RIXC - Center for New Media Culture is announcing an open call for its new residency programme for Baltic and Nordic artists who work on the edge of art, science and techno-ecologies, exploring the complex relations between human, nature and digital technologies, and focusing on new concepts such as ‘naturecultures’, ‘sensing environments’, ‘living technologies’, ‘terrestrial coexistence’, ‘naturally / artificial intelligences’, which recently have been re-examined at the heart of our society.
Three Art, Science and Techno-Ecologies residencies, each lasting two months and targeting Baltic and Nordic artists, will take place at RIXC in Riga, Latvia, supported by NCP (Nordic Culture Point). The three fully-funded Baltic-Nordic Artist Residencies will also include a trip and short-stay visits to RIXC Fields residency (in rural area) and their partner location – at the Irbene Radiotelescope.
Applications are open in two rounds:
- 1 March – 30 April 2023 or 1 October – 20 November 2023. Deadline: 15 January 2023.
- 1 February 2024 – 31 March 2024. Deadline: 15 October 2023.
Artists will be granted a fee of 3000 EUR for each two-month residency. Selected artists will also receive free accommodation, travel costs, local transportation costs, technical assistance, and other production costs related to public presentation.
As a result of the residency, the organisers expect that new artwork (installation, exhibition, performance) will be produced with a public presentation at the RIXC Gallery.
Applications are welcome from both established and emerging individual artists as well as artist duos from Baltic or Nordic countries. The organisers will primarily accept those applications in which artists express their interest in producing new ‘techno-ecological’ artworks, as well as exhibiting or publicly presenting their work, getting engaged with local artists, scientists and communities, and getting involved in other RIXC activities.