EXTENDED DEADLINE | Open call for a residency in Krems

October 26, 2021
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Calls from Lithuania


NAC and AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich in Krems invite artists based in Lithuania to apply for a two-month residency in Krems 1 July–31 August, 2022.

NAC and AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich have conducted an annual residency exchange since 2013. AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich is a multidisciplinary fellowship program located in Krems an der Donau. The program gives architects, visual artists, musicians, and writers the opportunity to live and work in Lower Austria for a period of one to three months and to get to know the entire spectrum of local cultural institutions. In addition to realizing exhibitions, concerts, readings, and workshops, particular emphasis is placed on the production of work on site.

The city of Krems is located directly on the Danube, approximately 80 km from Vienna and 30 km from St. Pölten, the capital of Lower Austria. Krems is one of the oldest cities in Austria, its history dates back more than a thousand years. Krems and the Wachau were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Residency period
1 July–31 August, 2022

Living and working conditions
AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich provides a studio apartment appointed with kitchen, bathroom, Internet access, telephone connection, dishwasher and washing machine, access to the common room and technical rental equipment. Personal support by curators and staff including a project presentation is also provided.

Grant of 1300 Euro monthly (excluding travel-, transport- or material expenses) excluding health insurance. Every scholarship holder needs to testify in advance a valid health insurance during their stay in Krems.

Applications must be filed in English and include:
1. Application form;
2. Résumé in chart form, including artistic career and a list of previous grants (scholarships);
3. Statement of the applicant’s artistic objectives during the residency (up to 6000 characters);
4. Artist portfolio (up to 15 pages);
5. Relevant support documentation, scanned images of articles, reviews or exhibition catalogues.
Applications with all of the above are to be presented as a pdf with a contents page, and listed sequentially in the above order. Links to sound or video works can be submitted in the pdf. The pdf size should not exceed 5 MB.

Submit your application and related application questions to: Residency Coordinator, Skaistė Marčienė: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  skaiste@nidacolony.lt

Selection process
NAC will short-list three candidates whose applications will then be forwarded to AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich. A committee at AIR – Niederösterreich will make the final decision and grant one scholarship.

Former participants in the exchange programme:
Dainius Liškevičius
Emilija Škarnulytė
Lina Albrikienė
Akvilė Anglickaitė
Pakui Hardware
Irma Stanaitytė-Bazienė
Viltė Bražiūnaitė and Tomas Sinkevičius
Vita Opolskytė
Ona Juciūtė