Applications open for Flâneur Photography Residency in Riga, Latvia
Inspired by the idea of flâneurism – seemingly aimless wanderings around the city – the Spring 2016 one-month residency in Riga, Latvia is designed for photography artists interested in developing work in and around urban space. The influential 20th century philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote that for a flâneur “the walls are the desk against which he presses his notebooks; news-stands are his libraries and the terraces are the balconies from which he looks down on his household after his work is done”. We’re searching for photography artists with an original perspective on present day city-dwelling.
The residency period is three to four weeks in April – May 2016, and the artists-in-residence are expected to participate in a presentation or pop-up exhibition at the end of their stay, showcasing the work created during their time in Riga. The event will be part of the official Riga Photomonth 2016 (www.rigaphotomonth.com) programme and will be organised in cooperation with the Orbita creative collective of poets and artists (http://orbita.lv/about).
Applications are invited from photographers and artists working with photography with a European Union nationality. There are no limitations regarding age, background and photographic style. Two residents matching the criteria will be chosen based on the strength of their applications. The artists-in-residence will receive free of charge accommodation for the duration of the stay, a return ticket to Riga, as well as a stipend of 1000 EUR to support their practice and subsistence costs during the residency.
The Flâneur Riga residency is organised by ISSP in the framework of the “Flâneur: New urban narratives” project (http://flnr.org), and supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
Application deadline: 3 January 2016
More information and applications: http://ej.uz/flaneur_riga