Rucka Artist Residency is happy to announce an OPEN CALL for residencies in spring 2020

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Description of artist residency programme

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 involve members of the local community in the development of artwork. 

When evaluating the residency applications for  the spring 2020 the preference will be given to projects addressing ecology, sustainable economy, zero waste lifestyle, ecological farming, smart cities. 

Expectations towards the artist

Rucka Art Residency is looking forward to applications clearly outlining the project artist is planning 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 the work created with the local community in the form of artist talk, screening, exhibition, other performance or to run a workshop. 

Disciplines supported 

Rucka Artist Residency programme is open to arts professionals from  a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to film, photography, multimedia, dance, theatre, design.

Duration of residency  Residency lasts 1 (one) month. Residents should plan their stay at Rucka between 13 April and 15 May 2020.

Accommodation

Artists live in private bedrooms with shared bathroom. 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 analogue photography laboratory, shared open space studios, workshop space for creating large scale artworks and library. 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. In addition to that, each artist will receive a production grant up to 500 EUR to be spent on materials, rent of equipment and other costs required to create the artwork.  Applicants are responsible for covering their travel and food expenses. Rucka Artist Residency will issue acceptance letter 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 10 January 2020. The results will be available after 20 January 2020 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 rucka@rucka.lv

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 local community in development of his/her work.