he National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) is a museum, exhibition center, and research institution aiming to support and promote Russian contemporary art in the global context; we develop and implement art, architecture, and design projects in Russia and abroad. The North-Western Branch of NCCA was established in 1995 (till 2012 it was called St Petersburg Branch) as the first regional branch of NCCA. The North-Western Branch of NCCA focuses on: - art and cultural projects promoting the dialogue of contemporary art with the St Petersburg cultural background, such as art in public spaces, contemporary art in traditional museum. - St Petersburg art today. The projects involving the joint work of St Petersburg artists. Young art. - International projects. Integration of St Petersburg and Russian actual art into the global art process. The projects that represent foreign actual art in St Petersburg and Russia as well as Russian art abroad. - Education in contemporary art.
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 90 artists from 28 countries of the world.
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