[rohrpost] Nida Art Colony on the Baltic Sea Coast: Call for Residency Applications, Event Proposals and a Trainee

Mindaugas Gapsevicius miga at o-o.lt
Don Sep 29 00:47:00 CEST 2011

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From: 	Vytautas Michelkevicius / Nidos meno kolonija

*Nida Art Colony on the Baltic Sea Coast: Call for Residency
Applications, Event Proposals and a Trainee*

*Keywords:*Fluxus sand, the Baltic Sea as a medium, labyrinths of forest
paths, smoked fish, solitude, landscape meditation, mind massage,
contemplating the ten-meter-high studio space, migrating from water to
water, media lab, beaches and breeze, reinventing tradition, creative

Nida Art Colony invites artists, designers, architects, curators, and
art researchers to meet the coming spring on the Baltic Sea coast in the
Curonian Spit National Park. The Colony was opened in March 2011 as a
new branch of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania).

*Deadline for residency applications – October 15, 2011*

Check the first issue of the *Nida Art Colony Log* at
www.nidacolony.lt/images/log01.pdf for the pulse of the Colony’s
life and A.I.R. portfolios in Spring 2011.


Time and inspiring solitude are becoming the most important values
today, and these are plenty at Nida Art Colony. *The residency in Nida
will meet your expectations if:*

   * the intensity of urban life – curators, openings, presentations –
     consumes all of your time and leaves you without energy to
     concentrate on artistic practice
   * you are working with site-specific projects involving local
     communities, reflecting on the natural and/or cultural environment
   * you love coincidences and want to meet artists from all over the
     world in order to collaborate with them now or in the future
   * you are looking for a big studio and space for experiments – the
     whole forest and the whole beach can be your studio

*Deadline for residency applications – October 15, 2011 (*Application
(*_please download
have to be send to info at nidacolony.lt)

*Dates and duration of the residencies: *1 to 4 months between February
1, 2012 and May 31, 2012. There is also one residency available in
November 2011 and two residencies in December 2011. Apply for these as
soon as possible.

*Grants:*one grant (for 2012) from the local Municipality is available
to artists focusing on local social and cultural issues. Other selected
candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking.

*Costs:*studio and living space rent is 312 Eur/month, including all
taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces, bicycles and the minivan.

*Conditions:*the Colony offers the necessary living and socializing
facilities that ensure comfortable and unobtrusive coexistence of the
five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on
two floors, has 65 sq. m of floor space, and features all the necessary
facilities; a 600-metre walk down a forest path from the Colony is a
beach with sand dunes. See www.nidacolony.lt for the list of available 

*Location.*Nida Art Colony is located on the
Curonian Spit, which is a 98 km long peninsula separating the Curonian
Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. The Curonian Spit is included in the UNESCO
World Heritage List as one of the most beautiful and unique cultural
landscapes of Europe.


Nida Art Colony welcomes proposals from curators/institutions to
collaborate on or to rent the spaces for events at the Colony.

The colony’s facilities:

seminar (53 sq. m) and conference/exhibition (100 sq. m) spaces;
roof terrace (100 sq. m);
63-bed guest house;
multifunctional industrial space (423 sq. m);
media lab and other equipment.

*Deadline*for events to take place in January–May 2012 is October 31, 2011.


We are looking for an intern to work as an assistant curator, which
includes coordination of artist-in-residency and other culture &
education programmes. We offer a unique experience and reference letters
for your future career, as well as free accommodation at the Colony from
now to May 2012. However, you will have to cover your living expenses
yourself or from other funds. Please send your CV and a short motivation
letter to vytautas at nidacolony.lt before the end of October 2011.**

*Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Taikos str. 43, Neringa
(Nida), Lithuania. *

If you have any questions, please contact Vytautas Michelkevicius,
artistic director:
+370 662 45216, vytautas at nidacolony.lt

More information at www.nidacolony.lt and on
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/NidaArtColony>
www.artnews.lt, www.neringafm.lt