Druskininkai Artists‘ Residence, Lithuania 2019

Composers and sound artists resident in Sweden are invited to apply to the first DAR – Hållnäs Konstkoloni residency exchange programme.

Hållnäs Konstkoloni is pleased to collaborate with Lithuanian Composers’ Union, the initiator of DAR (Druskininkai Artists‘ Residence), which since 2012 has seen over one hundred composers and sound artists from Lithuania and other countries participating in its residencies.  

The duration of the Lithuainian residency is 14 days, September 1 – 14, and takes place in the picturesque resort town of Druskininkai, Lithuania.

Artist in Residence will receive a €400 one-time scholarship and covered travel expenses (up to €200). The artist is expected to present their work at the end of the stay. Last date for application is 15 th June.

Druskininkai is a resort town in southern Lithuania, surrounded by forests, lakes and parks, about 130 km south of Vilnius. The town hosts a lot of health centers and mineral waters and mud treatment institutions operating all year round.

The DAR guest house, in a pine forest, has wireless internet, a kitchen and musical instruments (cabinet pianofortes and pianos). The houses are cozy and comfortable for work and relaxation.  Please see for more information.

Practical questions about the residency can be put to Gaile Griciute at DAR via

The resident artist will be given free accommodation and studio space, as well as administrative and tutorial assistance. The artist should take care of their own health insurance. There is space to host a collaboration of two persons, however note that travel grant and scholarship would then need to be shared.

In order to benefit from this opportunity, composers and sound artists are invited to submit applications; in one PDF document in English. Application includes:

  • CV
  • project proposal
  • creative portfolio: up to 10 audio links, photos or videos that should be numbered; sound pieces should be provided in mp3 and pictures in jpg formats.
  • Add reviews from media and exhibition catalogues if applicable.

Applications are expected until June 15 by email:  Questions about the application can be put to Åsa Norling at above email, or on 0704684607. For pdf version: Opencall_AiR_Litauen_ 2019_v2

The residency exchange is supported by Kulturenheten Region Uppsala, Lithuanian Culture Council and LATGA.