The ISSP daily schedule consists of group activities in the workshops, individual work on photography projects, and evening talks and presentations by tutors, participants and guests. One afternoon is dedicated to portfolio reviews. There is a multitude of options for extra-curricular activities like morning exercises, evening bar, swimming in the surrounding ponds, and getting to know the fellow participants. The event is concluded by a joint installation and opening of the ISSP Exhibition at Kuldīga Arts Hall, a public screening of the works at the town open air cinema and a legendary ISSP Gala night.

ISSP 2018 - Daily Programme

Saturday, July 28
12:00 - 14:30 arrival to Pelči boarding school, registration
15:00 - 16:00 ISSP 2018 Opening
16:00 - 17:00 first get-together in the workshops
17:30 - 18:45 introductory tour of Kuldīga town
19:00 - 20:00 dinner
20:30 - 22:30 International Summer Quizz of Photography (by Nico Baumgarten)

Sunday, July 29 
07:30 - 08:30 morning exercises *
08:30 - 10:00 breakfast
10:15 - 13:00 workshops, individual work
13:00 - 15:00 lunch
14:30 - 18:30 workshops, individual work
18:30 - 19:30 dinner
20.00 – 21.30 Evening programme: Artist talk by Jason Fulford (US) 

Monday, July 30  
​07:30 - 08:30 morning exercises *                         
08:30 - 10:00 breakfast
10:15 - 13:00 workshops, individual work
13:00 - 15:00 lunch
14:00 - 18:30 ISSP Portfolio reviews
18:30 - 19:30 dinner
20.00 - 22.00 Evening programme: Artist talks by Lisa Barnard (UK), Salvatore Vitale (IT/CH), Sarker Protick (BD)

Tuesday, July 31 
07:30 - 08:30 morning exercises *
08:30 - 10:00 breakfast
10:15 - 13:00 workshops, individual work
13:00 - 15:00 lunch
15:00 - 18:30 workshops, individual work
18:30 - 19:30 dinner
20:00 - 21:00 Evening programme I: Natasha Christia (ES) on Curating Photography
21:15 - 22:30 Evening programme II: John Fleetwood (ZA) on African Photography 

Wednesday, August 1
07:30 - 08:30 morning exercises *
08:30 - 10:00 breakfast
10:15 - 13:00 workshops, individual work
13:00 - 15:00 lunch
14:30 - 18:30 workshops, individual work
18:30 - 19:30 dinner
20:00 - 22:30 Evening programme: Artist talks by Yumi Goto (JP), Jan Rossell (BE), Federico Clavarino (IT), Nico Baumgarten (DE), Nicolas Polli (CH)

Thursday, August 2
07:30 - 08:30 morning exercises *
08:30 - 10:00 breakfast
10:15 - 13:00 workshops, individual work
13:00 - 15:00 lunch
14:30 - 18:30 workshops, individual work
18:30 - 19:30 dinner
20:00 - 21:30 Participants' Portfolio Night I: ISSP Residents portfolio presentations (7 min each)

Friday, August 3 

07:30 - 08:30 morning exercises *
08:30 - 10:00 breakfast
10:15 - 13:00 completing individual projects and planning the exhibition
13:00 - 15:00 lunch
15:00 - 18:00 submission of the final works
18:30 - 19:30 dinner
20:00 – 23:00 Participants' Portfolio Night II: Presentations by ISSP 2018 participants (7 min each)

Saturday, August 4 
08:30 - 10:00 breakfast
10:00 - 13:00 installation of the ISSP exhibition in Kuldīga 
13:00 - 15:00 lunch
15:00 - 17:00 installation of the ISSP exhibition in Kuldīga
17:15 - 18:30 quick dinner
19:30 - Opening of the ISSP 2018 Exhibition at Kuldīga Arts Hall
22:00 - Screening of the ISSP final works at Kuldīga Open-air Cinema 
from 23:30 - ISSP Gala Party in Pelči Castle

Sunday, August 5  
10:00 - 11:30 breakfast 
12:00 - 13:15 final roundtable “The Future of Learning Photography”
13:30 - 14:30 last workshops get-together
14:30 - 18:00 Picnic outside
18:00 - farewell and departure 

* optional parts of the programme, morning exercise led by Volunteers
The events in bold are open to the general public

The aftermath - Riga programme:

Tuesday, August 7
18:00 – Opening of Jason Fulford exhibition at ISSP Gallery 
from 21:00 - ISSP Riga afterparty