Open call for Summer 2024 Residency

ELPA Art and Design Residency announces an OPEN CALL for residency for Summer 2024 Description of the artist residency programme The aim of the residency programme is to bring together artists from different spheres to work on sustainable building and design projects. When evaluating the residency applications for the Summer 2024 the preference will be […]

We are on the way to a new place

For more than ten years Rucka Manor House has been a home to Rucka Artist residency. Thanks to efforts of many many people the former tuberculosis hospital became an art space loved and appreciated by both Latvian and foreign artists and guests. Over the ten years it has been home to numerous artist residencies, summer […]

Open Call for the 2023 residency programme coming in April

We are postponing the announcement of the open call to April. We have applied for funding from Nordic Culture Point to support the 2023 residency programme at Rucka Artist Residency. Thus, we plan to announce the open call on the first week of April (03.-09.04.2023), after we receive the news on the funding. About the […]

Project “Art+Food+Next Generation” invites students to look for creative and innovative solutions to future challenges

Rucka Art Foundation and the Norway-based science center Vitenparken will seek creative solutions to today’s and future crises through critical discussions and contemporary art in the “Art+Food+Next Generation” project implemented with the support of EEA grants. Students aged 10 to 18 will be offered to participate in various face-to-face and online master classes led by […]

Projects and events implemented by Rucka Art Foundation in 2022

In 2022, Rucka Art Foundation has successfully implemented three unique exhibitions in Latvia, including the multimedia exhibition “Invisible Lives” which was also held in Serbia and Montenegro, as well as an international artist residency at Rucka Artist Residency with artist presentations and other public events in Cesis. Whereas, in summer, a photography workshop lead by […]

Exhibition of analogue photographs and installations “VISUMS” opened in Cesis

In April and May, 2022, 10 artists from 9 countries participated in two international artist residencies that took place at Rucka Artist Residency. They focused on the Latvian mythology, environmental issues, history and everyday life in Cesis, space exploration and experimental photography, as well as other related topics. Starting from June 9, the works created […]

Multimedia exhibition “Invisible Lives” opened in Cesis

For the first time in Latvia, a visual art exhibition adapted for people with visual impairment has been created. In the exhibition “Invisible Lives”, you can familiarize yourself with the content of the images by listening to audio descriptions i.e., tiflo-commentary, while tactile signs help you navigate the room. The multimedia exhibition “Invisible lives” is […]

Multimedia exhibition “Invisible Lives” opened in s/c Origo

In order to reveal the reality that people with visual impairments face on a daily basis, fifteen photographers from Latvia, Serbia and Montenegro, in cooperation with representatives of the Latvian Society of the Blind in Cesis, have created a unique multimedia exhibition “Invisible Lives”. It is available from April 7th on the 2nd floor of […]

Spring 2022 residents selected

We are thankful to all the artists who shared their ideas with us and applied for our Spring 2022 residency programme! We received 44 applications from talented and dedicated artists coming from 23 countries. Since we can offer a limited number of residency places to artists the selection process was very challenging. After careful and […]

Closing 2021 at Rucka Artist Residency

In 2021, despite the restrictions on gatherings caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, several socially significant events have been successfully held at Rucka Artist Residency. Four international artist residencies have been organized with the participation of 40 artists representing more than 15 different countries. At the end of the residencies, creating open-air exhibitions – “Hidden Treasures” […]

OPEN CALL for Spring 2022 residency for photographers

Rucka Artist Residency is happy to announce an OPEN CALL for Spring 2022 residency for photographers Description of the artist residency programme The aim of the residency programme is to bring together photographers to create artworks that reflect on the photography heritage of Latvia, Cesis region in particular, and involve members of the local community […]

A large-format wall painting by artist Paulis Liepa revealed in Cesis

On July 30, Rucka Art Foundation, within the framework of the urban exhibition “Art Spa”, opened an ambitious work “Kalnu kūre” by artist Paulis Liepa. It is a large-format painting on the wall of an apartment building in Cesis. The painting was made in cooperation with the residents of the building and it is the […]

Autumn 2021 residents selected

We are thankful to all the artists who shared their ideas with us and applied for our Autumn 2021 residency programme! We received 36 applications from talented and dedicated artists coming from 21 countries, working in different fields from photography to performance art. Since we can offer a limited number of residency places to artists […]

Open-air exhibition “Hidden Treasures” opened at Rucka Park

During the spring of 2021, from March to May, two artist residences took place at the Rucka Artist Residency, with 13 artists from 10 different countries. Their focus was the history and daily life of Cesis, matters of ecology and natural resources, as well as the Rucka manor house and park as self-sufficient units. The […]

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 […]

Open call for artist exchange of Latvian, Serbian and Montenegrin photographers

Photographers from Latvia, Montenegro and Serbia (5 from each country) will work together with the members of visually impaired community of Cesis, Latvia. Documenting their life in the city by creating photographs and soundscapes for an exhibition. Dates: 20 – 30 July 2021Location: Cesis, Latvia The artist exchange takes place in the framework of Creative […]

Spring 2021 residents selected

We are thankful to all the artists who shared their ideas with us and applied for our Spring 2021 residency programme! We received 58 applications from talented and dedicated artists coming from 29 countries, working in different fields from photography to performance art. Since we can offer a limited number of residency places to artists […]