Narva Art Residency (NART) is announcing an open call to welcome professionals and emerging artists, designers, thinkers, curators, and other creatives to apply for a residency in 2022. The deadline for applications is set for December 23rd 2021.
Narva Art Residency is a unique cultural space that operates thanks to a collaboration between the Estonian Academy of Arts, Narva Gate, and the Estonian Ministry of Culture. NART initiates and facilitates residencies, art exhibitions, talks, and educational workshops. It is located in Narva city on the Estonian-Russian border in a historic villa, which was home to the technology director of the Kreenholm textile manufacturing company. Nearby stands the vacant factory itself. It was once the largest of its kind in Europe and Russia. Recently, it has become a source of inspiration for artists and a space allowing experiments.
The international artist-in-residence program is open for artists and creatives operating across visual arts, music, performance, architecture, design, film, literature, and curatorial practices. The program aims to generate creative exchange between practitioners as well as strengthen ties with the local context.
NART aims to host artists who engage with the community in Narva. Artists are invited to make interactive, socially-engaged, and/or community-based projects. The involvement can also take a variety of forms such as events, exhibitions, open studios, etc. The planned practice should be outlined in the application form.
The residency offers accommodation, working space, a shared kitchen, and access to the Kreenholm factory. Selected artists will sign a contract to set the time of stay at the residency. NART gives a letter of confirmation for artists who apply for outsourced funds. NART fosters residencies of approximately 2 months. Also, artistic duos are welcome. Applicants will be selected by an invited committee. NART will contact successful applicants in January 2022.
P. S: A call for various projects, exhibitions, seminars, performances, educational and public programs, as well as other ideas which could happen at the Narva Art Residency in 2022 will soon be announced.