Call for winter-spring residency applications and trainee / Symposium on remoteness

Deadline for all applications: 15 June 2012

Symposium: 17–20 May 2012

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

T +370 662 45216

Nida Art Colony invites artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers to experience the Winter and Spring on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania.

Call for residency applications
Baltic-Nordic residencies October–December 2012 and international residencies January–May 2013

Nida Art Colony (NAC) welcomes proposals for its upcoming winter residencies. Two types of residencies are available. Residencies with grants will be offered to Baltic and Nordic artists for the term of October to December, 2012. The January to May 2013 term is open to all applicants.

The NAC is located in a remote and beautiful landscape. The residency is appropriate for those artists seeking time, solitude, and big studio or open-air space as well as for those who love coincidences and want to meet artists from all over the world in order to collaborate with them now or in the future. The Colony building also hosts student workshops and international artistic projects for shorter periods of time. The NAC is located in the small resort town of Nida.

The Colony provides the necessary living and social conditions to ensure a comfortable environment for the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and features all the necessary facilities. The colony is situated about 600 meters away from the sand dunes, and a short walk from the beach. For a list of available equipment, see

To get a sense of Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios from 2011 please check the Nida Art Colony Log, here ( and here (

More information on facilities, activities, and services can be found on our website and Facebook.

How to apply
Applications for Baltic-Nordic Grants for Residencies in October–December 2012: Follow application guidelines here. Please, indicate “Baltic-Nordic Grant Application” in the subject line. Only the residents of Baltic-Nordic countries (except Lithuania) are eligible. There are three grants for artists and one for a curator/researcher who is willing to spend 20 to 30 percent of his/her residency time co-curating/reseraching residency and colony programmes.
Duration: 2 months.

Applications for Residencies in January–May 2013:
Follow application guidelines here. Please indicate “Winter Residency Application” in the subject line.
Duration: 1 to 4 months. The recommended duration of a residency is 2 months.
Costs: Studio and living space rent is 312 EUR/month, including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces, and bicycles.

We currently have no grants for January–May applicants, but we will issue a letter of invitation to be used for external grant applications.

Call for a trainee
We are looking for an intern to work as an assistant curator, which includes coordination of artist-in-residency and other culture & education programmes. You will also have to assist in daily tasks. We offer a unique experience and reference letters for your future career, as well as free accommodation at the Colony from September 2012 to May 2013. However, you will have to cover your living expenses. You should stay for 4 to 8 months. Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to until 15 June 2012. For more information, please visit our internships page.

Inter-format symposium on remoteness and contemporary art
17–20 May 2012, Nida
The symposium is a part of a project of the Baltic-Nordic Network of Remote Art & Residency Centers. The participants will share their experiences working and living in remotely located art and residency centers as directors and cultural managers, and as practicing artists. For the programme and to see the other participating partners, please visit the project blog here.

The Colony is also waiting for your proposals to make an event (63-bed guesthouse and 3 conference/workshop spaces).

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