Seto, estonian, english, russian, hungarian
two week to 3 months
Paid by host 

Studio room 
Library room
Performance room/ gallery

Paid by artist 

travel expenses, living expenses 
hosting - 350 euros/person/month. If more than one artist come and can share the room, the fee is 270 euro/person/month

Application guidelines 

Please apply one month before of your residency at least.

Download the application here (.doc).


Artists can apply all year long, however residencies can only take place between



Obinitsa Kunsti Koda - Obinitsa Art Space


OKUKO is an absolutely independent active art production space, collective, and meeting point for artist who enjoy nature and unique cultures. OKUKO supports international art activities bringing multicultural dimension to the region. The guest artists have opportunity to work in a peace space, separated from the everyday haste, set new contacts in the art field as well as to the local community.

We have founded our residency in 2013 and we are happy to meet the firsts artists this year.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation in a 20 square meter room near the studio.

Studio Information 

Studio space is 20 square meter. Available library room on the same floor.

Technical Information 


NB! Artists should take their own equipment. OKUKO helps the artists to buy the necessary things in the closest town. It is appreciated to provide the list before arrival.


Obinitsa (also known as Obiniste, Abinitsa, Kirikmäe) is a village in Meremäe Parish, Võru County, southeastern Estonia. It has a population of 187 (as of 1 January 2009). Obinitsa is one of the largest Seto villages in West Setoland, Estonia which according to traditional division represents Mokornulk area.

The first written data concerning Obinitsa date back to 1652, but based on archaeological findings this area was inhabited already ca 1000 to 1300 years ago – that is the age of round and oblong sandy burial mounds in Sakalova dry boreal forest on the slope of Tuhkvitsa valley. In Obinitsa cemetery there are burial mounds called “žalnik”. These ca 600–700 years-old mounds bordered by stones are not yet widespread in West Setomaa. In the forest one kilometre northwest from the village there is an ancient refuge – fortress. Older part of the village represents a typical clustered village; new part was built from 1960 to 1970.

Obinitsa, Setoland

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