May 25 – June 8, 2018, Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and the Art Teachers’ Union invite artists to participate in the 7th International Latgale Graphic art Symposium organized in the framework of Rothko Centre’s Residence Program.

The Graphic Art Symposium is meeting, discussion and creative work within the cultural space of Latgale, which unites similarly and differently thinking and working graphic artists from Latvia and abroad.

Aim of the symposium: To create unique contemporary graphic artworks, developing an international communication platform in the field of graphic art.

Place and time of the symposium: Daugavpils, Latvia, May 25 – June 8, 2018

Participants of the symposium: 11 professional artists will take part in the symposium. The selection of participants will be competition-based, taking into consideration the submitted materials (application form, CV, and visual information which satisfies the below mentioned requirements).

Selection committee of the symposium participants:

  • Māris Čačka – artist, symposium curator, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
  • Valentīns Petjko – artist, art theorist, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
  • Ieva Nagliņa – artist, president of CHAMBER OF GRAPHIC ART
  • Nele Zirnīte – artist, president of Etching Guild
  • Alberto Balletti – artist, professor (Italy)
  • Vaidotas Janulis – artist, professor (Lithuania)
  • Milos Djordjevic – artist (Serbia)


Organizers provide:

  1. Covering of the residence expenses in Daugavpils (catering, accommodation);
  2. Studios (several artists may work in one studio);
  3. Basic materials and tools for work;
  4. Publicity opportunities (possibilities to present artists’ creative works; information in mass media; a symposium catalogue);
  5. Recreation, tours around the city and surroundings, visits of art and culture institutions of Daugavpils);
  6. Final symposium exhibition (opening on June 8, 2018).

Artists provide:

  1. Covering of the travel expenses to Daugavpils and back;
  2. Specific materials and tools for work;
  3. Donation of at least two artwork created during the symposium to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.


To apply for Symposium, applicant has to complete ONLINE APPLICATION FORM till March 31, 2018. Applications submitted after March 31, 2018 will not be considered.


The Symposium Jury will consider the applications, and selected artists will receive invitations to participate in the Symposium after April 20, 2018. The invited participants should confirm their participation within 5 days after receiving the invitation.

Contact person:

Māris Čačka