Open call for Artist Residency

The Artist Residency Pedvale is now officially accepting applicants for our inaugural 2020 Residency program. The Residency is open to artists, writers, performers and myriad creative individuals.

The artist’s fee of €470 per month includes a fully-furnished private bedroom and private or shared work space, as well as access to the kitchen, common areas, laundry, Pedvale Art Park grounds, etc. A deposit of € 200 is requested when the applicant receives the acceptation of the candidature. The balance is due no later than one month before the sojourning begins. Every participant can bring along one family member or partner that will cost 50% of the price. The residency fee is intended to cover the general cost of running the program and the maintenance of historic building that is under the protection of the National Heritage Board. Artists must self-fund the travel and specific materials or equipment as well. We do not offer grants, stipends or other economical support. We are happy to assist artists seeking grants or other forms of funding in their home country/institution, by providing letters of recommendation when the candidature is accepted.

Expectations towards the artist
We invite artists to present themselves and their work to the local community. The Residency also offers a possibility to teach a public workshop, to perform or make an exhibition during the residency. But none of the above is mandatory and we will discuss this matter with every artist personally.

Workspace
Studios can be used as private or shared. We offer 4 studious on the ground floor ~30 square meters each and 3 smaller ones in the basement. Artists have 24 hour access to the workspace. It is possible to work outside in the sculpture park as well. Artists are responsible for supplying their own materials. The residency fee varies depending on the workspace – private or shared.

Application information
Applicants must apply by email with an open application.
Applicants must submit:
• an artist CV and a resume
• a proposal letter
• the preferred time for the residency
• samples of their work.
Residents are selected by our committee. All the applicants will be informed personally.
The applications can be sent to: pedvale@pedvale.lv

The deadline for applications for 2020 spring/summer months (April, May, June, July, August) is March 27 and for 2020 autumn/winter months (September, October, November, December) is May 29. We offer different lengths of residencies from one week up to three months. Artists willing to stay for one month or longer are our priority. We can accommodate up to 9 artists at the same time. Please feel free to email with any questions in the meantime: pedvale@pedvale.lv