2 places: photographers/ artists working with photography
3-4 weeks: April – May 2016 | Riga, Latvia
Application deadline: 3 January 2016
Inspired by the idea of “flâneurism” - seemingly aimless wanderings around the city - the residency is designed for photography artists interested in developing work in and around urban space. The influential 20th century philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote that for a flâneur “the walls are the desk against which he presses his notebooks; news-stands are his libraries and the terraces are the balconies from which he looks down on his household after his work is done”. We’re searching for photographers with an original perspective on present day city-dwelling.
Referring to the idea of a flâneur being closely linked to the life and work of the French poet Charles Baudelaire, we see the residency as an opportunity for the art of imagery and literature to come together. Thus, during the residency the selected photography artists will have an opportunity to collaborate with the excellent Orbita creative collective of poets and artists.
The artists in residency are expected to participate in a public event or pop-up exhibition at the end of their stay, presenting the work created during their time in Riga. The event will be part of the oficial Riga Photomonth 2016 programme and will be organised in cooperation with Orbita.
Photographers and artists working with photography with an European Union nationality. There are no limitations regarding age, background and photographic style. The residents matching the criteria will be chosen based on the strength of their applications.
Resident support and costs
The residency will host two photography artists in Riga for a three to four week stay, starting in the second half of April 2016. The artists will receive a stipend of 1000 EUR to support their practice and subsistence costs during the residency. Their return ticket to Riga and accomodation will also be covered.
- The residents will participate in the public presentation/pop-up exhibition of their work in Riga (3rd week of May 2016, date tbc). - The residents will grant the organizers the right to publish the resulting work for non-profit publicity purposes.
To apply Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the selection results by mid-January.
With any questions about the residency programme, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceturtdien, 13. februārī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP telpās notiks tikšanās ar apvienotās ISSP un komiksu platformas "kuš!" Rīgas rezidences mākslinieci Piksinu Vengu (Pixin Weng) no Singapūras, kuras laikā būs iespēja uzzināt par viņas līdzšinējo darbību, projektiem Rīgā, kā arī piedalīties nelielā radošā darbnīcā Piksinas vadībā.
On February 13 at 6.30 PM we are hosting a meeting with the United ISSP & kuš! Riga Residency artist Pixin Weng - an opportunity to hear about her previous work, the projects she is currently working on in Riga, as well as to participate in a small creative workshop.
Trešdien, 22. janvārī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem Stjuartu Hārdiju (Lielbritānija) un Hiro Tanaku (Japāna). Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī Rīgā topošajiem projektiem.
On January 22 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Stewart Hardie (the UK) and Hiro Tanaka (Japan) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga. The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they are developing in Riga.
Trešdien, 13. novembrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniecēm Kleo Vehteri (Nīderlande) un Demelzu Vatsu (Lielbritānija). Interesentiem būs iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī Rīgā topošajiem projektiem.
On November 13 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Cleo Wächter (the Netherlands) and Demelza Watts (the UK) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga. The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they are developing in Riga.
Trešdien, 9. oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem Fernando Kriollo (Peru) un Nehu Hirvi (Zviedrija), kā arī viesi no Ruckas Rezidences Cēsīs – Sennu Kabaltu (Nīderlande).
On October 9 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Fernando Criollo (Peru), Néha Hirve (Sweden), and a guest from Rucka Residency in Cēsis Senna Kabalt (The Netherlands) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga.
Great news, we will continue to host artists at our wonderful residency apartment next year! Applications for the ISSP Riga Residency are now open for the time period December 2019 - May 2020! The ISSP Residency is aimed at photographers and a diverse range of artists working with photography and provides an opportunity for concentrated work on a personal project in Riga for a period of 1 - 2 months. Application deadline - 15 October.
PARALLEL call for new artists / new curators is now open! Apply now to be on PARALLEL's 3rd cycle and become part of a vast network of artists, curators and other art professionals that will help you through your creative process, from idea to exhibition. Application deadline - March 31st.
We are happy to announce 15 artists selected for the 2019 ISSP Riga Residency programme: Anna Hornik (Poland), Annemarijn Vlinder (Netherlands), Céline Gobillard (France), Cleo Wächter (Netherlands), Demelza Watts (UK), Ekaterina Anokhina (Russia), Emma Sandström (Sweden), Fernando Criollo (Peru), Filippo Zambon (Finland/Italy), Franek Ammer (Poland), Jaana Kokko (Finland), Jeff Downer (Canada), Julia Borissova (Russia), Sara Palmieri (Italy), Shoji Kato (Finland/Japan). Looking forward to welcoming them in Riga in 2019!