Estonian, English
1 - 3 months
Paid by artist:

Residency fee of €250 per month.
This includes the rent of an individual workspace within the communal studio of ARS Ceramics Centre and the use of all facilities and equipment in it.
You will pay for your travel expenses and insurance, materials and services (e.g. kiln firings), accommodation and food.


Application guidelines:

Please submit 5 examples of recent relevant works (max file size 1 MB/jpg), your resume and brief artist statement (max 2 pages/pdf), Project description (max 1500 characters/pdf) along with your preferred months and length for your residency (e.g. 3 months: Oct 2021–Dec 2021).

Applications are reviewed every two months, and selected artists are contacted individually to confirm dates and additional details.

Due to COVID-19, the applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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ARS Keraamikakeskus

ARS Keraamikakeskus

Ceramics Residency

ARS Ceramics Centre was founded in 2019 by ceramic artists and designers in relation to the Estonian Ceramists' Association and operates inside the former ceramic factory production area at the ARS Art Factory.

ARS Ceramics Centre is dedicated to support emerging and established makers, to develop the contemporary ceramics medium and to disseminate knowledge and experience among professional artists and the general public. The centre endorses creative work, production, education and interdisciplinary research projects.

In collaboration with the Estonian Ceramists’ Association, ARS Ceramics Centre is running a self-directed residency program for ceramic artists and designers. The aim of this program is to offer individual professional artists a unique working experience at the historic ceramic production space and access to gas firing facilities.

Read more about the residency they offer on the website ARS Ceramics Residency.


Our aim is to support the visiting artist's open-ended creative processes, thus there is no specific requirement for a completed project or work. When possible, residents are encouraged to give an artist presentation.

Studio Information

Studio is intended to be used by independent professional ceramic artists or designers. Each visiting artist will receive an individual workspace within the communal studio.

Accommodation Information

Currently ARS Ceramics Centre is not providing accommodation.

Technical Information

Available tools and equipment: throwing wheels, slab roller, plaster wheel, pugmill, spray booth for glazing, gas kiln 150 L, electric kilns 20 L, 60 L, 250 L etc. The studio is located in close proximity to some services at the ARS Art Factory building (e.g. book binding and paper workshop, art supply store etc).


ARS Ceramics Centre is located at the former ARS Art Factory – a centre for creating and producing art in Estonia, hosting more than 100 artists, designers and creative companies. ARS is easily accessible by public transport, about 15 minutes from downtown. More information at the website of Artfactory ARS.

Contact information

Pärnu mnt 154
11317 Tallinn

residentuur [at]