• Peer-to-Peer Programme graphics by Mai Bauvald.⁠

  • Peer-to-Peer Programme graphics by Mai Bauvald.⁠

Open call for artists: Peer-to-Peer Programme!

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) is seeking artists to participate in the joint initiative “Peer-to-Peer programme” with the aim to connect artists and art workers across Europe for professional discussions and network building in the field of contemporary art. 

About the programme

The Peer-to-Peer Programme is a joint initiative connecting artists and art workers across Europe for professional discussions and network building. The programme acts as a response to the needs declared by artists to dialogue with art professionals across disciplines and regions. These individuals are carefully matched by each organisation, who will offer a shortlist specifically tailored with each artist in mind. The artist will determine the final match-up for each of their meetings.

The project plans to foster professional development within the field of contemporary art, ecologically and transculturally. Originating as a response to the COVID 19 pandemic, it acknowledges both the need to exchange knowledge and act virtually. The programme hopes to continue using remote communication systems in the future—an endeavour in response to our current conditions and as an enduring platform to address the adverse global impact of air travel. 

The programme is co-organised by the: Danish Art Foundation, Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art, Flanders Arts Institute, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Art, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Mondriaan Fund, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), and Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Each organisation will host eight artists for the programme, 72 artists in total.

The structure of the programme

Participating artists in the Peer-to-Peer Programme will have a total of two online meetings with two art partners of their choosing. These sessions are intended to support cross-cultural and transdisciplinary relationships, gain professional critical dialogue on your work, foster intellectual and dynamic discussions, and cultivate new meaningful connections for future collaborations. The programme is at an early stage and aims to organise the space and time needed for open-ended and mindful peer-to-peer enrichment.

The deadline for application is April 12th.

Eight artists will be selected by the LCCA team. When selecting the participants, the diversity of gender identities, different age groups, regional and ethnic backgrounds are considered. 

All artists will receive a fee of €125 for each meeting which includes the meeting and preparations for it. All together 250 €. This payment is to compensate artists for their time preparing and participating in the sessions. 


> Selections will be announced at 19th of April. 

> Meetings will start from May-June and then again in September-October 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact 

Anete Skuja via e-mail:




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