Deadline: 28/01/2019

Open Call for Season 2019 at Serde

Artists, creators, inter/trans- disciplinary processes, ecology, sustainable development.

Description of residency program
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.

2-4 weeks for the period between 1st of May and 1st of October, 2019.

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.

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.

We will provide selected candidates with letter of support for individual grant seeking.

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.

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 14th of September. Here are videos from previous years:

Application information
To apply for residencies you have to send the application form and CV to

For any questions contact us

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance 
Visual Art, Educational Programmes, New Media, Film Making, Architecture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Dance, Theatre, Performing Arts, Textile Art, Music, Literature.

Residents work and live in the same building. SERDE centre has 8 rooms, each room has 2 beds but it is easy to transform to single room. Few rooms is possible to transform to family apartments and add an extra bed. For short term residencies, meetings, seminars we have possibilities to host up to 20 people.

The resident shares the studios, kitchen, and bathroom. Bedrooms are supplied with beds, mattresses, bed linen, blankets, and towels.

Studio/ workspace
SERDE has 3 different workshop studios:

1. Clasical black and white photography laboratory (pinhole, all sizes photo negatives),

2. Ceramic art studio,

3. Mixed material studio for work with metal, wood, plastic etc.,

SERDE has conference room for meetings, seminars, performances and presentations. Conference room is easy to transform for working space.

Open Call for Season 2019 at Serde

Open Call for Season 2019 at Serde


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