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Residency for summer and autumn 2024





Baltic Analog Lab announces an open call for artist-in-residence program for artists and researchers working with analog media – experienced artists working either with photochemical film or analog sound, as well as researchers interested in the field of analog, experimental film.


The residency offers artists and researchers to work on their projects by providing access to a darkroom, projectors, screen, sound system and other devices if needed. The residency is located in Riga, Latvia at the artists-run film lab Baltic Analog Lab and is offering a month or two month long stay at the apartment next to the lab.


The aim of the residency is to provide a space for working with analog film, photography, performance or expanded cinema by providing access to our space that can be used for the creative process as well as public presentations, workshops, screenings etc.


Participation fee

The residency fee is 450 EUR per month during summer and 500 EUR per month during autumn/winter season which partly has to be paid upfront to ensure the participation.

We do not offer any financial support, however we can offer invitation letter for the residents to apply for their fuding in their own country.

The participant is responsible for their own travel, living and material costs during the residency.


Who can apply?

We are looking for artists who are working with analog media - photochemical film and photography as well as sound, interested in exchanging ideas with other artists and our local community. The applicants should be already practicing artists with skills in working in the darkroom, no training will be provided unless with a separate agreement and cost. We also accept applications for researchers willing to interact with our cultural scene in Riga.


Duration of the residency:

We offer our residency for 1-2 months.


What we offer:

- Shared 3 room apartment next to our lab (shared between two artists or just one). The apartment has two cozy isolated bedrooms, one shared living room together with kitchen, shared bathroom and wooden stoves in each bedroom (wood will be provided in the cold


- 24/7 access to the BAL facilities: 2 darkrooms, one working room, one dark screening room with a screen and sound system

- Possibility for presentation or workshop at our lab’s screening room


What we expect:

- The resident should do their creative work during the residency and should be open to share their project with our local community at a small public presentation, however we do not require the work to be completed during the residency;

- We will prioritise applicants that can also offer us a 2 day workshop or a public screening, but that is not mandatory.



- June, July, August 2024. Apply by May 20, 2024

- September, October, November 2024. Apply by June 20, 2024



Apply by filling the application form:

Note! We might accept residents before the application deadline so please make sure you apply as soon as possible!


For any questions, write us:

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