Call for entries
Deadline: 28 February 2011

Nida Art Colony on the Baltic Sea Coast
Lithuania – 1 March – 31 May 2011

*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, the new subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts
(Lithuania), is opening in March 2011. The principal objective of the
Colony is to improve the quality of art education in Lithuania and
create favourable conditions for creative contemporary art practices.
Simply put, Nida Art Colony is about international and local
collaboration, as well as experiments in both art and art education.

*Location.*Nida Art Colony <> is situated 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.

Join the emerging community of artists in a spectacular and inspiring


The Nida Artist-in-residence Programme is intended for professional
visual artists, designers, architects, curators, art critics and art

* residencies
*between March 1 and May 31, 2011; duration: 4 to 9 weeks; for artists
willing to produce site-specific (locally found material, alternative
concepts of Nida Art Colony, etc.) or sustainable and eco/logic/nomical
works; artists are expected to contribute to the INTER-FORMAT Symposium;
2-5 grants for sustainable living, production and travel expenses available.

*Deadline: February 28, 2011; please send T-R-A-C-E-S application

*Nida AIR summer residencies
:*between June 1 and September 31,
2011; duration: 1 to 4 months; studio rent fee is 412 Eur/month,
including all taxes, use of equipment, bicycles and the minivan (no
grants available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support).

*Residency Conditions

*the Colony offers the necessary living and socialising 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; residents are welcome to use the Colony‘s communal spaces, equipment, bicycles and minivan; a 600-metre walk down a forest path from the Colony is a white sand Blue Flag beach with sand dunes.


*INTER-FORMAT Symposium: Reinventing Interdisciplinarity (part of the project):
*May 3-6, 2011, Nida/Vilnius.

*Deadline: February 28, 2011; please send your proposals for
contributions to

The symposium’s goal is to gather artists, curators, researchers and
practitioners and reinvent the format of presenting and sharing art,
knowledge and experience. One of the key features of contemporary
culture is the changing role of the artist, who sometimes assumes the
role of a researcher and curator, and vice versa. Where are the borders
of these roles? How could a serious researcher and theorist do a
performance, and how could a playful artist do serious research and

The symposium in Nida is going to be an ongoing performance with
lectures, discussions, presentations, coffee/wild herbal tea drinking
circles, dinner with conceptual sentiments (to everybody’s health),
eco-minimal-media events, audio-lobby, imaginary mapping, smell
sightseeing, etc. We are looking forward to contributions that offer an
engaging format of participation and rethink interdisciplinary practices
between art, research, theory & curatorship, as well as inter-roles in
contemporary culture. Some grants for travel expenses available.


Nida Art Colony welcomes proposals from curators/institutions to do
events at the Colony.

The colony’s facilities:

-seminar (53 sq. m.) and conference/exhibition (100 sq. m.) spaces;

-roof terrace (100 sq. m.);

-53-bed guest house;

-multifunctional industrial space (423 sq. m.);

-media lab and other equipment.

We offer 50% discount from regular prices for cultural and educational

You can also apply for rent throughout the year, if there are any free
places left after the deadline.

*More information at
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