Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
07. 06 2018
Call for participation: summer school in Kuldīga, Latvia

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) invites the emerging artists, art critics, curators and other interested audiences from cultural fields to apply for the international summer school Contemporary Geographies. To Map Places, Experiences and Ideas. It will take place in Kuldīga from 3 to 8 August. Deadline for applications: 27 June.


Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art is organising the Summer School in cooperation with Kuldīga artist residency and Latvian Academy of Art. It is aimed at providing the emerging professionals with lectures by acknowledged lecturers and moderators of workshops in a free and interdisciplinary form. The lectures are focused on the most up-to-date contexts of contemporary culture, development of critical thinking and collective research and creative practices. The lectures, seminars and creative workshops will be led by artists, curators, theoreticians and cultural researchers, including artists Inga Erdmane, Diāna Tamane, Tanel Rander, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Mindaugas Gapševičius, Didem Pekün, curators Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Antonia Alampi, media theoretician Ilva Skulte and others.


The framework of the 2018 Summer School is ‘contemporary geographies’ – the visible and invisible boundaries, including the social and cultural boundaries, transformation processes and experiences, which often do not match with the national and political geographies. ‘Other’ geographical categories are used to study such processes and experiences, constructing and deconstructing knowledge from the most varied fields merging objective and subjective perspectives. In these changing circumstances art is also involved to create common knowledge, understanding and perception fields.


The working language of the Summer School is English. Participation in the Summer School is free of charge, yet the participants have to cover partial accommodation and catering costs in the amount of 100 EUR.


To apply for the Summer School, please email the application form in English, which can be found on the LCCA website, CV and motivation letter. Additionally, you can add the creative portfolio, publications, etc.


Deadline for applications: 27 June 2018. Please email the respective documents to:


More information:


Māra Žeikare:


Tel: +371 29586893