Riga Circus Residence programme is created as a laboratory for new forms of artistic research and art practices within the interdisciplinary field of art. We are located in Riga, Latvia, and open to contemporary circus artists, dancers, visual artists, and architects.

Our main mission is to promote contemporary artistic practices mainly focusing on circus development in Latvia and in the Baltic region. We are eager to foster exchange, discussion, experimentation and collaborative work.

During the residence, artists work on ideas for new performances or site-specific projects. Residence may be offered also for post-premiere research and development. Where possible, artists-in-residence should pursue opportunities to engage with the local art field.

Artists-in-residence are selected by their proposals submitted by an online open call.

Open call for the residence period AugustSeptember 2018 will be announced in May 2018!

Eligible to apply:

Artists or artists’ group, working in circus, dance, visual arts or architecture

Duration of residencies:

2–8 weeks

Presentation of the outcome:

Work-in-progress, exhibition or a presentation of the artistic research


Riga Circus will be able to support the accomodation costs, however scholarship will only be provided, if funds will allow it. Artists-in-residences are encouraged to offer their services (a show, a workshop, local project, etc.), in order to have a balanced exchange of resources.


Private or shared rooms with basic facilities;

Shared kitchen and showers;

Access to circus arena, rehearsal room, office facilities.

Artists-in-residence are provided with local guidance and introduction to Riga art scene, as well are advised regarding development of their artistic projects.

For further questions please contact Odrija Fišere: