Deadline: 21/01/2018

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2018

Spend 2-4 weeks in a charming Latvian town Aizpute. Explore the local environment and ecology.

The Residency and workshop centre SERDE is looking for artists and creators who are professionals in their field and can relate to inter/trans- disciplinary processes; who are able to work independently and produce their work in our offered facilities and unusual circumstances, but are also open for cooperation with local audience and hosts.

Residencies duration 2-4 weeks for the period between 1st of May and 1st of October, 2018.
Thematic residencies: priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the local environment and ecology or propose ideas for sustainable development in rural area, but we take in consideration other proposals as well.

Accommodation
SERDE offer accommodation and working facilities in one of oldest historical buildings of town. For residents we offer to stay in a comfortable ecological house, where the house is preserved using environmentally-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.

Fees and support
SERDE provides selected artists with:

- letter of invitation,
- free access to the shared studio space - ceramics, wood, metal, mix materials and analogue photo laboratory,
- organising open studios or artists presentations for local audience,
- collaboration with local institutions and persons in case your proposal is connected with research of Latvian culture and traditions, or your artwork has to be exhibited in public space. For the social projects artists can collaborate with youth centre and/or retirement house.

Artists must secure their own funding for
– accommodation (for 1 week 70€ and 300€ for 1 month),
– travel to and from residency, and insurance,
– production costs and personal spending.
Currently there is no grants available for artist but couple of residents will be provided with free of charge accommodation.

Expectations towards the artist
At the end of residency artist has to send few photos and short text about his/her work for the annual publication - SERDE’s year book.
F.e. https://issuu.com/smg.serde/docs/year_book_2017

We expect artists will share their residency results with the local audience at the end of their residency. In addition there is possibility to present your work at annual SERDE event “AppleThink” on 15th of September 2018. Here are videos from previous years: https://vimeo.com/smgserde

As we are artist run organisation and work in the centre ourselves we expect residents to help keep the order and cleaning, respect the house rules and other residents.

Deadline for applications 21st of January, 2018.
To apply for residencies you have to send the application form and CV to smg.serde@gmail.com

More about facilities and residency centre:
http://www.serde.lv/?q=node%2F19

https://www.facebook.com/SERDE

https://issuu.com/smg.serde

https://vimeo.com/smgserde

For any questions contact us smg.serde@gmail.com

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2018

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2018

Location
Latvia

Application deadline
21/01/2018

Residency starts
01/05/2018

Residency ends
01/10/2018

More information
http://www.serde.lv/?q=node/149