Application form 2014

The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) invites artists to submit ideas for the “Survival Kit 6” International Contemporary Arts Festival which will take place from 4 September to 21 September, 2014.

Each year artists have been encouraged to contemplate on some theme of importance in the community and reflect it in their works, creating alternative scenarios for survival in the modern world.

In 2014 the theme of the festival is ‘The Utopian City’, which invites to view the city as a complex and incomplete structure, a place that does not exist. Which would be the best possible or perhaps impossible city model, where the spatial, political and social dimensions harmoniously complement each other? Looking for references in utopian visions by Plato and Thomas More, as well as revisiting Campanella’s City of the Sun or architectural utopias by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux and Étienne-Louis Boullée, we find ourselves in relatively recent past, which is characterised by attempts at modernist utopias, the splendour and misery of Marxist ideas, as well as an awareness of alternative living spaces and places proposed by various subcultures.

Applications are to be submitted online by 24 February, 2014, 11:59PM.

To apply:

  1. fill in the application form, which may be downloaded here (one file - pdf, zip, etc.),
  2. include your CV/portfolio (one file - pdf, zip, etc.),
  3. include visual materials of the idea you wish to apply or examples of your previous artworks (one file - pdf, zip, etc.)

NB! The maximum weight of all files together must not exceed 8MB. Please note - the travel and accommodation costs must not be included in the estimated production costs!

Upload all the attachments in the form below by 24 February, 2014, 11:59PM.

* Obligatory.