Life in Motion (2016)

The intercultural dialogue between Baltic and Nordic countries is still rather undeveloped despite the on-going cultural cooperation between both countries, which unfortunately is often available to a limited part of the society (people working in the areas of art, higher education and science). The level of awareness among the general public about the life in […]

Female Filmmakers Network (2020)

The Female Filmmaker Network is a project supported by the Nordic-Baltic mobility programme “Culture” and implemented by four partners coming from the Baltic and Nordic countries – Rucka Art Foundation, an independent art institution based in Cesis, Latvia, MoKS, a non-profit artist-run project space in Estonia situated in the rural community of Mooste, Film på Gotland, one of […]

Rucka Artist Residency participates in Hello World

The Covid-19 coronavirus seems to have brought a necessary slowdown, if not a downright halt to artistic and cultural gatherings, exchanges and cross-border productions. In the light of this we are more than happy to support the iniative of TransCultural Exchange. Below is a link to Hello World, an international project, where artists throughout the […]

Spring 2020 residents selected

We are thankful to all the artists who shared their ideas with us and applied for our Spring 2020 residency programme! We received 66 applications from talented and dedicated artists coming from 31 country, working in different fields from photography to performance art. Since we can offer a limited number of residency place, the selection […]

Open call for Female Filmmakers Network

Rucka Artist Residency anncounces OPEN CALL for participation in the Female Filmmaker Network project  Description of the project and network The Female Filmmaker Network is a project supported by the Nordic-Baltic mobility programme “Culture” and implemented by four partners coming from the Baltic and Nordic countries – Rucka Art Foundation, an independent art institution based in […]

Happy 2020!

Rucka Artist Residency wishes all artists and cooperation partners creative, successful and positively charged New Year! See you in 2020!

Female Filmmakers Network project approved

We are very excited that next year together with our partners from Bergman Centre and Film po Gotland in Sweden and MoKS art centre in Estonia we will be working on creating Female Filmmakers Network, a project is supported by Nordic Culture Point. The main objective of the network is to bring together female filmmakers – […]

Open air exhibition space in Rucka Park

This autumn with partial financial support of Cesis Tourism and Culture agency we put up outside exhibition alongside the old oak-tree alley leading to Rucka Artist Residency. Great opportunity for local people to see artworks created by our residents! Next year we hope to extend the exhibition space and put up the next exhibition with […]

Open call for Rucka Artist Residency programme Autumn 2019

Rucka Artist Residency is happy to announce an OPEN CALL for residencies in autumn 2019. Deadline for the residency application 26 July 2019. 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 […]

Hidden Guards by Toms Harjo

Young photographer Toms Harjo photo exhibition “Hidden Guards” created during Rucka Artist Residency “Small strategies” program is exhibited in the windows of Riga Street in Cesis. It consists of anonymous portraits of people who are working behind the scenes of our lives.

Final cycle of Theatre Expanded seminars

The final seminars of the training programme Theatre Expanded for young performing arts managers will take place in Rucka Artists Residency centre in Cēsis from August 23 till 27 led by invited international curators. On August 23 and 24 the French cultural operator Matthieu Goeury will work with the group of young professionals, focusing on […]

Apply to LCCA Summer School ‘Error?!’

On June 11 – 16 at Rucka Artist Residency, Cēsis, the third Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art Summer School “Error?!” will take place. Artists, art critics, curators, theoreticians of art and other fields as well culture project managers are invited to apply. The theme of the 2016 edition Error?! focuses on the role of erring […]

“CARRY ON” at Rucka Artist Residency on 27 February at 17:00

“carry on” is the latest work by Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki. It is an intriguing performance-installation that each time is presented in a very different way depending on the place, be it the contemporary arts museum in Leuven or a huge culture complex in Tokyo. Now in collaboration with Latvian choreographer Elīna Lutce, it […]

Taste of Nature discussions at Rucka

One day in middle of September Rucka was filled with tastes, flavours, nature and great people presenting ideas, explorations and news on healthy and nature friendly food. Discussions on Taste of Nature. It was pleasure to host them.

“Life in Motion” project closing event

On August 28  foundation Elm Media and Bergen International Film Festival invites to Life in Motion project closing event 14:00- 14.30. Latvians’ life in Norway: Anete Vanaga, Mg. University of Latvia 14.30- 14.50 Norwegian life in Latvia: Hanna Skartveit, PhD, University of Bergen 14.50- 15.20 National identity among emigrants: Līva Alksne, Mg. Riga Strandins University 15.20- 15.40 […]

Script development summer school of Latvian Academy of Culture

During the last week of August summer school for cinematography students from the Latvian Academy of Culture took place at Rucka. This creative event was led by experienced professional scriptwriter Vladimir Gromov (Poland) and lecturers from department of audiovisual arts from Latvian Academy of Culture. Changing environment and going outside of everyday routine gives an opportunity […]

Baltic Summer School of Anthropology: how can anthropology help in everyday life?

  The third Baltic Summer School of Anthropology will be taking place in Rucka on 20-23 August. This event has caused a major international resonance, with more than 200 people interested anthropology submitting applications for participation in this event. This year’s theme is Applied Anthropology. With that, experts invited to the summer school will explain […]

RTU International Summer School of Architecture and Urbanism is back in Rucka

Riga Technical University International Summer School is back in Cēsis and we are glad to host again young architects, urbanists and designers. The summer school is an annual hands–on course that aims to make participants aware of the opportunities and responsibilities their profession equips them with. Organisers work to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and […]

Summer School for Young Cultural Journalists

In the second half of July we hosted Riga Stradins University Summer School for Cultural Journalists. Fife days young professionals in lectures, workshops an individual projects were looking for answers. What are challenges of cultural journalism when facing global issues? What are values we can define in cultural and professional contexts? How to treat them […]