Narva Art Residency (NART) is announcing its second open call to welcome professional 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 ArtsNarva 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. We ask to describe the plans one has for the residency, which should also outline the connection with the local community.

The residency offers accommodation, working space, a shared kitchen, and access to the Kreenholm factory without a fee. 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, but NART itself does not have scholarships for covering travelling, working materials and everyday costs. 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.

The available residency periods are the following, yet it is possible to have other arrangements. 
3 January – 13 February (6 weeks) – 2 vacancies (announced in December)
10 January – 27 February (7 weeks) – 1 vacancy (announced in December)
28 February – 1 May (9 weeks) – 2 vacancies
22 July – 11 September (7.5 weeks) – 2 vacancies
12 September – 30 October (7 weeks) – 2 vacancies
31 October – 1 January 2023 (9 weeks) – 2 vacancies
21 November – 1 January 2023 (6 weeks) – 1 vacancy

Please fill the application form in English and send the CV and portfolio file here:

Deadline: 23.12.2021 23:59 GMT+2

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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 be announced soon.