On the 3rd of May, 2017 we launched new RIXC Gallery and will start art and science residency program in February 2018. We invite to apply artists-researchers who work with science and digital technologies. Artists will have the opportunity to work in the studio, use laboratory and exhibit art works in our gallery.
For many years already RIXC has worked on the edges of art, science and digital technologies, actively developing collaborations in Baltic-Nordic region. By opening up new residencies and exhibition opportunities for artists, working with science and digital technologies, RIXC aims to support new knowledge creation and innovative artistic productions.
Through our new residency programme and exhibition venue, we will be sharing our resources – mediatheque, art-science lab, as well as our expertise and experience in organizing exhibitions, art events. We will be organizing meetings with artists and public, as well as with press and media, art critics and art students. For more specific needs, we also will be making appointments with scientists from our partner universities and science institutes.
Our new residency programme is primarily addressed to artists working in the cross-disciplinary fields of art, science and digital technologies. Each year we will host 4–5 residencies. Our new programme will have three types of them:
1) Nordic-Baltic residencies – for art and science, 2 per year, 2–3 month long each (selected by open and invitation call applications),
2) European collaboration project residencies – for migrating cultures exploration, 1 per year, 2–4 weeks long (as a part of 5-year project RISK CHANGE),
3) and Open Access Residencies – for artists-researchers, 1–2 per year, 2–4 weeks long (for which we will accept the applications all year around, with no specific deadline). The selected artists will be provided with the invitation letters for individual grant applications.
We welcome applications from both – established and emerging artists, and we primarily will accept those applications, in which artists will express their interest in exhibiting their work, getting engaged with local communities, conducting workshops, getting involved in RIXC activities, and with a local scene, and/or to visit our partner space in other Baltic residencies.
Residency artists who will be selected for Fall Residency period, will have a possibility to present their work for international community of artists, and researchers, who are participating in the annual RIXC Art Science Festival. Artists who will come for Spring time, will be encouraged to collaborate with local audiences.
We also will offer them to develop more specific collaborations, such as for example, to meet with scientists from Solid State Physics institute, to collaborate with Riga Botanical Garden, to visit other art centers, give a lecture or workshop for art students from Liepaja University and/or Arts Academy, as well as to visit science and historic military sites (such as Irbene Radio telescope, Liepaja Warport) in Latvia, as well in Lithuania and Estonia. For resident artists we also will organize meetings with local artists, curators, journalists and critics.
Artists will have free access to wifi internet, mediatheque as well as a space to work in a shared laboratory, which is equipped with digital production (Mac computers with graphic, video and sound editing software) and digital fabrication facilities (3D printer). For educational programme, workshops and/or exhibitions, RIXC offers two gallery spaces (73 m2 at Lencu iela, and 109 m2 – in the previous RIXC Media Space, 11. novembra krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas iela, Old City). RIXC will also offer its expertise and assistance to the artists during their residency.
For single artist and/or artist groups, we are collaborating with Jakob Lenz Guesthouse (the same building in which RIXC Center is located; the guesthouse is located on the second, third and fourth floor) offering one-room and two-room apartments (30 m2 and 40 m2) on the 2nd or 4th floor. Shared kitchen is available on the 2nd floor of the guesthouse.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact
Agnese Baranova – Art & Science Residencies coordinator
+371 67228478 (office)
+371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)