Kintai Arts
Viešoji įstaiga „Kintai Arts“ buvo perorganizuota iš individualios steigėjos Audros Juodeškienės įmonės „Brigė“. Ji savo veiklą pradėjo 2013 m. „Kintai Arts“ tikslas yra organizuoti pramogų, poilsio, kūrybines, menines ir sporto veiklas, užsiimti viešųjų ryšių ir komunikacijos vykdymu.
 

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The KINTAI ARTS Residence

The KINTAI Arts Residence is an international residency program for artists located in Kintai, Silute municipality, Lithuania. It is a self-administrated non-profit organization. Kintai Arts Residency artspace wants to create an environment for inspiration – a place for the artists where they could concentrate on their work as well as experiments. Kintai Arts Residency seeks becoming  a center for establishing close cooperation between artists, musicians, thinkers and other people from cultural field through interdisciplinary programs and residencies. A knowledge-based platform for innovative creative production, Kintai Arts Residency integrates with the social and cultural framework of Klaipeda region while simultaneously supporting a strong international focus.

The residency program offers combined living and working spaces with private bedrooms for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons. The workshops are situated in the former administrative offices of an old school (teachers’ room, student council room, classrooms, etc.) and in other community buildings (Cultural Center, Museum, Barns and accommodations in historical farm apartments). All buildings are in a short walking area in the center of the town. There is a possibility to stay in the apartments on the coast of Curonian Lagoon as well.

The rooms are simply furnished and could be occupied with 1-4 artists (depending on the room). Toilets and shower are located in each room, just a few are common. A fully equipped kitchen is also available, as well as a patio with the possibility for cooking out when the weather is nice. By special arrangement, there are various other spaces that can be used: a large communal studio (about 60m²), 3 small work rooms ( 20-35 m²), an exhibition-performance space (about 110m²), the Hall with a stage and full sound/light equipment (about 450 m²), barn (about 200 m²) for dance/performances, another barn (300 m²) for wooden works, small architecture, sculpture, painting. In certain situations, there is a possibility of using a gym (about 300 m²) and Church buildings for rehearsals and concerts.

In the town of Kintai, there are further opportunities: large walls for artistic intentions, fields and forests, the Curonian Lagoon itself with a possibility of all kinds of water sport.

There are twenty bikes available for rent. There is a possibility to access sound equipment, sound recording.

Presentations

During the residency, there are ample possibilities to present public artist discussions, readings, lectures, concerts, etc. A group exhibition takes place in June-August. Works-in-progress can be publicised in social media in cooperation with the artists.

Scheduling and Duration

For the meantime, the artist-in-residence program is available between May 15 and October 15 (summer season). The duration of a residency is from one to three months (in special cases up to six months). Rooms for “artists-on-tour” and shorter-period residents (less than one month) can also be provided by special arrangements.

Cost sharing

In order to cover the costs of maintenance (utilities, etc.) it is necessary that guest artists pay the amount of € 240-440 per month (depending on individual needs for space and the number of residencies that are exploited).

APPLY FOR RESIDENCY

To apply, please send us the following documents:

– a short CV with the address and contacts + examples of original artistic works (max. 3x DIN A4 pages / links)
– a short statement about your motivation for applying and your expectations of the residency
– desired period of time of residency (from one to three months)
– a description of the space requirements you will need/ would you share your room with another same-gender artist?

The language of application is English

Please send no originals. Application materials will not be returned by mail.

Photos, videos and sounds only as links, as download per Dropbox,  WeTransfer etc., or as CD / DVD.

 

Please send applications by e-mail or paper post to:
[email protected]
(Subject line): „Artist in Kintai Arts Residence“

or

Public organization “KINTAI ARTS”
Ramioji g. 8
LT-99358 Kintai
Šilutės municipality
Lithuania

Info & Contact:
Audra Juodeskiene
Phone: +370 686 34006
Email: [email protected]

SPONSORS

hanks to all the supporters and sponsors for making it possible:

Major of Silute municipality (the patron of Kintai Art Residency and Kintai Music Festival), Community of Kintai, Silutes municipality, Kintai secondary school, Kintai Vydunas Cultural Centre, IĮ Ventaine, UAB 3K Grupė, Pomeranian Assocciation of Arts and Sports., Evangelical-Lutheran Diocese / Kintai community, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian council for culture