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Application procedures for:

Visual Artists

Performing Artists



Application Procedure for Performing Artists


Applications are accepted throughout the year for residencies in the following summer.


Please submit:

1 an informal letter stating why you wish to be in residency at Polli Talu Arts Center, which dates you are interested in (2 - 4 weeks, June - September), what kind of work you are planning to do at the Center, and how many people will be involved (maximum 15)

2 a résumé, including contact address, tel/fax and e-mail

3 one video cued to a 10-minute section you wish to be reviewed or an audio cassette/CD, when appropriate

4 optional: pertinent information on the work samples submitted (maximum one page)

E-mail to office@pollitalu.org or send materials by postal service:

May - September:

Polli Talu Arts Center, Rame küla, 90103 Vatla, Estonia

October - April:

Marika Blossfeldt, 36 Lincoln Ave, Beacon NY 12508, USA


Artists will be selected by a peer review panel based on the artistic excellence of the work.

Direct any questions to Marika Blossfeldt, Artistic Director


Conditions for Performing Artists


The dance studio at Polli Talu Arts Center is a thatched log building with one big open space (8m x 12m), a small dressing room (which can be used as a bed room as well) and a balcony (4m x 8 m) overlooking the open studio. The wooden dance floor is built on a lattice type frame, which allows for resilience, making it ideal for any kind of bodywork and performing arts. (No street shoes or sharp objects are allowed in the dance studio.) A wood-burning stove serves as the heat source. It is the responsibility of the artist to stock wood and fire the oven, if necessary.

No allowances are granted for supplies. Artists need to bring all materials, instruments and tools with them. Provided is a compact music center which plays audiocassettes, CDs and radio. Regular and industrial strength electricity is available.

Artists pay EURO 40 for the use of the dance studio, housing and meals per day/per person. Meals are mostly vegetarian (with occasional chicken and fish), prepared from organic vegetables from Polli Talu's kitchen garden, when available, and local produce, including eggs and dairy. Meals are served outdoors when the weather permits or in the Main House dining room.

Artists need to arrange for their travel to and from the Arts Center. There is a bus from Tallinn or Pärnu to Virtsu, where artists will be picked up at no charge. For a charge, artists can be picked up at Tallinn airport, harbor or Pärnu bus station and brought to the Center directly.



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