Open Call for Summer and Autumn Residency 2021

Deadline 31.05.2021.

The International Artist Residency Pedvale is now officially accepting applicants for our 2021 spring and summer Residency programme. We are inviting artists to apply for a month-long residency in 6 possible times – May, June, July, August, October and November. Applications will be selected and 9 artists in one month will have the opportunity to work creatively. The groups will be formed according to a principle so that representatives of different areas would be included – visual artists, writers, dancers, performance artists. Pedvale Art Park & Artist Residency is located two hours northwest of Riga. The spacious territory of almost 100 hectares at Pedvale Art Park is suitable for leisurely walks, during which you can enjoy both the landscape and the art exhibited in the park.

Duration of residency

We offer one month long residency in 6 possible times: 3 May – 30 May; 1 June – 28 June; 4 July – 31 July; 2 August – 29 August, 4 October – 31 October, 1 November – 28 November. We can accommodate up to 9 artists at the same time.

Accommodation

Artists stay in our refurbished manor house – built at the beginning of the 19th century – in fully-furnished private bedrooms with private bathrooms and they have access to the kitchen, common areas, laundry, Pedvale Art Park grounds, car parking etc.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

The Residency is open to visual artists, writers, performers and myriad creative individuals. The artists’ workshops are equipped with professional lighting for the needs of artists and have basic equipment. The workshop room is equipped according to the wishes and needs of each individual artist.  Artists must self-fund the travel and specific materials or equipment but we can provide assistance for the necessary arrangements. There are shops in the vicinity where you can buy materials necessary for the work.

Studio / Workspace

Studios can be used as private or shared. We offer 4 studious on the ground floor of the manor house ~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.

Fees and support

The artist’s fee is €470 per month. The payment must be done 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 programme and the maintenance of historic building that is under the protection of the National Heritage Board. 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.

Application information

Applicants shall apply by email with an open application. Applicants shall 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