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 given to projects addressing ecology, sustainable economy, zero waste lifestyle, upcycling, sustainable architecture.

Expectations towards the artist

ELPA Art and Design 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

ELPA Art and Design Residency programme is open to arts professionals from various disciplines, however, for summer 2024 residency preference will be given to artists coming from the realms of design, architecture, film and photography.

Duration of residency lasts for 3 (three) weeks, between 15 July and 4 August 2024. 

Accommodation

Artists live in private camping style cabins with shared bathrooms and WC. 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 the workshop space and tools for woodworking. Wi-Fi is available at the residency.

Fees and support

The residency program covers accommodation and shared space costs for one month. Applicants are responsible for covering their travel and food expenses. ELPA Art and Design 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 June 2024. The results will be available after 15 June 2024 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 elpa@elparesidency.lv

Selection process

The evaluation criteria include the importance of the topic proposed and its relevance to the aims of residency programme and ELPA Art and Design Residency, previous experience and artistic merit of the applicant.

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