Re-Visions and Re-Drafts—The NIDA/SHARE Summer School for Artistic Research

Re-Visions and Re-Drafts—The NIDA/SHARE Summer School for Artistic Research

Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts

March 1, 2012
Re-Visions and Re-Drafts—The NIDA/SHARE Summer School for Artistic Research

On Visual Thinking & On Writing as Artistic Research
Nida Art Colony, Lithuania, 15–24 July 2012

Deadline for applications: 26 March

Vilnius Academy of Arts and the SHARE academic network for research in the arts are pleased to announce the NIDA/SHARE Summer School for Artistic Research at Nida Art Colony. A 9-day intensive summer school in July 2012 that will address issues of visual thinking, thinking-through-practice and the role of creative and experimental writing practices in doctoral level studies in visual art forms.

Nida Art Colony is located on the Curonian Spit, a 98 km long peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Summer School will feature a joint international curriculum hosted and devised by different partners in the SHARE network. The School will have teaching inputs form a broad range of artists and educators including: Giedre Mickunaite (Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania); Lolita Jablonskiene (National Gallery of Art, Lithuania); David Bate (University of Westminster, England); Mick Wilson (Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media, Ireland); Jan Kaila (Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Finland), Klaus Jung (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne).

The NIDA/SHARE Summer School is funded by EU structural assistance to Lithuania and Vilnius Academy of Arts.  This has enabled the School to offer 8 scholarships whereby all accommodation costs, and a subsidy for travel costs, will be provided to successful applicants.

Expressions of interest are invited from doctoral researchers in visual arts, design and architecture. Applicants wishing to participate are invited to submit an expression of interest before 26 March 2012 by emailing [email protected] and including the following materials:

1. An up to date CV
2. A sample of 5 recent works—either available online or as a digital portfolio
3. A statement of interest
For detailed instructions and more information see

SHARE is an international networking project, comprising 39 partners working together on enhancing the ‘3rd cycle’ of arts research and education, and creates a European-wide exchange framework for the widely different experiences, practices and ideas that make up the lively domain of artistic and cultural research. SHARE stands for a major jump forward; a key moment of progress, in the further development of artistic research.

The SHARE network is jointly coordinated by ELIA -The European League of Institutes of the Arts and GRADCAM – Graduate school of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin

The next closest deadline (31.03) at Nida Art Colony is a call for contributions for Inter-format Symposium on Remoteness. More at

Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Taikos str. 43, Neringa (Nida), Lithuania.

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