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Open Call PAiR residency #2

PAiR residency has launched its second open call for 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.

The residency program will take place from 1 November until 30 December 2021 and will be dedicated to researching the diverse socio-environmental landscape of Pāvilosta (Latvia) and its cultural-natural dynamics. The organisers welcome application proposals who develop and engage with agencies, practices and methods cultivating sustainable ways of being that draw from natural processes and rhythms.

The jury will select 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) for the residency program. Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 20 September.

The organisers are offering a studio, living space, access to library and gallery, curatorial support (at least 2 organised studio visits), provides administrative support and, if necessary, workshops, materials, tools and research resources. The travel costs to and from Pāvilosta as well as accommodation and administrative support will be covered for the selected applicants. The residency is situated in a historic wooden building, built in 1901 and fully restored in 2021.

All residents are welcome to get involved in the PAiR residency educational program. Applications will be considered by the VV Foundation team, in collaboration with an expert from the culture field and residency curator João Laia. More information about the open call can be found here.

Pāvilosta Residency is an international interdisciplinary place of residence for creative people that provides artists-in-residence and other creative professionals with time, space and other resources for research, experimenting and professional development. The first cycle of the residency in the Spring and Summer of 2021 will be dedicated to the nature phenomenon of the surroundings of Pāvilosta and the question – how can art develop from philosophy, and philosophy – from art, while at the same time adhering closely to the processes of plants, territory and life? The PAiR Residency open call program is supported by Nordic Culture Point