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Application procedures for:

Visual Artists

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Application Procedure for Visual 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) and what kind of work you are planning to do at the Center

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

3 a maximum of ten slides or electronic images

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 Visual Artists


The art studio is a thatched log building with a central open workspace (6m x 9m) and two lofts on either side of the room. 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. The workspace is equipped with the basics: three worktables, some chairs, lights, a sink with running water and a compact music center which plays audiocassettes, CDs and radio. Besides the workspace, the art studio also provides a sleeping loft, a kitchen and bathroom facilities.

No allowances are granted for supplies. Artists must bring all the materials and tools they will need with them. Regular and industrial-strength electricity is available.

Artists pay EURO 40 for 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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