The Ceramics Department of the Academy of Arts invites all interested people from different fields of art and culture to apply for the International Porcelain Painting Summer School - TOGETHER 2023.It will take place in different locations in Latvia from 16 to 26 August, the deadline for applications is from 1 February to 1 April, 2023.
During ten exciting days of the summer school, we will offer our colleagues and students from other universities a joint trip to the world of Latvian porcelain. The summer school format will allow you to get to know Latvia's culture, important examples of Latvian art in the context of European art, learn about contemporary art expressions by participating in this program which includes lectures in the museums of Riga and also in Latvian regions, such as Rundale, Bauska, Jelgava, Daugavpils and Jurmala. We offer our participants a practical workshop - to create their own artwork using the overglaze porcelain painting technique. The combined, complex approach to this process, mixing theoretical lessons with practice, usually renders excellent results. This process of the creation of a work of art and the sensitive contact with art on a non-verbal level gives added value to the cognitive process. The results will be compiled in a digital catalog and presented in an exhibition that can be seen in the R&A (Rainis and Aspazija) Museum in Jurmala.
Program (in attachment)
On completing the course students will be issued a certificate of attendance - 3 ECTS credits
The proposed program will be of a particular interest to students and academic staff of visual plastic arts and design, cultural heritage, art history, architecture and culture.
Only students and academic staff from the following 43 countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship: Austria, Azerbaijan, Arab Republic of Egypt, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Norway, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The People’s Republic of China, The United States of America, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
Evaluation: The selection of candidates takes place in a competitive manner, evaluating the content and motivation of the application forms. The final decision on granting scholarships will be made by the evaluation committee of the State Education Development Agency of the Republic of Latvia.
Scholarship covers: accommodation (shared rooms in guest house), meals (2x/day), lectures, workshops, study tours, and all cultural activities. Scholarship does not cover travel, visa, and insurance costs. Participants have to cover travel expenses from the country of origin to Latvia (Riga, the Art Academy) themselves.
The call for applications is open NOW!
(From February 1 to April 1, 2023) Please send your applications to e-mail: summerschool.ceramics(abols)lma.lv
1. Application form;
3. Copy of passport;
4. Certificate of English language skills (if any);
5. Letter of motivation.
The Summer School organisers will inform all participants of the results by email.
Asoc.prof. Jevgenija Loginova