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.
 

KINTAI Arts Residence

The KINTAI Arts Residence 

Kintai Arts Residence is a rather new artistic initiative located on the coast of the Curonian Lagoon, Lithuania. Its goal is to provide spaces for artists coming from various fields (music, visual or interdisciplinary) to work solitary or in active social conditions, encouraging encounters with contemporary art practices outside of urban cultural centers.

ENVIRONMENT

In residency, we offer various opportunities for your work and living environment: private studios
and rooms for 1-4 people.
In an old former school building, there are studios for artists and representatives of different fields
of art: three individual studios and one shared-space studio, also one big shared-space for
exhibitions. For sculptors, wood carvers, and interdisciplinary artists, we have a spacious ancient
barn.

LIVING

We are offering you to live in a historic homestead in Kintai or our Residency. The rooms are with
furniture and all conveniences. In each room can live from 1 to 4 people. There are also rooms with
shared conveniences, especially for a big group of incoming artists. Each room has a mini kitchen.
We also have a few shared kitchens; there is an opportunity to cook and eat outside.

DISCIPLINES

For music, dance, theatre rehearsals, and production activities, we suggest you use eight separate
spaces in our local community surroundings—Cultural center, Lutheran Church with its buildings,
barns, schools. All of them you can find in the center of the town, close to each other.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Considering your needs, we can book various places for rehearsals and work: big shared-space
studio (~60 m 2 ), three smaller rooms for working (20-35 m 2 ), space for exhibition (~110 m 2 ), hall
with stage, lighting, and sound system with some of the musical instruments (~450 m 2 ), barn for
dancing, performances, and rehearsals (~200 m 2 ), another barn for works with wood, smaller
architecture, sculptures, painting, and installations (300 m 2 ).
We are also offering you an opportunity to use the gym, basketball, and volleyball playgrounds. We
have shared-space Lutheran Church buildings for rehearsals and concerts. In Kintai, you can find
other options: a lot of big walls, fields, a forest and, of course, Curonian Lagoon (Kuršių marios),
where you can participate in active sports as much as in peaceful leisure, also, in Ventė Cape
(Ventės ragas) you can find a place for the monitoring of migratory birds – all of them are perfectly
suitable for your creative ideas.
You can also use bikes (20 units) for your trips around the town.
There is an opportunity to book lightning, sound systems, and a build-up stage.

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

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]

Thanks 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