15th International Cast Iron Art Symposium

Create artworks of old out-of-date cast iron radiators.

Create artworks of old out-of-date cast iron radiators.

5th – 11th August, 2019

The 15th International Cast Iron Art Symposium is part of the art event series which is focused on experimental non industrial technologies. Artists are invited to use diverse raw materials and supplies for recycling and creating art works – old out-of-date cast iron radiators will be used during the cast iron art symposium. During the symposium we expect the artists to take part in the whole casting process and be able to work independently in the creation of molds. Melting and casting iron will be open to the general public and all interested audiences during the symposium days at SERDE and at night by the Tebra riverside.

Cost of participation:
The cost of participation is 300 EUR. We will organize meals and accommodation in shared rooms.

After participation confirmation you will receive invoice which will have to be paid in 5 working days partly (50€ as registration) or fully.

Participants are responsible for their round-trip costs to Aizpute, Latvia.

To apply:
Fill the application form and send 3 – 5 images or links to websites of recent work that demonstrates an ability to work in cast iron to smg.serde@gmail.com

We will provide selected candidates with letter of support for individual grant seeking.

More about facilities and residency centre:


SERDE offer accommodation and working facilities in one of oldest historical buildings of town. For residents we offer to stay in a comfortable ecological house, where the house is preserved using environmentally-friendly materials and historical building technologies. The residency rooms and workshops are located in 2 separate buildings.

Resident stays in their own bedroom, and shares the studios, kitchen, and bathroom. Bedrooms are supplied with beds, mattresses, bed linen, blankets, and towels.

As we are artist run organisation and work in the centre ourselves we expect residents to help keep the order and cleaning, respect the house rules and other residents.

More about facilities and residency centre:

For any questions contact us smg.serde@gmail.com