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This last Black Holes residency will take place fom July 4th till 25th, 6 artists from around Europe and 6 local artists will gather for a three-week-long, process-based residency in the Totaldobže Art Centre situated in the culture hub Viskaļi, in 36 Viskaļi Street, Riga, Latvia.

The focus of the residency is sharing and creation of ideas for new art works through collaboration and within the local context. The Black Holes residency is like a structurised improvisation in jazz, it will start from the first day and end when participants are leaving.


The participants will take part in interdisciplinary workshops, explore the local context, exchange knowledge and skills from their own experiences. The workshops will be facilitated by invited experts, and the overall residency will be moderated by one of the co-founders of the Black Hole residencies. Participants will be selected by 5 professionals: composer, art curator, contemporary dance choreographer, poet and architect. After the first and second week there will be organized a meeting with professionals from different fields to get new perspectives upon the ideas discovered during the creation process. In the end of the residency participants will share their ideas with the public in their chosen way.

Totaldobže Art Centre will offer each artist free accommodation and a shared budget for communal meals.

Please submit the following in an email no greater than 20MB to with the subject “Black Hole in July”:

  • An outline of how you think you could benefit from and contribute to the residency (max. 500 words or link to 3-minute video/audio file with password)

  • Examples of previous work (max. 3 examples)

  • Artist’s biography (max. 250 words)

  • Artist’s CV (max. 3 pages)

The deadline is Tuesday 26 April at 12pm. Please note: if your email is late or greater than 20MB, your application will not be processed. If you have questions or queries about accessibility, please email to


Check the documentation of the last residency .RAR which was co-organized by Totaldobže Art Centre in Aarhus, Denmark. This residency was organized shorter – just 10 days, participants were 6 emerging artists from Riga, Arhus and Reikjavyk.

This residency financed by the Latvian Culture Capital foundation.

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