The tranquil Narva Art Residency, located on the Estonian-Russian border, hosts an international programme which is open for artists operating across a wide range of disciplines.

You may apply for:

  • two three-month working grants for an artist or a partnership of two artists
  • working periods: March 1st to May 31st and August 15th to November 14th
  • the working grant amounts to €7,000 per three months' 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. The residency is located on the historical Kreenholm district, close by to a former textile manufacture site at a historicist villa, which was originally built for the director of the factory.

For the artists-in-residence, NART provides accommodation, working facilities as well as support for the artist’s research and exploring the Ida-Virumaa area. NART aspires to generate creative exchange between practitioners as well as links with the local community. The thematic focus points rise from the area’s characteristics known for being a home for a majority Russian speaking community in Estonia, post-industrial heritage, notion of a border area, transition era to a low-carbon economy etc. NART acts as a platform for dialogue and integration via arts, culture and education. NART is keen on supporting and promoting ecological thinking and practices as an attempt to heal the place that has been shaped by heavy industry and multiple wars.

The spaces available for the artists-in-residence comprise of connected exhibition halls and artist studios of up to 1000 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 including few projectors, movable screen and selection of cables. 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.