Rucka Artist Residency announces an OPEN CALL for residency spaces for Spring 2021

Rucka Artist Residency is happy to announce an OPEN CALL for free residency spaces for Spring 2021.

Deadline for the residency applications is 10 January 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 residency applications for the Spring 2021 the preference will be given to projects addressing ecology, sustainable economy, zero waste lifestyle, upcycling, sustainable architecture.

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 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, theater, design.

Duration of residency lasts for 1 (one) month. Residents should plan their stay at Rucka between mid April and mid May 2021.


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 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 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 2021. The results will be available after 20 January 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 local community in development of his/her work.

COVID-19 restrictions

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

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