ISSP and Kuš! Residency announces an open call for Baltic photography and comic artists

May 28, 2020
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Calls from Latvia

Photographers, diverse range of artists working with photography as well as comic artists and illustrators from the Baltic States are invited to apply for the ISSP and Kuš! Riga Residency Programme in Riga, Latvia. The Residency offers a stay of 1–2 months during the time period of 1 June to August 31, 2020. Application deadline – June 10.

Launched in 2018, the ISSP and Kuš! Residency provides an opportunity for concentrated work on a personal project informed by interaction with the city and its residents. The Residency welcomes those interested in creating work referring to the social, cultural and historical context of Riga, as well as those who need to take their time to rethink and complete their ongoing work. The visiting artists will be offered an opportunity to interact with the local audience in a public artist talk and/or possible other events or pop-up exhibitions.

The previous plans of ISSP and kuš! komikss Riga Residency have been disrupted by the Covid-19 and it is now on a standby mode. As the Baltic countries have formed their own “little Schengen”, we now invite artists from Estonia and Lithuania to stay at the Residency this summer.

The Residency is organised in cooperation between the ISSP and Kuš! – a Riga-based international platform for comics artists and illustrators, which will create extra opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction between the Residency participants. There are no limitations regarding age, background or creative style. The residents will be chosen based on their applications and fit to the residency calendar.

The Residency provides a private room in a comfortable apartment in the center of Riga, access to the library and other facilities of the ISSP and Kuš!, a part-time staff member to provide local support and contacts. There is a special fee of 200 euros for artists from Lithuania and Estonia for one month at the residency to cover the basic costs of accommodation.

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