NES is a process-oriented residency that strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their experience as they wish; whether that may be through conceptual development, research, or intervention and experimentation, artists have the utmost freedom while in residence at NES. The residency’s structure is therefore left open in order to cater to individuality and spontaneity. We work to provide a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated.

As a remote residency located in a unique, stunning, and challenging environment, NES encourages artists to draw inspiration from place and take advantage of the solitude (and presence), our surrounding environment provides. NES allows all artists to enter into an immersive space so that the artistic process can develop and thrive.

Duration: 1 month minimum, 2 months or more recommended. Group or short stay residencies of 2 - 4 weeks.

Number of Residents: 9 - 14

Guest friendly: Yes. Artists with families can also be accommodated.

Studio type: One shared studio for 10-12 artists. One private studio for dancers, choreographers, performers. Research library for writers-in-residence. Rehearsal space and instruments available for musicians at the town’s music school.

Work Facilities / Equipment: 600 mm across x 675 mm deep electric ceramics kiln, sewing machine, projector and space for projecting, small selection of tools are available including a couple of easels, drills, saws, a jigsaw and basic tools like hammers, pliers and screwdrivers.

Disciplines: All mediums. Special facilities are available for writers, musicians, and dancers.

Residency Fee: Yes

Application: Year-round.