Kai Residency (Tallinn) – Call for Applications, Deadline August 1st

08.07.2019 |

Tallinn’s new cultural hub, the Kai Art Center, will enrich the art’s scene of the Estonian capital. It is set to open in September 2019 at the historic and exhilarating site of a former submarine production plant.

Tallinn’s new cultural hub, the Kai Art Center, will enrich the art’s scene of the Estonian capital. It is set to open in September 2019 at the historic and exhilarating site of a former submarine production plant.

For its inaugural programme Kai Arts Center invites international visual artists, curators, writers and other contemporary art professionals to apply for a residency lasting two to four weeks. The Kai residency, Kai Art’s Center core programme, will be launched in October and host 14 participants in its first year. Five places in the programme will be specifically allocated for residents from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Residents will have the possibility to take part in all events held at the Kai Art Center, including exhibition tours, talks, screenings and seminars. They are expected to present one public activity like a talk, a screening or gathering to introduce their work.

Kai Art Center will cover all costs of the incoming residents including travel to and from Tallinn, local transport, accommodation and administrative support. The residents will have a private furnished 20 square metre room in the newly-built Kai Art Center facilities, as well as access to WiFi, a shared kitchen area and bathroom with shower. Workspace will not be offered. The Kai Art Center is particularly interested in artists and other professionals with a research-based practice, or those intending to undertake research rather than production during their residency.

In order to apply applicants should have a professional practice of at least five years. The application, which must include the full application form, 10 work samples, press and publications texts as well as a reference letter, should be sent to residency@kai.center as a single PDF, no larger than 10MB. Deadline is August 1st 2019.

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