Due the recession in the country, residency program has to be self financed project. There were no grants available for residents at the moment.
The cost for the residency is 15 Euro per day per apartment/Studio, all bills included (except telephone bill). Residents also have to secure their own funding for their travel, subsistence, and materials. Artist takes full responsibility in regard of his healthcare (Health insurance must be valid). It is a precondition!
There will not be extra expenses for exhibition and presentation premises.
Students are not eligible, but young artists encouraged. In order to apply for residency candidates are invited to fill the application form for NOASS residencies: Application form NOASS Residencies.
Culture and Arts Project NOASS is a creative intelligence association that is in the eleventh year of its operating existence and is one of the oldest non-governmental arts and culture organizations in Latvia. NOASS’ goal is to participate in the formation of the Latvian and European cultural environment. In the main, residency supports the realization of contemporary arts projects in an urban environment, making art a part of the daily lives of residents of Riga and visitors to the city. NOASS nurtures the creativity of society and individuals.
For the artists’ residence, we offer beautiful studio-type apartments with a kitchen and bathroom in the very heart of the city at Alfreda Kalnina iela 8, next to Vermanes Garden and the oldest circus in Europe. The apartments are located on the 5th floor with a wonderful view over the city’s roofs to the park.
The studio is fully furnished with furniture and the aforementioned kitchen.
Residency offers exhibition premises, technical equipment, a 5x8m big LED screen for presentation of video works, projectors, technical personnel and consultations, audio equipment for lectures, presentations or musical performances. Also a 110 m2 exhibition space for the presentation of works on the “Betanovuss” floating arts centre, as well as two smaller exhibition spaces on the deck of NOASS and at the Naive Art Museum of Latvia.
It is located seven minutes walk away from the city’s historic centre, next to the Naive Art museum of Latvia. Andrejsala is a former port district and the heart of Riga’s alternative art scene. It is the location of the nascent Museum of Contemporary Art and home to many other dream projects linked to culture.