Narva Art Residency (NART) is announcing its next open call to welcome artists and creatives for a residency in 2023

October 28, 2022
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Calls from Estonia

NART is having an open call to find artists for the residency program in 2023. The deadline for applying is on the 25th of November 2022. Altogether 12 artists will be selected who can spend and work approximately two months in Narva.

Due to the city’s location on the Estonian-Russian border and the current geopolitical situation, Narva has become a point of attention. NART is located in the historic Kreenholm area which came about when a textile manufacturing company was founded in the mid-19th century. It was once the largest of its kind in Europe and Russia. Now it stands vacant but has become a source of inspiration for artists and a space allowing experiments.

NART is housed in a historic villa, which was once home to the director of the factory. In recent years NART has become a vibrant cultural center. In 2022, NART hosts altogether 28 residencies, 12 exhibitions, and about 80 public events. There is a short video about NART here. The creative center also goes beyond its walls with projects like the Narva Venice Embassy.

The international artist-in-residence program is open for artists and creatives operating across all art fields. The program aims to generate creative exchange between practitioners as well as strengthen ties with the local context. Artists are invited to make interactive, socially-engaged, and/or community-based work. For example, in 2022 NART hosted Finnish sound artist Jaakko Autio who created a sound installation that included the input of three local choirs. German designer Leah Schulze did her fieldwork at Narva’s care home to design games for people with dementia and Mexican artists Elizabeth Guerrero recorded the stories of locals in Kulgu area for a sound journey.

For applying, please send a file with the required information here. The deadline for applications is set for 25 November 2022 at 23:59 (Estonian time). More information can be found on our website or via an e-mail to