For more than a hundred years Karosta was a naval base closed to the public. Now, decades after the military has left, Karosta is having a second life.
Industry, nature, tourism and local residents must co-exist. Here you can find unique architecture and absurd structures on every corner.
Karosta will never be fully explored or fully understood and yet we are here to try.
To enrich the environment of this part of the town, the artwork must be as brave and unique as Karosta itself.
5th annual Karosta Festival is hosted by a NGO that works in Karosta since 2002.

WHEN?

5.-11.06.2023.

WHERE?

Karosta, Liepaja, Latvia

WHAT?

Artistic creation process
Exhibitions
Concerts
Performances
Workshops
3 public events

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS

What are we expecting?

New artwork will be created during the festival week* in Karosta and presented during the public events**.
*if more time is needed, artists can arrive earlier
** 9.,10., 11.06.

What do we offer?

Accommodation
Catering
Local transportation expenses
Expenses for art supplies according to an agreed amount
Travel expenses up to 200 euro.

Applicants must provide

Portfolio
Description and visualization (for visual arts) of planned artwork
Planned costs
Applications accepted until March 1
Confirmation until April 1

Venues:

Karosta Prison. Visual arts — prison cells, performing arts — in courtyard
Karosta Water Tower
Redan, more info here
Arsenal

Send you applications and/or questions regarding Karosta Festival to info@karostascietums.lv