NIDA ART COLONY: Call for Residency and Symposium

The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) is open for emerging and experienced artists, designers, architects, curators and researchers. NAC is the biggest art, residency and education venue in the Baltic region that provides the opportunity to live and work in theCuronian Spit National Park. Since 2011, when the A-I-R programme was launched, about 300artists and other culture professionals have stayed at the Colony.

Between August 2017July 2018
NAC call for Individual residency applications
Duration: One to four months (preferred from two months)
Grants and costs: No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking. Studio and living space rent for selected residents costs 400 EUR per month, including all taxes, use of equipment, Wi-Fi, communal spaces and bicycles.
Educational opportunity: NAC encourages its residents to give a workshop at local high school or art school in September–December 2017 in exchange of the ~200 EUR fee.

July–September, 2017
Nida Doctoral School (NDS) residencies for practice and theory based doctoral students
(2 studios available for 1–2 months). NDS is a non-degree doctoral program run together with Aalto University (Helsinki, FI).
NDS summer course: Selected doctoral residents are invited to join the intensive course on research methods and methodologies in the context of visual and performing arts, design and architecture on August 21–26. 
Among tutors are:
Dr Joanne Morra (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London) and Dr Marquard Smith (Journal of Visual Culture and UCL Institute of Education).
Costs: The same conditions as for individual residencies apply, however selected doctoral residents are offered the summer course at no tuition fee as well as 5 ECTS credits.

May 19–22, 2017
Call for participants for the 7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines
Confirmed artists/speakers/performers: Awst & Walther (UK/Germany), Zbyněk Baladrán (Czech Republic), Vitalij Červiakov (Lithuania), Nikolaus Gansterer (Austria), Morten Norbye Halvorsen (Norway), Lina Lapelytė (Lithuania), Karen O’Rourke (France/USA), Marcus Steinweg (Germany), Jessica Warboys (UK) and others
Curators: Thomas Thiel (Germany) & Dr Vytautas Michelkevičius (Lithuania)
The symposium brings together around 40 professionals (artists, musicians, philosophers, scientists, archaeologists, and other researchers) to reflect on the line as a very basic visual element and medium of knowledge. Taking it as a symbolic as well as analytical instrument the symposium presents different strategies to sketch and connect through methods of mapping, walking, recording etc. Full concept & application details.
Costs: 150 EUR (100 EUR for students) which includes accommodation in a triple room and catering.