Organisers

The Res Artis Regional Meeting Vilnius-Nida is organised by Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts in co-operation with Res Artis.



Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts
(NAC)
is a meeting place for experienced and emerging artists, designers, architects, curators, art critics and researchers from around the world. It is a unit of the Vilnius Academy of Arts. NAC offers time, space and professional support for exchange, work, reflection, research, production and experimentation in contemporary visual arts. NAC runs an artist-in-residence programme, which offers curated and independent residencies for professional artists and researchers. Through collaboration with international and national partners as well as cooperation with departments of the Vilnius Academy of Arts it simultaneously develops and runs a variety of art production and art education projects.

NAC is located on the Curonian Spit, which is a 99 kilometre long peninsula dividing the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea, five hours away from the capital Vilnius. The spit is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the most beautiful and unique cultural landscapes of Europe. It is also a National Park with sand dunes and pine forest as characteristic features of its landscape. Read more about the Curonian Spit: www.visitneringa.lt
 
Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) is an autonomous university level state institution. It is the only institution for higher art education in Lithuania. There are almost two thousand students at VAA seeking BA, BFA, MA, MFA, as well as PhD and DA degrees at four faculties, located in different cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, and Telsiai. Students can choose from 24 undergraduate, 22 graduate, and 7 post-graduate study programmes. A four-year Art and Design Doctoral programme for practicing artists and designers was introduced in 2010.