This is an open call for a joint residency between MoKS (Mooste) and Ptarmigan (Tallinn). The Axis of Praxis residency programme will offer the possibility to research and develop work in and between two distinctly different contexts within Estonia. MoKS is located in a village in rural south Estonia and Ptarmigan in the capital city of Tallinn. MoKS is an organisation run by artists and researchers, with experience in organising a diverse program of residencies, art symposia, projects, workshops and more. Ptarmigan is an event-driven organisation that focuses on trans-disciplinary projects, building participatory culture and social practices. Within the Axis of Praxis residency there is a possibility to organise joint events between the two centres.
Although both cultural centres operate in contrasting environments, we share an interest in exploring and engaging with the places and communities that surround us. Axis of Praxis is a residency opportunity aimed at utilising these similarities and distinctions, as well as helping to build connections between the two organisations. Preference is given to proposals of a social nature and/or including open-form collaborations. We are also looking for creative methods and forms of learning as a model for culture building.
Who we are looking for
Artists, organisers, curators and researchers of all artistic and creative disciplines. While our residency program is orientated towards contextual work with environmental or socially- engaged practices, we also offer a comfortable concentrated atmosphere suitable for focused work, writing or research.
This is a two month split residency: one month in MoKS, one month in Ptarmigan. The order does not matter. The residency times available are from August - December 2013.
Number of residencies offered: 3
Who is eligible
These residencies are being offered for residents of Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Aland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The residency is supported by the Kulturkontakt Nord Nordic-Baltic mobility programme.
What we offer
cover of travel costs to and from your home, and between Tallinn and Mooste
a monthly stipend of 700 € (1400€ total). (To receive stipend and travel costs the artist must stay in the residency a minimum 85% of agreed time)
working and living space
access to MoKS and Ptarmigan facilities and assistance for realisation of project.
Description of residency facilities
How to apply
Applications must be submitted electronically via our online proposal form.
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2013.
Ptarmigan seeks creative projects from the Nordic and Baltic regions for two-month residencies in Tallinn, Estonia. These residencies are supported by the Kulturkontakt Nord Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme.
Ptarmigan is a multi-disciplinary cultural platform operating in both Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland. For five years, Ptarmigan has organised events, residencies, workshops, performances and other projects that span across various spheres of art, music, performance, humanities, and other more nebulous fields. Our focus is on participatory and event-driven cultural production that’s simultaneously inclusive and unusual.
Who is eligible
Any legal resident of the Nordic or Baltic countries, excluding Estonia. This means: Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, the Åland Islands, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania.
What we are looking for
Your residency is a project; your proposal should clearly describe what you hope to do with two months in Tallinn. We look to produce projects that excite us and occupy unique cultural space. We like to see things that are active and lively, and fit in well with what we do. At Ptarmigan, the joy is in collaboration, being together, and expanding perspectives. We’re inclined towards ideas that offer some sort of educational component, and a chance for the public to be involved, while being experimental in nature.
What you get
If chosen, your travel to and from Tallinn will be paid for (up to €400). You will be provided with accommodation and studio space. In addition to this you will receive a stipend of 1400€ for your two months stay, pending requirements (see below). All of your costs (food, materials, etc.) will come from this stipend (or your own funds).. There is an option that you may visit Helsinki at least once to present, perform, or otherwise engage with our Finnish network - ferry travel and accommodation will be covered for this trip.
Ptarmigan is an artist-run space that is all volunteer based. We're pleased to help you with your project and treat you as an inherent but temporary part of our fluctuating team.
If you are not a legal resident of one of the aforementioned countries, then you are not eligible for this residency, which is funded by KK Nord only for mobility between Nordic and Baltic countries. If you have a good idea for Ptarmigan but are not a resident of these countries, please don’t hesitate to propose it anyway -- but understand that we do not have any financial support beyond the Nordic/Baltic residency programme.
The residency, as required by KK Nord, is for a minimum of two months. We are generally budgeted for exactly that time, though a few extra days over is okay. If you have an idea for a longer project then please describe it in your proposal.
The stipend is broken into two monthly payments of 700€ each. This is intended to cover all living costs and materials. To receive this stipend, you must spend 85% of your stay in Tallinn (though your visit to Helsinki will not count against this).
How to apply
To apply for Ptarmigan’s Nordic/Baltic residency programme, please use our general-purpose proposal form, and choose “Tallinn residencies” as the “existing project”. We prefer that you apply in English.
We will be selecting 2 residencies in 2013 on ongoing basis, with a minimum duration of two-months each with our first residency beginning at the start of June. Please specify clearly on the proposal form when you would be most interested in coming, ex. “June-July”, “November-December”, etc.
If you have video recordings still waiting for their final cut, or you've lost all your hope that this is even possible, then this is a call for you.
Done Lab is looking for raw film or video footage to be screened in the frame of UNFINISHED SCREENINGS 4 on 27 May 19.00 at Ptarmigan.
If you have material which was planned to be a part of a bigger project, and you wish to show it to a wider audience, please let us know by sending an email with the following info:
Deadline for submissions: 19 May 2013.