and social conditions to ensure a comfortable environment for the artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and is equipped with all the necessary facilities.

Please check our Facebook, as well as Projects and Exhibitions at for more information on NAC activities. To get a sense of the Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios please see the Nida Art Colony Log.

Please follow application guidelines when applying.

Residenciesbetween June 2014 and May 2015
Recommended duration of a residency is two months; possible duration of a residency is one to four months.

No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking. Studio and living space costs make 412 EUR/month (June–September) and 312 EUR/month (October–May), including all taxes, use of equipment, Wi-Fi, communal spaces and bicycles.

Winter residencies in January & February 2014
In January and February NAC is able to offer a couple of last-minute winter residencies. We invite you to experience snow in the summer resort and ice fishing on the frozen lagoon. Apply as soon as possible—there is no deadline—applicants with strong motivation and capturing portfolios will be invited right away. Studio and living space costs make 312 EUR/month.

Curated residencies
NAC plans to host two-month long fully funded curated residencies in October–November 2014. Please follow NAC news for further information and application deadlines.

Curatorial proposals
We are looking for curators who could propose and run a thematic residency project at NAC or curate exhibition from past and present residents archive. Please check curatorial residency programme.

Call for contributions to inter-format symposium on flux of sand and aquatic ecosystems
22–25 May 2014, Nida, Lithuania

The international symposium is a part of the techno-ecologies project which is carried out in cooperation with RIXC (Latvia). In 2014 the ecosystems of sand, fresh and salty water and human-being will be discussed and re-approached in depth during lectures, performances, in site-specific artworks, workshops and collective dinners. The participative nature of the symposium brings together 30–40 professionals for three days and nights to spend time in an intensive sharing and working environment. Artists, curators, scientists, researchers and people with interdisciplinary backgrounds are welcome to apply. Selected participants will be provided with travel grants (up to 350 EUR), accommodation and catering. Please check out the keywords, questions and keynotes before applying.

Curatorial Board of the symposium: Rasa and Raitis Smits (RIXC, LV), Andrew Gryf Paterson (Pixelache, SCO/FIN), Erich Berger (Finnish Society of Bioart, AT/FI), Satellietgroep (NL), Vytautas Michelkevičius (NAC, LT).

Call for trainee
We are looking for a trainee to work as a curatorial assistant of the NAC artist-in-residency programme. Please visit our internships section for more information.

Please send all the applications to [email protected] with indication in the subject of the activity you are applying to (residency, winter residency, symposium, internship).

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