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2-month residencies in Tallinn, Estonia


Deadline:
Thu May 30, 2013 18:20

Location:
Tallinn, Estonia

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.

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.

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.


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Two month residency in Estonia (urban and rural projects)


Deadline:
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:10

Location:
Tallinn, Estonia

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.

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.


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Ptarmigan Tallinn 2012 residency: call for proposals!


Deadline:
Fri Jun 01, 2012 23:59

Location:
Estonia

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 transdisciplinary cultural platform operating in both Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland. For three 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 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. Participation and engagement with our existing projects is also a bonus - many of our regular projects benefit from guests, and there are also opportunities to work in our partner spaces, such as Tiib in Tallinn and the Score Store Kiosk in Helsinki.

You can always take a look at our past events, projects and residencies on our websites to get a sense of what we are interested in. In general, if your project is ‘spend two months painting/sculpting/video editing/whatever to create a gallery exhibition’, we aren’t likely to select you. If you’re looking to create interactive, psychogeographic maps of Tallinn’s secrets/animals/vertical objects/whatever through a series of workshops, tours, and other interventions -- now we’re listening.

What you get
If chosen, your travel to and from Tallinn will be paid for (up to €400). You will be accommodated in a small apartment within a short walking distance of the Ptarmigan project space which will be fully paid for. In addition to this you will receive a stipend of 1400€ for your two months stay, pending requirements (see below). Any living costs (food, materials, etc.) will come from this stipend. In Ptarmigan, you will be given a 21m2 room to use as a studio, if desired. (There are some limitations in what you can do with this studio, primarily sound/volume-related, but otherwise it’s yours). Ptarmigan additionally operates a small, experimental visual art space called Tiib - this space is available to use as a gallery/exhibition space if desired. You will be asked to visit Helsinki at least once to present, perform, or otherwise engage with our Finnish side - ferry travel and accommodation will be covered for this trip.

Ptarmigan is an artist-run space that is all-volunteer, and our organisers will do their best to help with your project. This includes local promotion and marketing, general local know-how (including practical information and cultural networking), and anything else we can do.

Other requirements
If you are not a legal, tax-paying 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 anyway but are not a resident of these countries, please don’t hesitate to propose anyway -- but understand that we do not have any financial support for residencies beyond the Nordic/Baltic 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).

Ptarmigan is a very social, public-focused space, and if your project does not directly engage with the public, then we ask that you will open your working space up for a few hours per week to anyone who might be interested in meeting you and seeing what you are working on. This is negotiable and primarily symbolic anyway.

How to apply, deadlines, and other administrivia
To apply for Ptarmigan’s Nordic/Baltic residency programme, please use our general-purpose proposal form, and choose “Tallinn residencies” as the “existing project”. Our application form is at http://ptarmigan.ee/proposals/new and we prefer that you apply in English.

We will be selecting three residencies in 2012, with a minimum duration of two-months each. Please specify clearly on the proposal form when you would be most interested in coming, ex. “July-August”, “November-December”, etc.

The deadline for this year’s residency applications is 1 June. We will inform all applicants no later than 15 June.


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Ptarmigan 2011 residency programme: call for proposals!


Deadline:
Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:55

Location:
Tallinn, Estonia

Ptarmigan seeks applicants for our residency programme, funded by the Nordic Culture Point Mobility and Residency Programme. Three two-month residencies are available:
  • Helsinki in September-October 2011
  • Helsinki in November-December 2011
  • Tallinn (time period is flexible but stay must be two months)

Who we are looking for:
Ptarmigan is a multi-faceted platform for arts and cultural projects with an emphasis on participatory work. In Helsinki, our former space was the home for many workshops, talks, performances and concerts, and we currently organise events in different locations throughout the city. Our newly-opened Tallinn location seeks to build connections with our audience in Finland while welcoming international ideas that fit with our existing projects.
Our residency programme seeks creative practitioners (artists, cultural producers, teachers, and anything else) who are interested in experimenting in the Helsinki and/or Tallinn environments. We have an emphasis on work that engages directly with the public, usually event-based, and often educational in nature. Aesthetically we are driven by the margins of culture, and we explicitly look to find a home for things that don't fit anywhere else. Ptarmigan residents have ideas that are outward-reaching and we welcome experimental methods, without pressure to produce quantifiable outcomes. Proposals that seek to participate with some of our recurring programming and existing projects/partners (such as Clip Kino, the Public School Helsinki, Labyrinths and Rings, Svamp, Pixelache, and other workshops) are favoured.

