Applications open for the ISSP Riga Residency 2021

November 6, 2020
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Calls from Latvia

Photographers, artists and curators working with photography are invited to apply for the ISSP Riga Residency Programme in Riga, Latvia. The Residency offers a stay of 1–3 months during the time period from 1 January to 30 June, 2021. Application deadline – 20 November 2020.

Launched in 2018, the ISSP Riga Residency provides an opportunity for concentrated work on a personal project informed by interaction with the city and its residents or quality time to rethink and complete an already ongoing work. We welcome artists and curators interested in exploring the social and cultural context of Riga. The visitors 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.

Due to the current Covid-19 self-isolation requirements, longer stays of 2 – 3 calendar months are recommended. Stays of 1 month can still be possible, depending on individual preferences and residency schedule.

For the third time, the Residency is organised in cooperation with 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 photographic style. The residents will be chosen based on their applications and fit to the residency calendar.

The ISSP Riga 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 a part-time staff member to provide local support and contacts and introduce the residents to the local arts and culture scene. There is a fee of 350 euros for one month at the residency to cover the basic costs of accommodation.

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