ISSP Riga Residency
ISSP is a platform for contemporary photography, based in Latvia and acting internationally. ISSP offers highest-quality education and networking programmes for photographers, organises exhibition and events, and creates new ways to promote the cross-border exchange of ideas in the art of photography.
The residency provides an opportunity for concentrated work on a personal project informed by interaction with Riga and its residents or much needed time to rethink and complete ongoing work. We welcome photographers, artists and curators interested in exploring the local social and cultural context. There are no limitations regarding age, background or photographic style. The residents are chosen based on their applications and fit to the residency calendar.
What the residency expects from the residents:
- to work on their artistic project in Riga / Latvia for the period of the residency;
- to be open to present their work to the local audience in the form of an artist talk or other public event;
- at the end of the residency, to send in a selection of the images produced for publicity purposes.
They provide a spacious room in the 3-bedroom apartment which can also be used as a studio.
A 3-bedroom apartment is shared between 3 artists. The rooms are spacious and equipped with working tables; the artists share a common living room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, wifi, scanner, printer.
ISSP provides a possibility to use the library and extra equipment at the ISSP premises which include also a gallery space. If the resident has extra needs to implement a project (photo studio, darkroom etc.), the residency coordinator provides help to find the preferred space through partner institutions etc.
The residency is located in a comfortable residency apartment in the centre of Riga.