Residency Program

Rigas cirks Residency program is created as a laboratory for new forms of artistic research and art practices within the interdisciplinary field of art. 

Rigas cirks is open to contemporary circus artists, dancers, visual artists, architects, designers etc. 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. 

Rigas cirks Residency program offers artists the opportunity to work on new circus performance ideas or site-specific projects related to Rigas cirks and its historical building at 4, Merkela Street, Riga. Between 2021 and 2023, the residencies will take place in the temporary premises of Rigas cirks at 25, Zellu Street.

From 2018 to 2020, Rigas cirks offered a Residency program with the support of Nordic Culture Point. Its aim was to offer a new interdisciplinary laboratory of artistic research and practice to representatives of various fields of art.

In 2020, Rigas cirks organized a Well-being Residency program for artists/artist groups from Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia with an interest in socially engaged work. The residency is a part of an international Well-being Residency Network project that aims to develop a model for successful well-being residencies. 

Since 2019, Rigas cirks has been a member of the European circus label Circusnext. The aim of the platform is to support young circus artists/artist groups, highlight creativity and uniqueness, promote new creations and collaboration. Within the framework of the platform, Rigas cirks welcomes emerging artists in residencies, as well as displays the latest works of European talents.

Artists-in-residence are selected by their proposals submitted by an online open call. To find out more, please check the information on current calls and news below. 


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  • Ingrīda Pičukāne – comics based on the stories of the children from the Children’s Village Graši. Read more…
  • Nygårds Karin Bengtsson with her site-specific photography project. Read more… See the result...
  • Marina Cherry,  a contortionist, who works on her solo performance, “Only Bones v1.6.” Read more…
  • Fauna, a company is working to explore the idea of rewilding the spirit, environment and imagination… Read more… See the result…

(CLOSED) Open call for Riga circus Well-being Residency Program


(CLOSED) Call for circus artists
(CLOSED) Call for visual artists, filmmakers, dancers, dramaturgs, designers, interdisciplinary artists



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