OPEN CALL for Spring 2022 residency for photographers

Rucka Artist Residency is happy to announce an OPEN CALL for Spring 2022 residency for photographers

Description of the artist residency programme

The aim of the residency programme is to bring together photographers to create artworks that reflect on the photography heritage of Latvia, Cesis region in particular, and involve members of the local community in the development of the artwork. When evaluating the applications for the Spring 2022 residency programme preference will be given to photographers working with analogue photography and having previous experience in working with photography heritage.

Duration of residency is one month. Residents should plan their stay at Rucka between 4 April and 8 May 2022.

Deadline for applications 16 January 2022.

Expectations towards the artist

Rucka Artist Residency is looking forward to applications clearly outlining ideas that artists wish to work on during the residency period and the result that will be achieved.

At the end of the residency period, artists are expected to share the results of their work in the form of an artwork for an open air exhibition in Cesis, artist talk or workshop involving the local community members. 

Rucka Artist Residency programme is open to both experienced professionals and upcoming photography enthusiasts.


Artists will have their private rooms with shared WC/bathrooms. A fully-equipped kitchen and dining area is also available to the residents on a self-serve basis.

Workspace/technical information

The residents have access to an analogue photography laboratory, shared open space studios, workshop space for creating large scale artworks. Wi-Fi is available in the whole building.

Fees and support

The residency programme covers accommodation and shared open studio space costs for one month. Applicants are responsible for covering their travel and food expenses. Rucka Artist Residency will issue acceptance letters for successful residents in order to help them to obtain grants to cover travel, insurance, food costs etc.

Application information

To apply for the residency please fill out the application form HERE.

Deadline for applications is 16 January 2022. The results will be available after 24 January 2022 on our website. Selected applicants will also receive a letter of notification by email. Please note that only selected applicants are informed. For any inquiries concerning the residency programme, please email us at

Selection process

The evaluation criteria include the 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 the local community in the development of their work.

COVID-19 restrictions

Please take in consideration that we will ask you to comply with the Covid-19 restrictions established by Latvian authorities and have a valid vaccination certificate against Covid-19.

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