About Open Call

Jeune Création Europeenne (JCE) Young Artist Biennale 2019 - 2021 

Open Call for artists and curators

Deadline: 14th of April 2019, midnight.

Who can apply: artists and curators from Latvia aged 35 and under.  

The Open Call is a part of the international JCE Biennale 2019 - 2021. The jury of art experts and professionals will select 8 emerging artists, including 1 curator to participate the international JCE Biennale project. All the selected artists will receive the opportunity to display their works in 7 European countries - France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Romania, Latvia. They also will qualify for the international JCE Biennale 2019 - 2021 competition. 3 out of 56 artists will receive Grand Prix that includes 6-months paid artist residency in Paris, as well as a solo exhibition in one of prestigious art galleries in Europe. 

Young artists are invited to submit their applications in different art techniques. Jury members will evaluate their originality, professionality in selected art technique, as well as novelty of artworks' theme in national and international scale. 

For JCE Biennale 2019 - 2021, the Latvian team have decided to add an experiment with a propose of novelty seeking: charged with selecting 8 emerging Latvian artists, the jury will reserve one position for emerging curators from Latvia. The curator is no longer just an expert charged with educating a public about the content of a given collection. He journeys, with his practice, into fields often beyond the perimeter of art. The curator will be required to research ways of displaying his practice, along with other seven artists.

Find out all about the application process here

JCE Biennale is a cooperation initiative between 7 European countries - France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Romania, Latvia. It was created with a common goal to foster young emerging artists to gain international recognition, as well as strengthen contemporary art scenes in the European Union.

Considering Latvia's artists' success in the previous two JCE Biennale periods - 1 Grand Prix, 1 special jury price, as well as opportunity for 16 artists from Latvia to display their works in 9 European countries, Latvian team sees a great importance to cooperate with JCE Biennale initiative. Thus, raising recognition of the selected artists and strengthening Latvia's name in the Europe's contemporary art and culture scene. 

Latvia's participation in the JCE Biennale is coordinated by the Institute for Environmental Solutions in cooperation with Kaņepes Kultūras centrsCēsis municipality, as well as leading partner of international JCE Biennale initiative - Montrouge Municipality (France).


Find out more about JCE Biennale here.

Find the latest information about Latvia's participation in the following Facebook page: JCE Biennāle Cēsīs.


Contact information for additional questions: 

Guna Dātava

JCE Biennale 2019 - 2021 coordinator in Latvia

E: guna.datava@videsinstituts.lv

T: +371 26568947