Language 
English, German, Estonian
Founded 
1999
Duration 
From 2 to 4 weeks. summer
Paid by artist 

Travel, Housing, Studio, Supplies, Food.  Artists pay EURO 40 for housing, food and use of studio per person/per day. Groups of 10 or more artists receive a group discount of EURO 35 per person/per day. Artists must bring with them all the materials and tools they will need for their work.

Application guidelines 

Selection will be based on the artistic excellence of the work. Request application and conditions via email.

Deadline

Deadline 
ongoing
setting
isolated
nature
rural

Polli Talu Arts Center

Polli Talu Arts Center

Description 

Providing artists with ideal working conditions in a serene environment and three meals per day, so that the artists can solely focus on the creative process and in-depth study, not having to worry about the usual daily distractions in the city emphasis on an atmosphere of peacefulness, reflection and respect for the natural surroundings.

The art center organises Artists' Residencies, International Artistic Collaborations, Lectures, Seminars and Workshops, Retreats, Performances and Exhibitions, as well as Kundalini Yoga Morning Practice (optional).

Outcome 

Artists are encouraged to share the result of their residency/international collaboration through an open rehearsal, studio performance, talk or exhibition at the Center for local audiences.

Accommodation Information 
  • 4 guest rooms in the Store House with 1, 2, 4 and 5 beds respectively
  • Sleeping loft in the Art Studio with 1 bed
  • 1 guest room in Dance Studio with 1 bed
  • 1 guest room in Main House with 1 bed
Studio Information 

there are 3 studios, which are living/working spaces:

  • Dance Studio: 8m x 12m with sprung wooden dance floor with a small bedroom in the same building
  • Art Studio: 6m x 9m open work space with kitchen, bathroom facilities and sleeping loft
  • Writer's Studio: 4m x 6m open work space with bathroom facilities, sleeping loft and fire place 
Location 

The Center is located 2 km from the Baltic Sea (swimming is possible) in an isolated rural environment. The nearest store is 6 km away and carries only the very basics. Bicycles can be rented for 1$ per day. Artists should plan to bring everything they might need during their residency (except food...) with them. Nearest shopping is 80 km away. Tallinn, the capital is 150 km away. Polli Talu, meaning Polli's farm, is a traditional Estonian farm complex dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.

Address: 
Rame Küla
90103 Vatla
Estonia
Telephone 
+372 47 75363
Fax 
+372 47 75363

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