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.