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OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS AND EVENTS: 2019

Submitted by signe on Fri, 01/04/2019 - 22:46

The Residency and workshop centre SERDE is looking for artists and creators who are professionals in their field and can relate to inter/trans- disciplinary processes; who are able to work independently and produce their work in our offered facilities and unusual circumstances, but are also open for cooperation with local audience and hosts.

 

There are 4 calls open now with deadline for applications 28th of January, 2019.



Duration 2-4 weeks for the period between 1st of May and 1st of October, 2019.

Thematic residencies: priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the local environment and ecology or propose ideas for sustainable development in rural area.

 

Fees and support

SERDE provides selected artists with:

- letter of invitation,
- free access to the shared studio space - ceramics, wood, metal, mix materials and analogue photo laboratory,
- organising open studios or artists presentations for local audience,
- collaboration with local institutions and persons in case your proposal is connected with research of Latvian culture and traditions, or your artwork has to be exhibited in public space. For the social projects artists can collaborate with youth centre and/or retirement house.

 

Artists must secure their own funding for

– accommodation (for 1 week 70€ and 300€ for 1 month),

– travel to and from residency, and insurance,

– production costs and personal spending.

We will provide selected candidates with letter of support for individual grant seeking.

 

Expectations towards the artist

At the end of residency artist has to send few photos and short text about his/her work for the annual publication - SERDE’s year book.

We expect artists will share their residency results with the local audience at the end of their residency. In addition there is possibility to present your work at annual SERDE event “AppleThink” on 14th of September. Here are videos from previous years: https://vimeo.com/smgserde


To apply for residencies you have to send the application form and CV to smg.serde@gmail.com



We are looking for 2 young artists - volunteers from Europe in the framework of strategic EVS project “Corner of Europe” for two months period between 1st of July to 16th September 2019.

 

We are looking for volunteer who:

has experience and interest in arts, crafts, culture and restoration fields;

are able to work individually and in team;

might be willing to organize workshops and events for locals;

has good communication skills and is eager to gain new experience;

has intermediate English level

is 21-30 years old;

we expect the volunteer to take part in daily organizational work

is willing to spend couple of mounts in rural area in historical town and building.

 

For selected participants the transport and living expenses, as well small production grant are covered by EVS.

 

To apply you have to send the application form and CV to smg.serde@gmail.com


From 22th to 28th of July, 2019

Workshop has been created to allow professionals and amateurs to meet outside their usual working environment. Each participant will contribute with their own set of skills and knowledge in order to have best possible outcome. Newcomers to the field will be introduced to wood restoration by master restorers and carpenters. Practical work will be done on-site in 18th century wooden architecture complex which has been in a slow, thoughtful restoration process for the last decade. Participants will be introduced to the previous restoration works and experience gained from that.

 

Cost of participation:
The cost of participation is 300 EUR. We will organize meals and accommodation in shared rooms.

After participation confirmation you will receive invoice which will have to be paid in 5 working days partly (50€ as registration) or fully.

Participants are responsible for their round-trip costs to Aizpute, Latvia.

 

To apply fill the application form.

We will provide selected candidates with letter of support for individual grant seeking.

 

Photos and video from previous years:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/SERDE/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155579187960592

https://www.facebook.com/pg/SERDE/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155588629575592
https://www.facebook.com/pg/SERDE/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154743874000592
https://vimeo.com/180949980

 

 

5th – 11th August, 2019

The 15th International Cast Iron Art Symposium is part of the art event series which is focused on experimental non industrial technologies. Artists are invited to use diverse raw materials and supplies for recycling and creating art works – old out-of-date cast iron radiators will be used during the cast iron art symposium. During the symposium we expect the artists to take part in the whole casting process and be able to work independently in the creation of molds. Melting and casting iron will be open to the general public and all interested audiences during the symposium days at SERDE and at night by the Tebra riverside.

 

Cost of participation:
The cost of participation is 300 EUR. We will organize meals and accommodation in shared rooms.

After participation confirmation you will receive invoice which will have to be paid in 5 working days partly (50€ as registration) or fully.

Participants are responsible for their round-trip costs to Aizpute, Latvia.


To apply:
Fill the application form and send 3 – 5 images or links to websites of recent work that demonstrates an ability to work in cast iron smg.serde@gmail.com

We will provide selected candidates with letter of support for individual grant seeking.

 

More about facilities and residency centre:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iron-casting-art-symposiums-Latvia/494503830561360
www.facebook.com/SERDE
www.serde.lv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QDsxQlGoLY

 

 

Accommodation

SERDE offer accommodation and working facilities in one of oldest historical buildings of town. For residents we offer to stay in a comfortable ecological house, where the house is preserved using environmentally-friendly materials and historical building technologies. The residency rooms and workshops are located in 2 separate buildings.
Resident stays in their own bedroom, and shares the studios, kitchen, and bathroom. Bedrooms are supplied with beds, mattresses, bed linen, blankets, and towels.

As we are artist run organisation and work in the centre ourselves we expect residents to help keep the order and cleaning, respect the house rules and other residents.

More about facilities and residency centre:

http://www.serde.lv/?q=node%2F19

https://www.facebook.com/SERDE

https://issuu.com/smg.serde

https://vimeo.com/smgserde

 

For any questions contact us smg.serde@gmail.com