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We are still in the stage of selecting participants. We have received 257 applications thanks to collaboration with the Arte Laguna Prize! It has been very excited, but also difficult and heart breaking process to chose one, who will get the invitation to take part by the Arte Laguna Prize.


Besides the selection through the Arte Laguna Prize, we have started a conversation with several artists, which we would like to make to come and participate. Two of them are spoken word artists from Austria and Colombia and a video artist from Austria. Also we will invite some of the Arte Laguna Prize applicants list.

We have started to work on the content of the residency. Residents will have a possibility to spent some days also in Liepāja and Pāvilosta – these are two towns at the coast line of the Baltic sea. We will invite all Black Hole residents to take part in the festival which we will organize in August 21-25 in Liepāja and Pāvilosta. It will be an experimental interdisciplinary art festival with site specific art installations, spoken word poetry, contemporary dance, new circus and art performances, concerts of contemporary academic, jazz and electronic music and parties with music played by djs of downtempo, organic, house and techno music. More detailed info will be posted here later in March.

‘’The Black Hole’’ project is calling for artists of any speciality to participate in a 3-week residency in Latvia. The aim of residency is to foster creative freedom, explore local context and encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary experiments between participants.

In 3 weeks, we’ll host 6 artists or more, including an award-winner of Arte Laguna Prize 2024. Artists will get to know each other and the environment of residency. There will be workshops with experienced professionals from various fields (will be updated) offering participants methods and inspiration on how to approach their work and explore beyond the usual. Once a week there will be a presentation within a small group of people on what the artists have come up with so far and in conclusion of the residency – a bigger opening event to showcase their works to public.

Time period of this residency – August 5-25, 2024. Residents will have a possibility also to stay on the coast line of the Baltic Sea in Liepāja and Pāvilosta.

The participation fee is 300 EUR + 300 EUR for accommodation if needed. Artists are responsible for their travel expenses. There will be a dedicated workspace and a common kitchen for family-style cooking of meals. It is a tradition in Black Hole residencies to share each culture through food and to get to know each other as a person.

To apply for this residency or clear up any questions, please contact

Applications must include CV and portfolio along with a short description of why you would like to participate.


Application deadline: 2023, December 20

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