Culture and Arts project NOASS, association

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The residency&rsquos goal is to provide artists with the chance to discover Riga, one of region&rsquos most beautiful cities and its eclectic cultural life, thus inspiring them to create new works in the realm of visual arts, art criticism or literature.

Leveraging Riga&rsquos geographical advantages, it gives artists the chance to discover the other Baltic States and their cultural life (Riga is sandwiched in the middle between Tallinn in Estonia and Vilnius in Lithuania).

For the artists&rsquo residency, we offer beautiful studio-type apartment in the city centre of Riga. The studio is fully furnished, has a WiFi connection and it is close to public transport.

During the Summer season organization offers also an apartment in second floor of the floating art gallery “NOASS”. This apartment is specially suitable for performance artists (dancers, choreographers). During the office hours the stage of the venue can be used for rehersals and workshops.

“NOASS” can accommodate up to three artists at the same time with the optimal length of stay from one to three months. The artist needs to find funding himself for residency.

Deadline of the application : at least 2 months before the start of the expected residency. Applications can be sent all year long, however earlier submission of the application gives a better chance for a residency placement during the time period chosen by the artist.

More information:

Residency Programme since: 2009
Description of Organisation:

Culture and Arts Project &ldquoNOASS&rdquo is a creative intelligence association that is in the fifteenth year of its operating existence and is one of the oldest non-governmental arts and culture organizations in Latvia. &ldquoNOASS&rsquo&rdquo goal is to participate in the formation of the Latvian and European cultural environment.

In the main, &ldquoNOASS&rdquo supports the realization of contemporary arts projects in an urban environment, making art part of the daily lives of residents of Riga and visitors to the city.

In recent years, the Culture and Arts Project &ldquoNOASS&rdquo is actively involved in international projects, one of our main tasks is Latvian contemporary cultural promotion at the European level.

Organisation founded in: 1998
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Office
  • Welding tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
  • Cafe/restaurant
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Riga International Airport
Nearest Train Station: Riga Central Trainstation
Street & Number: AB dambis 2
Postal Code: LV – LV-1048
City: Riga
Country long: Latvia
AB dambis 2
Riga LV - LV-1048 LVA
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