Artists’ Residencies Programme Starts at Komēta Festival

The UrbCulturalPlanning residencies programme has started with the Swedish duet SIMKA at the Komēta festival in Bolderāja, Riga (LV). SIMKA is the project name for visual artists Simon Häggblom and Karin Lind from Sweden.

SIMKA is the first one of the residencies running from the autumn of 2019 to 2020.

The residencies will foster creativity and experiment in the cultural mapping and participatory collaborations.

The residencies within the UrbCulturalPlanning (UCP) project were selected according to local needs/societal challenge.

The residencies will:

• add value to the community with creative work by helping to change the perception and profile of the host community for both its residents and outsiders,
• create shared Baltic Sea Region value and identity, making a direct dialogue between community residents and creative short-terms visitors possible,
• contribute to the development of the UCP Demonstrator Projects

Art works will be in various forms and media such as video, photo, sound, note as well as concept.

In the UrbCulturalPlanning project the following residencies will take place:

Bolderāja & Daugavgrīva neighborhood (LV) – 20.07 to 10.08 – SIMKA (SE) –

Guldborgsund Muncipality (DK) – September to October – Julia Meyers (DE) –

City of Pori (FI) – The end of September to 23.10 – Jonas Buchel (LV) –

City of Pori (FI) – 16.09.19 to 6.10.19 – Abdul Dube (DK) –

Gdansk City Cultural Institute (PL) – 16.09-30.10 – Milda Laužikaitė (LT) –

Gediminas Technical University (LT) – 02.09 to 15.09 and 04.11 to 17.11 – Lucyna Kolendo (PL) –

Boell Foundation, Schleswig- Holstein + Kiel-Gaarden GmbH (DE) – November 2019. – Marius Abramavičius Neboisia (LT) – and

Gdansk City Cultural Institute (PL) – November – Kim Modig (FL) –

Sarkandaugava neighbourhood (LV) – time will be specified – Grete Aagaard (DK) –

Sarkandaugava neighbourhood (LV) – time will be specified – Vivian V. Madsen (DK)

Sarkandaugava neighbourhood (LV) – time will be specified – Mads Peter Laursen (DK)

Rosizo | Kaliningrad (RU) – April 2020 – the artists not yet confirmed.Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (LT) – September – the artists not yet confirmed