The NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt
The NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt provides an opportunity for both Russian and international artists to develop their projects within the frameworks of international art exchange program.
The NCCA Art Residence is located in the very center of Kronstadt near the town’s main tourist site, the Naval Cathedral. In 2014, the Museum of the History of Kronstadt opened in the building next to the Residence. In the closest proximity residents may find old shipyards, a sailing workshop, a drawbridge, docks, sluices, channels etc.
About 20 residents work annually at the Art Residence in Kronstadt. Starting from 2012 residents are selected through an open international competition. From 2012 till 2018 in the Art Residence program took part 99 artists from 31 countries of the world: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
The main topic artists explored were Kronstadt and Saint-Petersburg, their local natural and historical landscapes. The artists who stayed in the residence work with all kinds of media: photography, film and videoart, sculpture and object, installation, social art, archives, easel painting and graphics, public art, landscape projects, textile design.
An obligatory part of the program is to conduct an artist talk at NCCA office. Additionally, an exhibition or display of the project can be organized by prior arrangement with the curator of the residence.
Artists are selected annually on the basis of open call that starts in August.