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Tallinn Art Hall launches a new Artist in Residence Programme for professional artists living in Germany in partnership with Goethe-Institut Estland. This program offers a studio-apartment in central Tallinn for 2 months, as well as travel and a stipend. The dates in the studio in Tallinn are August 1-September 30, 2021.


The aim of this residency program is to spur artistic research and discourse in Tallinn on the topics of ecological awareness, environmental sustainability and the ethics of making art. At the end of the residency, the artist will have the opportunity to present their project, that we hope will foster ecological consciousness within the creative practice through meaningful engagement with the environment and others. We are therefore especially interested in artists whose work advocates awareness, innovation, or revolution towards a better relationship with our planet and human and non-human beings.


The resident artist is provided time and space to develop an independent project. The artist may conduct research or writing pertinent to their interests.

The residency programme offers the following features:

On-site accommodation and studio (studio-apartment)

Travel expenses from and to Germany

Scholarship allowance of 300 Euros per week (incl. VAT)

Costs of materials with a maximum amount of 350 Euros (incl. VAT)

Networking opportunities, including studio visits and meetings with professionals

Opportunity to present an artistic project created in the context of the residency


Applications will be reviewed by a jury according to the quality of the proposal and the suitability of candidates. The jury members are: 


Siim Preiman, curator at Tallinn Art Hall

Eva Schmitt, deputy head of visual arts division at Goethe-Institut

Laura Toots, curator at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia

Hanna Piksarv, artist

Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz, director of Kunsthaus Dresden

Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2021. Only the successful finalists will be contacted in April 2021. 


The applicants must mainly work and live in Germany. Applications must be in English and should be sent as a single word or pdf document (please do not send multiple documents) by email to (subject line: Artist in Residence):


Cover letter with contact details (one page)

CV (two pages)

Summary of previous projects (three pages, images included)

Writing Sample (optional)

Reference letter (optional)


Queries may be directed to the email address above. Please note any travel restrictions due to Covid-19 when submitting your application.


The Tallinn Art Hall Foundation is a contemporary art institution established in 1934 with an exhibition program in three galleries on the central square of Tallinn – the Tallinn Art Hall, the Art Hall Gallery, and the nearby City Gallery. Tallinn Art Hall addresses the most pressing issues in contemporary art and society, provides a fascinating program for contemporary audiences, and helps artists create new exhibitions and works. We are part of the larger international contemporary art scene and mediate an active exchange of ideas between local and international art scenes and audiences. In addition, we also organise exhibitions abroad. When putting together our program we value being contemporary, international, well-curated, and engaging different generations.


The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.