PAiR residency invites art, culture and humanities professionals active in various fields and roles (artists, curators, researchers, thinkers, writers and others) exclusively from or based in Baltic and Nordic states to apply for its second open call. The residency programme will take place from 1 November – 30 December 2021 and will be dedicated to researching the Latvian town of Pāvilosta’s surroundings and its cultural-natural dynamics. Animals, plants and other life forms exist in a permanent state of development and reproduction. The cycle of seasons features moments of growth and withdrawal whose succession might be looked at in association to creative or performative gestures and positions.
PAiR welcome application proposals that develop and engage with agencies, practices and methods cultivating sustainable ways of being that draw from natural processes and rhythms. They aim to explore the diverse socio-environmental landscape of Pāvilosta, engaging with its rich fauna and flora as well as its particular community and history. Structured as an open-ended process, PAiR welcomes the possibility of public presentation formats which would share the experience at the residency with others.
Two Latvian and two international professionals citizens of or based in Baltic and Nordic countries (countries included: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden) will be selected to participate in the residency programme.
PAiR residency offers a studio, living space, access to a library and gallery, curatorial support (at least 2 organised studio visits), provides administrative support and, if necessary, workshops, materials, tools and research resources. PAiR Residency will cover the travel costs to and from Pāvilosta as well as accommodation and administrative support. Residents from the Nordic countries will also receive per diems.