Studio spaces

Tartu Artist in Residence is offering three possible studio spaces. The artist can either work at Tartu Artists’ Union, at Studio Tartuensis printmaking studio or at Tampere Maja. All organisations work in the field of culture and are focused on different types of art:


Studio Tartuensis

Studio Tartuensis (Printing & Paper Museum) is an independent organisation for printmaking and letterpress. The studio hosts a collection of letterpress equipment, typefaces and other printhouse machinery from mid-19th to late 20th century. Facilities for the artist to use include tea and coffee facilities and the company of the museum’s cat, Mr. Johannes Gutenberg. The multidisciplinary center is located in an old Soviet factory complex “Aparaaditehas“, which houses numerous artist studios, exhibition- and project spaces.

Disciplines:  graphics, letterpress, printing, paper, visual arts

Duration of Residence: 1 or 3 months

No. of Artists: 1-2

Resources:  Shared equipped studio, basic materials included, free internet connection, tea and coffee facilities

Rent of the studio: 250 € (only for 1-month residency)

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Tartu Artists’ Union

Tartu Artists’ Union (Tartu Kunstnike Liit) is an umbrella organisation for visual artists and art professionals. The union has an art house for exhibitions and events, and in the same building there is a bright and spacious “empty box” studio available for the Tartu Artist in Residence programme. Equipment is available on request and there is free internet connection, as well as tea and coffee facilities.

Disciplines: paint & sculpture

Duration of Residence: 1-3 months

No. of Artists: 1

Resources: Private “empty box” studio, tea and coffee facilities, equipment available on request, free internet connection & central location

Rent of the studio: 80 € (only for 1-month residency)





Tampere House

Located in a beautiful wooden 18th century house right in the city centre, Tampere House (Tampere Maja) focuses on developing cultural activities and cooperation between the twin cities of Tartu and Tampere, Finland. It arranges cultural events, concerts and exhibitions. The building houses some guest rooms as well as a sauna. Tampere Maja hosts one Finnish artist through TAiR each year.

Disciplines: literature, visual arts

Duration of Residence: <1 month (low season – November to April)

No. of Artists: 1

Resources: Private studio, accommodation (breakfast included), sauna, exhibition room, basement hall for short-term musical or theatrical performances, free internet connection & central location

Rent: depending on availability