September 15 – 27, 2024, Daugavpils

The Rothko Museum invites artists to participate in the “Mark Rothko 2024” International Painting Symposium organised in the museum’s Artist Residency Programme. The Mark Rothko 2024 Symposium will take place in Daugavpils – the city known to the world as the birthplace of Mark Rothko, the world-renowned artist and founder of abstract expressionism.

Aims of the Symposium:

  1. To celebrate Mark Rothko’s artistic legacy and draw attention to Daugavpils as the artist’s birthplace.
  2. To foster international interest in the city’s creative environment.
  3. To increase the museum collection with artworks by the symposium participants.

Time and venue: Rothko Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia, 15–27 September 2024

Participants: 10 professional artists will take part. The selection will be competition-based, taking into account the submitted materials (application form, CV, and the visuals meeting the requirements outlined below).

The organisers provide or cover:

  1. Residency expenses in Daugavpils (catering, accommodation);
  2. Studios (several artists may have to share a studio space);
  3. Basic materials and tools for work;
  4. Publicity opportunities (possibilities to present one’s creative work; coverage in mass media);
  5. Recreation (sightseeing tours in the city and its surroundings, site visits to the city’s cultural institutions);
  6. Symposium exhibition (opening on 27 September 2024).

The artists provide or cover:

  1. Travel expenses to Daugavpils and back;
  2. Specific materials and tools for work;
  3. Donation of at least two artworks created during the symposium to the Rothko Museum.


To apply for the Symposium, the applicant has to complete the APPLICATION FORM BELOW by 1 June 2024. 


The Symposium Jury will consider the applications, and the selected artists will receive invitations to participate in the Symposium after 10 June 2024. The invited participants should confirm their participation within 5 days after receiving the invitation.

Contact person:

Aivars Baranovskis

This form is currently closed for submissions.