The Nida Art Colony (NAC), on the spectacular Curonian Spit in Lithuania, is a subsection of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA). It offers a range of residencies, exchanges and studio usage opportunities and the UNESCO listed location offers a unique place for artistic, curatorial and educational processes to occur. The magnificent location offers time for reflection and productivity with the breath taking surrounds of the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea at every turn.
NAC is focused on professional support, as well as development of projects encouraging art education and art production. NAC’s work allows the artistic and academic development of experienced and emerging artists, designers, architects, curators, art critics and researchers from around the world.
NAC offers 1 to 4 months residencies (preference is for 2 month blocks) and the individual residencies can be taken between September 2018 and May 2019. Creative professionals are invited to apply to secure a space and residencies offer support for grant applications, accommodation, as well as free use of studio space, communal space, equipment, Wi-Fi and bicycles.
12 month residencies are also available for the period between September 2018 and August 2019. The 12-month residency includes basic living costs and studio space and successful recipients would contribute 25% of their time to artistic reflection and assisting to further develop the residency program.
Other more specific residences are available for Doctoral residents and exchanges between Egyptian and Lithuanian artists. For more information about all residency opportunities see here.
NAC is the Baltic region’s largest art, residency and education community, that has hosted around 300 artists and cultural professionals to date. One of the great advantages of the residency is the chance to meet and spend time with a range of creative and academic professionals from around the world during your stay.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)