Free accommodation and access to studio space. In addition to that travel costs from the home country to Latvia (Riga airport and travel from Riga to Cesis) are paid by the host. Production grants for working in the analogue photo laboratory (chemicals for developing photo films, photo paper and other supplies) and video editing room will also be provided.
The application criteria will include importance of the topic proposed and its relevance to the aims of residency programme and Rucka Artist Residency, previous experience and artistic merit of the applicant, and interest/ability of the applicant to involve local community in development of his/her work. To apply for residency please download the application form here.
The aim of residency programme is to bring together artists from different spheres (film and photography, multimedia, dance, theatre, writing, design etc.) to create artworks that address important social and environmental issues. The activities of Rucka artist residency are also firmly based on ideas of green living, community involvement and downshifting as a way of life.
Artists live in private bedrooms with shared bathroom. A fully-equipped kitchen and dining area is also available to the residents on a self-serve basis.
The residents have access to video editing room, analogue photography laboratory, open space studios and library. Fast internet is available in the whole building. The residency founders work in the same building and can provide support to the residents. The residency centre is located in the middle of an old park providing inspiring atmosphere for work, while the historic town centre is within a walking distance.
Analogue photo laboratory (chemicals for developing photo films, photo paper and other supplies) and video editing room available.
Cesis is a small medieval town, an hour’s drive from Riga, the capital of Latvia, with a rich cultural heritage and numerous new creative initiatives. Cesis region has historically been known for its intellectual capacity as many writers, artists and politically and socially active people come from this area.