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30 Jan 2014

VAA Nida Art Colony call for residency applications, symposium on techno-ecologies and a trainee in 2014-2015

Image credit: Artist-in-residence walk in the Dead Dunes towards the Baltic Sea, 2013 November, NAC

VAA Nida Art Colony call for residency applications
Vilnius Academy of Arts


Deadline for applications: February 15, 2014

Vytautas Michelkevicius
+370 662 45216

Vilnius Academy of Arts
Taikos st. 43
Neringa (Nida)

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VAA Nida Art Colony call for residency applications, symposium on techno-ecologies and a trainee in 2014-2015

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 10 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 in webpagefor 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.

RESIDENCIES between June 2014 and May 2015
Recommended duration of a residency is 2 months; possible duration of a residency is 1 to 4 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.


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.


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.


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 3 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), Jacqueline Heerema and Ronald Boer (Satellietgroep (NL), Vytautas Michelkevičius (NAC, LT).

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 with indication in the subject of the activity you are applying to (residency, winter residency, symposium, internship).
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