Opportunity Location: Latvia

Open Call: FUTURES Baltic Talents 2024

Are you seeking new input for professional development and international exposure for your photographic work? Do you crave inspiration and an opportunity to connect with peers from around the world? ISSP invites artists working within the medium of photography to apply to become a part of FUTURES, the prestigious European-based photography platform dedicated Read More

ISSP Riga Residency

The ISSP Riga Residency provides an opportunity for concentrated work on a personal project informed by interaction with Riga and its residents or much needed time to rethink and complete an ongoing work. We welcome photographers, artists and curators interested in exploring the local social and cultural context.

Applications are now open for the time period July–December 2021!
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LCCA call for papers: Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe

Call for Papers: Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

Arton Foundation (Warsaw), Latvian Centre for Contemporary Arts (Riga),  SCCA-Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts (Ljubljana), Office for Photography (Zagreb) invite for the conference Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) that will be held in Warsaw Read More

ISSP Riga Residency 2021

Who can apply?
Photographers and artists working with photography, coming from any country from which travelling to Latvia is allowed under current regulations. There are no limitations regarding age, background or photographic style. The residents will be chosen based on their applications and fit to the residency calendar.
Thanks to our cooperation partner kuš!, the residency also hosts illustrators and Read More

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2020 – submit your photobook dummy!

Self Publish Riga are happy to announce the fourth edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA photobook dummy contest! Exciting news – the author of the winning dummy will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery as part of the next SELF PUBLISH RIGA edition in 2022. Additionally, they have teamed up with a top Read More

ISSP Riga Residency

The ISSP Riga Residency programme is continuing in 2020! This time the Residency is organised in cooperation with kuš! – a Latvian/international platform for comics artists and illustrators – which will create extra opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction between the Residency participants.

Launched in 2018, the ISSP Riga Residency is aimed at photographers and a diverse range Read More

Rucka Artist Residency: OPEN CALL for spring 2020

Description of artist residency programme

The aim of the residency programme is to bring together artists from different spheres (film and photography, multimedia, dance, theatre, design, drawing, etc.) to create artworks that address important social and environmental issues and involve members of the local community in the development of artwork.

When evaluating the residency applications for  the Read More

ISSP International Masterclass with Jason Fulford and Lisa Barnard

Applications are now open for the fourth edition of the ISSP International Masterclass, the year-long practice-based mentoring and networking programme for emerging photographers. During the programme, 24 participants develop conceptually strong artistic and documentary projects with some of the best photography tutors ISSP has ever worked with.

Classes 2019/2020, commencing October 2019:
Jason Fulford (US) – What Read More

Applications open for ISSP 2019 – Photography & the World

ISSP are happy to announce that the applications for the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography – “Photography and the World” are now open! ISSP 2019 will take place in Zaļenieki Manor, Latvia, from 12 – 20 July 2019. Through six workshops and interventions by invited experts, the summer school will Read More

ISSP: Curating Photography: a Laboratory of Ideas, Projects and Practices

International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) in Latvia extended applications deadline to a special ISSP 2018 workshop with an independent curator from Barcelona Natasha Christia “Curating Photography: a Laboratory of Ideas, Projects and Practices”. The workshop is a part of International Summer School of Photography 2018 (28 July – 5 August in Kuldīga) giving the participants Read More


We are happy to announce the third edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA photobook dummy contest! Send us your dummy by 30 April, and take part in one of the central events of Riga Photomonth 2018.


Exciting news – this year we have teamed up with Kaunas Photography Gallery, and Printing house KOPA to publish the Read More

International Summer School of Photography 2018

After a year-long creative break, the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) is back with some fresh shifts in the programme! Alongside four workshops with some of the cutting edge voices in contemporary photography, we are very pleased to introduce our first ever workshop for PHOTOGRAPHY CURATORS as well as the ISSP RESIDENCY – an opportunity for individuals to work on Read More


Photographers / artists working with photography (from the Nordic – Baltic region*)
1-2 months: May – December 2018

The ISSP Riga Residency programme is aimed at a diverse range of photographers and artists using the medium of photography, primarily based in the Nordic – Baltic region*. We welcome those interested Read More


ISSP in cooperation with Kuldīga Artists’ Residence

3 photographers/ artists working with photography
1 month: 15 September – 15 October 2017 | Kuldīga, Latvia

The residency programme will provide three photography artists an opportunity for concentrated personal work in Kuldīga – one of the most charming towns in Latvia and a UNESCO National Cultural Heritage site. The artists will be hosted in Read More

Riga Photomonth Open Call

Call for entries – Facts and clarifications


Riga Photomonth announces an open call for entries under the title of the upcoming festival Facts and Clarifications. Photographers from all over the world are welcome to submit their photo series that pay attention to complicated, paradoxical, tragic, as well as humorous cultural situations and their interpretation in our Read More

Artists’ Development Programme: residencies and mentoring

European Investment Bank Institute – Artists’ Development Programme: residencies and mentoring

Application deadline: January 31, 2017, midnight (GMT+1)

European Investment Bank Institute
98-100 Boulevard Konrad Adenauer
L-2950 Luxembourg


The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2017 edition of its Artists’ Development Programme (ADP), looking for two visual artists (born after January 1, 1982) from Croatia, Read More

ISSP workshops

Dear friends and colleagues,

By 1st July 2016, ISSP is inviting applications for the second cycle of the ISSP International Masterclass – a year-long practice-based education and networking programme for emerging photographers in which we cooperate with some of the greatest tutors we have worked with before.

Classes for 2016/2017 (October 2016 – October 2017):
1. Phillip Toledano – Conceptualising the Personal: developing Read More