Rucka Artist Residency announces OPEN CALL for Autumn 2021 residency

Rucka Artist Residency is happy to announce an OPEN CALL for Autumn 2021 residency

Deadline for applications 20 May 2021.

Description of the artist residency programme

The aim of the residency programme is to bring together artists from different spheres (film and photography, multimedia, dance, theater, 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 applications for the Autumn 2021 residency the preference will be given to projects addressing ecology, circular economy, zero waste lifestyle, upcycling, sustainable architecture.

The residency is located in a historic manor house surrounded by an old, spacious park. Artists are welcomed to create their art works for the park and use it as an open air exhibition space.

Expectations towards the artist

Rucka Artist 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 their work in the form of an artwork for the open air exhibition space in park or exhibition, artist talk, screening or other performance or to run a workshop for local community members.

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, theater, design.

Duration of residency is 1 (one) month. Residents should plan their stay at Rucka between mid September and mid October 2021.


Artists live in private bedrooms with a 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 program covers accommodation and shared open studio space costs for one month. In addition to that, each artist will receive a production grant up to 200 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 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 20 May 2021. The results will be available after 25 May 2021 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 development of his/her work.

COVID-19 restrictions

Please take in consideration that we will ask you to comply with the Covid-19 restrictions established by Latvian authorities.

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