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AiR in Liepaja (Latvia) / New Media Art Festival UPDATE / September - October, 2024


Artist Residence in Liepaja (Latvia) l New Media Art Festival UPDATE

September - October, 2024

Liepāja invites two new media artists from the CreArt Network to work in Liepāja AiR, between September 23th up to October 27th. During the residency, the artists will have a diversified cultural program, which will aim to widen their knowledge about the city and the region. Moreover, the artists will have the opportunity to attend and experience New Media and Technology Festival UPDATE, as well as to take an active part in the festival programme with a masterclass, artist talk or presentation.  The final works created during the residency will be presented to the public in the exhibition "UPDATE 2024" together with other festival artists working with digital arts, VR, environmental art, media art. The exhibition will be open from November 19th until December 9th.

UPDATE is a community of artists and researchers interested in different aspects of the unique combination of creative technologies, artistic mediums, concepts, and technologies. UPDATE festival is a week-long event for emerging artists, art students, people interested in using art tools and techniques in their practices or research. UPDATE offers workshops, masterclasses, performance events and exhibition.



Artists  born or residing in any of the cities taking part in the CreArt: Kaunas (Lithuania); Aveiro (Portugal); Valladolid (Spain); České Budějovice (Czech  Republic); Clermont-Ferrand and Rouen (France); members of HDLU (Croatia); Lublin (Poland);  artists from Ukraine through Lviv Artistic Council “Dialogue” (Ukraine); Oulu (Finland); Regensburg (Germany);  Skopje (North Macedonia), and Venezia (Italy).


The Organizer (Liepāja 2027) will provide:

• Five-week accommodation for two international artists and studio space  (if needed).

• Round-trip ticket expenses to and from Liepāja up to 400 EUR

• Artistic fee in the amount of 1,000 EUR/gross

• Daily allowance of 30 EUR/day

• Production cost of new artwork(s) in the amount of 800 EUR/gross, result presented in the exhibition

• The artist must have an European health card or its equivalent

• Report: Upon return from the residency, artists are required to submit a brief narrative report containing evidence of newly created work/s (in English), and boarding passes if traveling by plane.

• Contract: Before going to the residency, the artist will sign a contract with foundation “Liepāja 2027”.


In a single PDF document:

• identity card or passport

• a short version of your CV (one A4 page)

• an artist's portfolio, selection of recent projects (maximum 10 pages and 10 images, you can include links)

• a short written project proposal (maximum one A4 page) explaining why you would like to carry out a residency in Liepāja, including a short description of a masterclass proposal for the festival.

Application documentation must be submitted via the artists' platform on the network's website:


Applications accepted until: July 14,  2024

Announcement of results: no later than July 30, 2024

Contract signing with foundation “Liepāja 2027”: two weeks before departure

Submission of report: 1 week after the end of the festival exibition

Only complete and timely applications will be considered.

Selection Committee: Baiba Bartkeviča, Anna Priedola, Maija Demitere

The Committee is not obliged to justify the selection decision.


The contact person for all questions is Sabine Jermalovica



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