National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
Art Residence in Kronstadt
The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) Art Residence in Kronstadt aims to strengthen international relations in the field of art and culture and provides an opportunity for both Russian and international artists to develop their projects within the framework of international art exchange projects.
NCCA invites artists working in different media: photography, video art, performance, installation, easel painting and graphics, sculpture, public-art and landscape projects. The preference is given to those who will be employing in their work natural and historic landscape of Kronstadt and St. Petersburg and who are ready to make a public presentation of their work.
Terms and periodicity
The Residence is open throughout a year, closing for repair and improvements once a year for one month (varies), this year the Residence will be closed from 1st – 30th September, 2015.
Location and accommodation
NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt is located in the very center of Kronstadt, in the park, near the main landmark of the town - the Naval Cathedral, in a two-storeyed house. In the closest proximity there are old shipyards and sailing workshops, drawbridges, docks, sluices, channels etc. The town’s unique historical and cultural landscape makes it particularly attractive for those who are interested in public art and landscape art projects, as well as do social research.
The Residence structure includes: on the 1st floor - two bedrooms, a studio and a bathroom, on the ground floor – a studio, a living room and a kitchen. The Residence meets all European standards of living. Today up to two people can use the facility simultaneously, given they agree to share the kitchen and bathrooms.
A professional artist is awarded a residency for one month or less, free transfer from the airport/railway station and back. Foreign citizens will receive an official invitation for visa. NCCA does not cover visa and transportation costs, food, working materials, long-distance telephone calls or any other expenses related to the residency and public presentation of the works. Language spoken in the residence is English. NCCA does not provide interpreters for communication outside the Residence.
About 20 residents work annually at the Art Residence in Kronstadt. In 2013 – 2014, 46 artists from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, the South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA worked at the Art Residence in Kronstadt. Fifteen projects by the artists, who worked in the Art Residence in 2013, were presented at the "Kronstadt stories" exhibition at the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg in the Peter and Paul Fortress in February, 2014. After the exhibition selected works were donated to the Museum of the History of Kronstadt.
Partners of the NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt
MOMENTUM (Berlin, Germany)
How to apply: www.ncca.ru/en/articles.text
About Kronstadt: www.ncca.ru/en/articles.text
Address: 197762, Saint-Petersburg, Kronstadt, Yakornaya square, 2B (goo.gl/maps/jFeID)
Tel. +7 (812) 311 62 28 (Art Residence in Kronstadt), +7 (812) 332 13 47 (NCCA office)