OPEN CALL 2018

Tartu Artist in Residence will launch an Open Call for the year 2018 in the beginning of September 2017.

Artists of various disciplines will have the opportunity to work, live and find new inspiration in the scenic city of Tartu for a period of one or three months. The deadline for applications is 09.10.17 and the results will be announced on 11.11.17.

TAiR is a unique artist in residence program in that it is realized through the collaboration of various partner organizations who contribute different skills & resources, thereby making it possible to cater to different genres. Our main areas of competence are printmaking and visual arts, but the programme is open to artists from all creative disciplines. Based on the applications from artists, we try to tailor each residency to meet the requirements of the project.

Here is some information about the residencies in 2017:

In 2017, we offer two residency packages:

  • A short-term residency (about one month) at the end of which a public outcome is possible (open studio, workshop, artist talk, etc.).
  • A long-term residency (about three months) at the end of which a public outcome is expected (exhibition, performance,  artist talk, etc.).

 

Terms & Conditions

 

Financial Aspect

Short-term 1 month residency:
  • we expect a contribution of € 300
  • we provide free accommodation, a production grant of up to € 50 and help you get connected to the local community. If possible and desirable, we will also work with you towards a public outcome.
  • Travels, daily living costs and studio spaces are at the artist’s expense.

Read the full terms and conditions here.

 

– Long-term 3 month residency
  • we expect a contribution of € 300
  • we provide free accommodation and studio space, a travel grant of up to € 400, a production grant of up to € 150 and we will help you get connected to the local community. We will also work with you to create an exhibition or other public event towards the end of the residency.
  • Daily living costs and additional travel or production costs are at the artist’s expense

Read the full terms and conditions here.

 

Thematic Priorities

(Note: for one-month residencies, the thematic priority is not a requirement, but an added bonus to your application.)

For 2017, we are looking forward to projects connected to the theme of ‘Building bridges’. In the most literal sense of the word, Tartu is a city of bridges with no less than 10 of them throughout  the city, both over water and over land. Most bridges have been destroyed several times during the course of history, so (re)building them has been extremely important for the city. In a more metaphorical sense, Tartu is also a city building bridges between people, nations and cultures. Being the main university town in Estonia, Tartu hosts over 800 international students every year, coming from about 50 different countries, contributing to an atmosphere of openness and tolerance, establishing Tartu as the “City of Good Thoughts”. We feel that also from an artistic point of view ‘building bridges’ can be a topic that stimulates original creative ideas. We are thus looking forward to receiving project proposals that reach out to the local community / local organizations or that build bridges in another way.

 

Applying

For the one month residency, fill in this Google form.
For the three month residency, fill in this Google form.

Send your CV and portfolio to: residency@tartuensis.com

The deadline for applications is 09.10.17 and the results will be announced on 11.11.17.

 

More information:

Lemmit Kaplinski
+372 511 8619
lemmit@tartuensis.com

 

Acknowledgements:

Tartu City Council and Erasmus+

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