|NAC is seeking applications for its international residency program from artists working in a wide range of disciplines. Application deadline: 27 March, 2020.|
The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) grants selected artists the opportunity to live and work in Nida, Lithuania for a period between two and six months. NAC is located in a remote UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by the unique landscape of the Curonian spit: forest, sand dunes, a freshwater lagoon, and the sea. NAC is a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts and in addition to the international artist-in-residency programme, it organises educational and research projects as well as exhibitions.
The programme has the capacity to host up to five international residents at a time. NAC regularly works with visual artists and researchers who focus on history, ecology and politics, social sciences, visual culture and interdisciplinarity. The programme is also open to designers, architects, and curators, as well as practitioners working with performing arts, sound, material research/craft, and film. In addition, proposals for a residency by professionals from other fields are always welcome.
The programme’s goal is to provide time and space for residents to focus, and through exchange, gain insight, broaden, and diversify their outlook. NAC is collaborating with local cultural institutions and offers the possibility to organise presentations and engage with the educational programme of NAC by conducting artist talks or workshops at Vilnius Academy of Arts or local public schools.
LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS
HOW TO APPLY
Please prepare one single PDF-document (max. 9MB) with items in the above order and use the following title: ‘Full Name_ 2020’. Submit your application (and reach out with any questions that might occur) via e-mail to the Residency Curator, Indrė Liškauskaitė: email@example.com
Applications are assessed on the basis of the submitted materials and the following criteria: professional artistic practice, relevant experience in showing and discussing work in public, necessity of conducting work at a solitary space such as Nida, and the impact of spending time at this location for one’s general practice.
Please note that due to a large number of applications, we inform only selected applicants. Two weeks after the application deadline, the selected residents are announced on the NAC website.
Selected applicants should consult the Survival Guide for planning their stay and other practical information.