The Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Residency and workshop centre SERDE was founded in the historical centre of Aizpute during 2002 as a platform for international and cross-disciplinary collaboration. This artist run organization seeks to develop regional and international collaboration between different culture fields, organizations and professionals. SERDEs main activities involve the exchange between culture, science and education, including the organisation of residencies, workshops, seminars, lectures, presentations and other activities.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

SERDE residencies program aims at exchange and common work between artists and professionals from the creative and cultural world; promote experiences exchanges and skills sharing; encourage art and culture professionals to discover the Latvian country side as place where to create and inspire; create the new works in unusual circumstances.

SERDE offer accommodation and working facilities in one of oldest and ´wonderful´ historical buildings of town. We have a “green thinking” approach to our residency centre development: For residents we offer to stay in a comfortable ecological house, where the house is preserved using environmently-friendly materials and historical building technologies. The residency rooms and workshops are located in 2 separate buildings.
Resident stays in their own bedroom, and shares the studios, kitchen, and bathroom. Bedrooms are supplied with beds, mattresses, bed linen, blankets, and towels.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

At the moment we don´t have the possibility to give a grant, but if you have the possibility to find funding through other sources, let us know, and we would be happy to provide you with an invitation letter and collaborate.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • The classical black and white photo laboratory.
  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By car

180 km from capital city Riga.

Nearest airport

Riga International Airport RIX, Palanga International Airport PLQ

Contact information

The Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE
Atmodas iela 9
LV-3456 Aizpute

Phone: +371 29817180

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