Pāvilosta Artists in Residency is an international interdisciplinary place of residence for creative people that provides artists-in-residence and other creative professionals with time, space and other resources for research, experimenting and professional development. The Residency is willing to promote the emergence of various new, world-exploring and reflective art forms, bringing together specialists from various fields for development of intercultural cooperation, interdisciplinary knowledge and promotion of location-related artistic research.
You can find out more about the mission of the residency on PAiR homepage.
PAiR is located on the shore of the Baltic Sea in Pāvilosta. The 500 km long coast has played a significant role in the geography, politics and culture of Latvia and has influenced both local occupations and culture. PAiR is situated on the edge of the Grey Dune nature reserve that covers 42 hectares of land and was established to protect the Latvia’s widest dune.
The residency is located in a historical wooden house, built in 1901, and completely renovated and refurbished in 2021. PAiR residency offers rooms and resources for artists, writers, researchers and other creative professionals in various fields for experimentation, research and professional development. It houses four individual rooms for residence, two studios for creative work, a library with several open workplaces, an art gallery, and a weaving studio, where the local weavers of Pāvilosta will work. Each individual room of the residents is equipped with amenities, and there is a shared kitchen and separate dining room with a common table. The residency features artworks from the collection of VV Foundation.
The artwork of Katja Novitskova is on public display on the north facade of the building.
Application and Processing of Applications
There are several open calls each year – one of the places in the residency is reserved for a resident of Latvia, while the other three are intended for individual professional artists, writers, translators, curators and critics of all disciplines and all nationalities for the purpose of realizing a project proposal presented in advance.
Applications are processed by the team of the VV Foundation in collaboration with experts in the field or sub-discipline under which the application has been submitted.