Who is eligible:
Applicants for the Helsinki residency must be residents of a non-Finnish country in the Nordic or Baltic region. Applicants for Tallinn cannot be residents of Finland OR Estonia. The Nordic and Baltic countries eligible are: the Åland Islands, Denmark, Estonia (for Helsinki residency only), Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

Practicals and specifics:
Residents will receive support for travel costs and be provided with accommodation and a working space. There is a monthly stipend to cover living costs and materials. Residents must spend at least 85% of their stay in Helsinki/Tallinn to receive the stipend. Ptarmigan's all-volunteer staff will do their best to help realise the resident's project, which includes organising any events that are integral to their work. Residents are also asked (but not required) to give a presentation of their work at one of the regular monthly 'Labyrinths and Rings' artist talk events.

Regarding the Helsinki residency:
Because Ptarmigan does not have a physical space any longer in Helsinki, this year's residencies are going to be a bit unusual. We'll adapt the situation to the specific proposals and provide what we can; but instead of thinking that we are a "residency centre without a centre", we see our community as the centre. As always, we're most interested in proposals that don't fit inside the typical confines of art production. With our focus on participatory projects, we are most excited by work that engages with the public and creates events and interactions, and in Helsinki this will be more of a necessity. If you are unsure about how your proposal might fit, feel free to contact us at info@ptarmigan.fi.

How to apply:
Applicants must fill out the all-purpose Ptarmigan proposal form. Please choose either "Helsinki residency" or "Tallinn residency" for the question 'Does your proposal fit into one of our existing projects?' We are not accepting applications by post.
Proposal form: http://ptarmigan.fi/proposals/

Deadlines:
We review proposals as we receive them, making this a fairly open, rolling proposal period. So don't delay! Absolute deadlines for the Helsinki residencies are:
- Helsinki Sept-Oct: deadline 1 August
- Helsinki Nov-Dec: deadline 1 October

More information:
Our websites have information about the various activities that have occured over Ptarmigan's existence. Please check out our event archive, projects pages, and artists pages to get a sense of what occurs. For any other questions, please feel free to contact us.


OPPORTUNITY

funded residency at Ptarmigan, Helsinki


Deadline:
Sat May 15, 2010 00:00

Location:
Finland

Call for artist in residence projects, Ptarmigan project space, Helsinki.

Ptarmigan project space (Helsinki, Finland) is excited to announce a new residency programme for artists and cultural workers from the Baltic and Nordic regions (excluding Finland). We are seeking proposals from individuals and collectives who work to expand traditional structures of art and cultural production in creative and innovative ways.

Residencies will last for approximately two months each, taking place from July - December 2010. Our residency programme focuses on dialogue and exchange between visiting artists and the Helsinki-based audience. Preference will be given to proposals that respond to location, community and the environment. We encourage applicants to propose projects that include artist talks, workshops or other community based activity.

The residency offers:
* A studio/working space - this may also function as a gallery space for exhibition of work, a seminar room, meeting place, or workshop space. High speed internet.
* Full kitchen facilities
* Accommodation in a nearby apartment (within walking distance from the studio)
* A stipend to cover subsistence costs
* A materials budget
* Travel costs to and from Helsinki

Applications are open to artists who reside in the Nordic and Baltic countries outside of Finland. This covers Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

Deadline is the 15th of May and decisions will be advised in early June.

For further information about the program, to apply online or download the application forms please visit www.ptarmigan.fi

This programme is made possible by The Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture administrated by the Nordic Culture Point.