Ieva Ūbele, creative producer,  Head of Rucka Artist Residency

Ieva joined the audio-visual industry in 2006 and over the last decade has produced more than 20 audio-visual projects, including documentary films on social and environmental issues, promotional videos and documentary photography albums and exhibitions. She has also worked as a photo editor of several award winning photography albums and scriptwriter and off-line editor of social documentaries and environmental films. Prior to joining the audiovisual industry, Ieva worked as a business consultant and project manager in various fields, including regional development, SME development and higher education. Ieva is responsible for strategic development of Rucka Art Foundation and Rucka Artist Residency, development of international relations and new projects and attraction of funding. Ieva is in charge of working with resident artists and producing their exhibitions, public talks and performances.

Oskars Goba, project manager at Rucka Art Foundation

Oskars graduated Latvian Academy of Culture with a degree in culture management and creative industries in 2017 and has been working in project management since 2013. For the past five years he has been working on various audiovisual projects – organizing and planning art exhibitions and performances in Latvia, Ukraine and Austria and coordinating process during production of international Dutch and American TV series in Latvia, Norway and Italy. Oskars is responsible for art residencies at Rucka Artist Residency, implementation of new projects, communication and publicity of various projects and their activities. 

Kaspars Goba, film director, founder of Rucka Artist Residency

Kaspars Goba is a documentary film director and photographer. Since 1996 he has worked as a director, script writer and cinematographer on more than 20 documentaries focusing on social and environmental issues. His documentary Seda. People of the Marsh (2005) was co-produced with filmtank hamburg GmbH for ARTE/NDR; in Latvia this film received the prize at the National Film Festival „Lielais Kristaps” as The Best Document of the Century. His film homo@lv (2010) was the first documentary from Latvia screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2018 Kaspars finished the documentary film “Inga Can Hear”, which had its international premiere at Hot Docs International Film Festival in 2019, and is now working on his new documentary “The Price of Meat”.