Every year we provide an opportunity for both Russian and international artists to develop their projects in our art-residence
Open call 2020 is completed. This year we received a record number of applications. We are very glad that among them there were many artists from Russia and other countries. The list of selected artists is here.

Open call for the season 2021 will start in August 2020.

Who we are?
The art residence of the National centre for contemporary arts (NCCA) has been hosting Russian and foreign artists since 2002. Each year, about twenty artists come to our residence to carry out their art projects. Participants are selected through an open international competition. Artists from 31 countries of the world: Australia, Austria, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Israel, India, Iran, Spain and others managed to work at the NCCA art residence in Kronstadt. During the program, that lasts about a month participants not only implement their ideas, but they also give lectures, workshops, or develop an exhibition project.
The residence offers artists a relaxing workplace in the historical and picturesque setting of the sights of the city of Kronstadt. The residence is located in a park near the Naval Cathedral and the Museum of the History of Kronstadt. In the closest proximity residents may find old shipyards, a sailing workshop, a drawbridge, docks, sluices, channels etc.

Address: 2b Yakornaya ul., Kronstadt
What are the conditions in the residence?

The residence occupies a separate two-story building. For comfortable work there are two studios, a living room, as well as a kitchen and two bathrooms. Wi-Fi Internet connection is available. At the same time, two people can work in the residence.
Who can apply?
We invite artists who work in various areas of contemporary art - photography, film and video art, installation, easel graphics and painting, sculpture, public art and landscape projects, with artistic, sociological and archival research. The desire of artists to work with the natural and historical landscape of Kronstadt and St. Petersburg is welcomed.

A mandatory part of the program is the holding of an artist talk / master class / exhibition on the site of theNCCA in preliminary coordination with the curator of the residence. Last year, the NCCA held exhibitions in the most advanced spaces of St. Petersburg: FFTN, Kunsthalle Nummer Sieben, 4413, etc.
What do we provide?
  • We will provide the winners with the opportunity to stay in the residence for a period of no more than 30 days
  • Working studio
  • An official invitation is issued to foreign residents for a humanitarian visa
  • Curatorial support
  • Transfer from the airport / train station
  • Venue for an exhibition or educational project
  • PR support of the event
Resident's expenses
The resident pays for visa and transportation costs, meals, working materials or any other expenses connected to the stay, work, and public presentation of the work on his/her own.
How to get to the residency by public transport?
Address: 2b Yakornaya ul., Kronstadt

In average the trip St. Petersburg/ Kronstadt takes about an hour. There are the following transport connections between Kronstadt and St Petersburg:

Minibus № 405 — it goes from "Chernaya Rechka" metro station. In Kronstadt the minibus stops at the opposite side from the residence, at Sovetskaya Street by the Naval Cathedral (stop is on the map). Operation time: 05:40–00:00; interval: 17–30 minutes (best route).
Minibus № 407 — it goes from "Prospekt Prosveshcheniya" metro station. Operation time: 06:00–23:00; interval: 15–25 minutes.
Bus № 101 — it goes from "Staraya Derevnya"metro station. Operation time: weekdays 04:45–23:24 (from 05.06.2018), weekend 04:45–03:00 (from 30.07.2018); interval: 15–25 minutes.In Kronstadt, all buses/minibuses stop at the city centre at the corner of Grazhdanskaya Street and Prospekt Lenina near the Gostinny Dvor and the Fountain (the stop on the map)

The way from the transport stop to Yakornaya square, where the residency is situated, will take 15 minutes.
People that take care of residents
Anna Zavediy
Residence curator, head of special programs department of the North-Western Branch of NCCA-ROSIZO, producer of the LOOKOUT festival, independent curator, Lumen Prize jury (2018,2019).
Michael Krest
Residence administrator and keeper, artist.
Elena Filippova
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