Neringa Municipal Council together with NAC of the Vilnius Academy of Arts invites professionals working in the fields of visual and applied arts, design, architecture, art history, theory, and criticism living and working in Lithuania and/or Lithuanian citizens to submit applications for the 9th edition of the Neringa Scholarship.
The scholarship grants a 1000€ stipend and a one month residency at NAC during the period of 1-30 November 2020. The amount of the stipend does not change also in case of a collective application. Applications are accepted until 29 May 2020.
The scholarship is awarded through a competition. The selection is made by the jury of delegated members of Neringa municipality and NAC. The applicant must submit a project proposal related to the political, social, cultural and/or ecological aspects of the Curonian Spit.
The project is to be implemented during a month-long residency at NAC and presented at the end of the residency.
The most important selection criteria are: the quality of the applicant’s artistic practice, the originality and relevance of the proposed project, and the project feasibility.
Previous recipients of the Neringa Scholarship:
2019 Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas
2018 Norbert Tukaj
2017 Dalia Mikonytė and Adomas Žudys
2016 Žilvinas Landzbergas
2015 Linas Kutavičius
2014 Rūta Junevičiūtė and Nicholas Matranga
2013 Lena Dobrowolska
2012 Laima Kreivytė
The residency programme at Nida Art Colony (NAC) offers space and comfortable conditions to professional artists and practitioners working with visual culture for focused and undisturbed work in Nida, a remote UNESCO World Heritage Site. NAC is surrounded by the unique landscape of the Curonian spit: forest, sand dunes, and the sea.