Nida Art Colony (NAC) has announced two calls for submissions for a new research/residency programme called Neringa Forest Architecture focusing on the features of both the human-made and natural forest: its ecological rhythms, organic and industrial material cycles, timber-based material development, socio-political discourses, history, forestry and policy-making; art, design and architecture.
NAC is seeking applications from researchers, designers, architects and artists from Lithuania for the months of November and December 2020 until 4 October, 2020.
For the months of December 2020 – March 2021 NAC is seeking applications from researchers, designers, architects and artists from Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, the Åland Islands and Greenland. The program is also open to curators, as well as those working with performing arts, sound, material research/craft, and film. In addition, interdisciplinary proposals from professionals in other fields are welcome. Application deadline for applicants from the Baltic and Nordic regions is 1 November.
Each NAC live/work studio is 65m2 and equipped with basic kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and workspace facilities. Additionally, full access is given to the common spaces such as the library and the professional workshop. Residents will have access to naturally seasoned, Neringa sourced, timber boards, (10m3) cut during the 2019/2020 logging season and stored on-site at NAC (subject to availability).
The program can host up to five international residents at a time. In addition to the international residencies, NAC organizes educational and research projects as well as exhibitions. NAC is a department of Vilnius Academy of Arts and hosts students’ seminars and work retreats.
NAC is located on the Curonian Spit, a 98km-long sand dune shared by Lithuania and Russia, separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
More information about the programme and details about how to apply can be found here.
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