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Mark Rothko was born in Daugavpils, Latvia and lived there for the first 10 years of his life. The Mark Rothko Arts Centre opened in 2013 with a programme that included artist-in-residences and a rolling exhibition of Rothko's paintings loaned by the artist's heirs, Kate and Christopher Rothko. 


The Mark Rothko Memorial Trust re-launched their artist award initiative that began in 1973. Beginning again in 2018, the newly launched format of the award, will be an artist-in-residence in partnership with the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, Latvia.

This recently forged partnership will grant 2 professional artists the opportunity to stay at the Mark Rothko Art Centre from for one month at an agreed time, usually during summer. This is a funded studio residency open to British-based contemporary visual artists (working in any medium), facilitating the artists' travel to Latvia (and beyond) to work for one month.


The selected artists will be given accommodation and studio space for the month’s residency and will be awarded the sum of £4,500 GBP that should be used to cover travel, subsistence and all other expenses.

Mark Rothko's daughter Kate and son, Christopher, visiting the Mark Rothko Art Centre.

Image (c) The Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils

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