About RIVA Artists
RIVA will sponsor, organise or administer teaching residencies of visual artists in various environments. The artists will work with specific groups and individuals on art projects. This will include practising artists leading workshops in schools and art galleries. The artists and RIVA will co-operate with the host organisation. When planning a project, the artists will take into account the specific experiences of those participating and will respect cultural diversity.
The trustees of RIVA will select visual artists whose professional experience, artistic subject matter and working methods are suitable to further RIVA’s aims. RIVA will pay for the artists’ fees and expenses, as previously agreed in contract and in negotiation with the host organisation.
The Residency will run over a set period, during which the participants will create artwork in response to the theme of the Residency. There will be a strong emphasis on the process and the many creative stages of making a piece of art. By working alongside artists, the participants will gain a very particular experience of creativity which can be taken into many other aspects of life.
-Katy Pendlebury, Dancer and Choreographer
-Ester Braga, Dancer and Choreographer
-Katina Kangaris, Singer
-Susannah Rickman, Dancer and Choreographer
-Amy Pliszka, Artist
- Nienke Van Wijk, Video Artist
-Kerry Stewart, Visual Artist
-Reza Ben Gajra, Visual Artist, Animations