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February 08 2018

MASS Alexandria (Egypt) and the VAA Nida Art Colony (Lithuania) > Open call for residency

Previous Opportunity

Deadline: 15 March 2021

For Egyptian artists: 

Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) invites artists from Egypt to apply for a two-month studio residency at NAC in Lithuania. The residency is complementing the activities of the project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture.

Participating artist are expected to focus on issues of conflict, rootless communities, migration, displacement, ways of making strange territories your own, conviviality, identity and related experiences. There are no limits on time or geographical area if the artist choses to work on specific historical events. Please refer to the description of the project for further information.

ELIGIBILITY. NAC invites Egyptian visual artists to apply for this residency exchange as long as they are based in Egypt since at least two years, participated in local and international art activities during this time, for instance group shows, screening programmes, experimental exhibitions, conferences and talks within fine arts and experimental film. Fluent spoken and written English is a must. Open mindedness, tolerance and sociability would be wonderful.

The artist selected for this residency will receive a grant, which covers the visa, airfare for his/her flight from Alexandria to Vilnius and back, the airport transfer to/from Nida, the health insurance in Lithuania, the honorarium of 700 Eur/month to cover his/her living expenses, and a production budget. In addition, NAC will provide a private living and studio space and organise a presentation of his/her work in Nida and/or Vilnius within the framework of the 4Cs project.

The residency is part of a new collaboration between MASS Alexandria and the VAA Nida Art Colony, made possible by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Founding Director of MASS Alexandria Wael Shawky.

For more details and for the Lithuanian artists application, please visit NAC website

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