[Oberlist] LT* call/res: Nida Art Colony on the Baltic Sea Coast

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Subject: Nida Art Colony on the Baltic Sea Coast: Call for Applications
From:    "Art&Education" <edu-news at mailer.e-flux.com>
Date:    Sat, February 5, 2011 10:16 pm
To:      ober at emdash.org

February 5, 2011
Nida Art Colony

Residency Applications, Contributions and Proposals

Deadline: February 28, 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 sunbathing.

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

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

T-R-A-C-E-S.net 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.

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
T-R-A-C-E-S.net project):

May 3-6, 2011, Nida/Vilnius.

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 events.

More information at www.nidacolony.lt

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Nida Art Colony, Taikos str. 43, Neringa (Nida), Lithuania,
info at nidacolony.lt
If you have any questions, please contact Vytautas Michelkevicius,
artistic director, via phone: +370 662 45216 or email:
vytautas at nidacolony.lt

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