In May 2017 we launched the new RIXC Gallery and in August 2018 we started the art and science residency program. We invite to apply artists-researchers who work with science and digital technologies. Artists have an 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 are 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 are also making appointments with scientists from our partner universities and science institutes.
The 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) residencies supported by European Union programmes – 1-2 per year, up to 8 weeks long (currently, part of EMAP and RISK CHANGE projects),
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 are selected for the period which overlays with the annual RIXC Art Science Festival (usually in Autumn, but in 2019 it will take place in July), will have a possibility to present their work for the international community of artists, and researchers, who are participating in the festival. Artists who will come for another time of year, will be encouraged to collaborate with local audiences.
We also offer artists to develop more specific collaborations, such as for example, to meet with scientists from Solid State Physics Institute of the University of Latvia, to collaborate with Riga Botanical Garden, to visit other art centers, give a lecture or workshop for art students from Liepaja University and/or Art Academy of Latvia, as well as to visit science and historic military sites (such as Irbene Radio telescope, Liepaja Karosta (Warport)) in Latvia, as well in Lithuania and Estonia. For resident artists we are also organizing meetings with local artists, curators, journalists and critics.
Artists 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 offer a gallery space (36 m2 at Lencu iela 2, city center). RIXC also offers its expertise and assistance for the artists during their residency.
For single artist and/or artist couples, we offer recently (Summer 2018) renovated residency apartment consistin of a bedroom, bathroom and working/guest room together with a kitchenette.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us:
+371 67228478 (office)
+371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)