11th International Cast Iron Art Symposium
SERDE Residency Centre – Aizpute, Latvia
June 26 – July 7, 2014
The Cast Iron Art Symposium at the residency and workshop centre SERDE is part of the art and ecology events series. Artists are invited to use diverse raw materials and supplies for recycling and creating art works – old out-of-date cast iron radiators will be used during the cast iron art symposium. In the hands of professional artists they will be transformed into amazing masterpieces of art.
The 10th International Cast Iron Art Symposium will be held from June 26 until July 7, 2014 at the Residency and workshop centre SERDE in Aizpute, Latvia. During the symposium we expect the artists to take part in the whole casting process and be able to work independently in the creation of molds. Melting and casting iron will be open to the general public and all interested audiences during the symposium days at SERDE and at night by the Tebra riverside.
Cost of participation: The cost of participation is 400 Euros and includes catering, accommodation costs and materials for up to 20kg object (for bigger objects we offer cast iron for additional price). SERDE provides residents with accommodation (shared room) and working premises.
Your full name must be on all application materials.
All materials are accepted via email to: smg.serde/at/gmail/dot/com and tamsie/at/spiritone/dot/com
1. Symposium proposal: A written description of the work you propose to explore during the residency including a statement about interest and experience working with cast iron. (Previous experience casting iron is not a requirement – 1 page limit)
2. 3 Images: Recent work that demonstrates an ability to work in cast iron. Images should be saved in JPEG format, no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels, 1.8MB maximum file size per image. Images should be labeled with your name, and numbered 1 through 3, indicating your preferred viewing order. Ex. 01_SmithDavid.jpg.
3. Image Script: Included a numbered list that corresponds to the submitted images. For each image, include the title, date, materials, dimensions, and if necessary, a brief description of the work. (1 page limit)
4. Current Resume or CV: In addition to your full name, address, telephone and email address, this document should include information about your education; exhibition history; awards and honors; grants and residencies; professional experience; reviews or catalogues about your work; and references. (2 page limit)
You can pay the participation fee in SERDE workshop by PayPal:
Applications will be accepted until there are no more available positions.
If you have more questions about the symposium, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Email all application materials to: smg.serde/at/gmail/dot/com and tamsie/at/spiritone/dot/com
The Residency and workshop centre SERDE was founded in Aizpute during 2002 as a platform for international and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our aim is to develop the regional and international collaboration between different culture fields, organizations and professionals. SERDE’s main activities involve the exchange between culture, science and education fields, including the organization of residencies, workshops, seminars, lectures, presentations and so on.
Director – International Cast Iron Art Symposium, LV – karlis.alainis/at/lma/dot/lv
SERDE Executive Director – pucena/at/gmail/dot/com