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New ISSP Riga Residency for Nordic/Baltic photography artists



Photographers / artists working with photography (from the Nordic – Baltic region*)

Duration of stay: 1-2 months from May to December 2018

Application deadline: 1. March 2018

A new initiative for ISSP, the Riga Residency programme is aimed at a diverse range of photographers and artists using the medium of photography. We welcome those interested in exploring the social, cultural and historical context of Riga in the framework of their artistic practice, and expanding their circle of regional contacts and collaborators. During stays of up to two months, the residency programme provides the opportunity for concentrated work on a project informed by interaction with the city and its residents. The visiting artists will be introduced to the local audience in a public artist talk, and we encourage collaboration with local artists, community groups and cultural organisations. Based in Riga, the capital of Latvia and the largest city in Baltics, the residency also offers a culturally intense experience and opportunity to explore the region.

The Riga Residency is curated by ISSP – a platform for contemporary photography, based in Riga, but acting internationally, and invites the participating artists to benefit from its international network and get involved in its activities and education programme.

*The ISSP Riga residency is supported by Nordic Culture Point, which covers travel costs (up to 200 eur) and an artist stipend (500 eur) for artists from the Nordic – Baltic region (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland, Estonia, Lithuania). Artists from other countries may apply if they can secure means to support their costs. All residents will be housed free of charge in a comfortable shared apartment for the duration of their stay.

For more information and applications see: ej.uz/rigaresidency2018 (Deadline March 1st 2018)

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