Narva Art Residency is located on the Estonian-Russian border. It hosts an international residency programme which is open for artists operating across a wide range of disciplines as well as other art professionals. NART also has an exhibition programme, hosts student groups, seminars, open events, workshops and much more to offer a connection between the artists’ and local communities. The Finnish Cultural Foundation's residency in Narva is meant for visual artists.

You may apply for:

  • two three-month working grants for individual visual artists or a partnership of two artists
  • working periods: March 1st to May 31st and August 1st to October 31st
  • the working grant amounts to €7,000 per three-month residency. In addition to the working grant, the grantee also receives €500 to cover travel costs. The Finnish Cultural Foundation encourages artists to select low-emission means of travel. Further information on travel grant
  • www.nart.ee

Narva Art Residency (NART) was founded in 2015. It facilitates residencies, art exhibitions, talks and educational workshops, and at times, NART hosts student groups and also Ukrainian refugees. Thus, it is a vibrant centre for culture and arts. The residency is located in the historical Kreenholm district, close by to a former textile manufacture site at a historic Neo-Gothic villa, which was originally built for the director of the factory.

At NART, artists are invited to make interactive, socially-engaged, and/or community-based projects. The thematic focus points may additionally arise from the area’s characteristics, known in Estonia for being a home to a majority Russian-speaking community, its post-industrial heritage, its notion of a border area, and its transitional era to a low-carbon economy. NART acts as a platform for dialogue and integration via arts, culture and education. The residency application working plan should outline how the applicant plans to connect with the local community.

For the artists-in-residence, NART provides private accommodation, working facilities as well as support for the artist’s research and exploring the Ida-Virumaa area. The spaces available for the artists-in-residence comprise of connected exhibition halls and shared studios of up to 1,000 m2 and a cinema hall with over 100 seats. The working spaces are located adjacent to the living quarters. Accommodation will be communal in nature with a shared kitchen and bathrooms. NART has modest technical facilities so the residents are encouraged to bring with them what they need for their artistic process.

Artistic duos may apply for the grant as a working group (with one application). Both members of the partnership are provided with separate working grants.

Nartin kansainvälinen residenssiohjelma vastaanottaa taiteilijoita laajalti eri taiteenaloilta.
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Nartin kansainvälinen residenssiohjelma vastaanottaa taiteilijoita laajalti eri taiteenaloilta.

 

Nartin kansainvälinen residenssiohjelma vastaanottaa taiteilijoita laajalti eri taiteenaloilta.
Nartin kansainvälinen residenssiohjelma vastaanottaa taiteilijoita laajalti eri taiteenaloilta.