Artist Residency

Every year Rucka Artist Residency organizes two open calls for the residency programmes for artists working with socially important topics to work on production and post-production of their projects.

The aim of the residency programme is to bring together artists from different spheres (film and photography, multimedia, dance, theatre, design, drawing, etc.) to create artworks that address important social and environmental issues and preferably involve local community in the development of the proposed artwork.

The programme is offered to artists both from Latvia and abroad.

We offer

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 program 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.

To apply

Application information
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 program, please email us at

Selection process
The evaluation criteria include the importance of the topic proposed and its relevance to the aims of residency program 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.