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27 Jan 2023

Estonia | Wild Bits 2023 residency and outdoor exhibition

Wild Bits is calling for proposals of installations, interventions or processes for their residency and outdoor exhibition project as part of Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture. The 3-week residency takes place between June and August 2023 at Maajaam (Estonia) and the final exhibition will take place in 2024. 

The project Wild Bits is an exhibition concept that proposes a temporary art park in the wilderness. The exhibition looks for points of contact between people, technology and nature. The technological art installations consisting of sounds, lights, texts, sculptures or their online counterparts are placed in natural spaces like forests, fields, swamps and lakes.

With this open call Maajaam is seeking proposals for installations, interventions or processes to be installed in landscapes spread out around Maajaam (Estonia) that explore the human condition in a contemporary technological society. The artworks should withstand outdoor conditions. Wild Bits encourages artists to think of solutions that are energy sustainable.

The residency

The residency will take place between June and August of 2023. The residency lasts for approximately 3 weeks, depending on the production plan. The produced works will remain in Maajaam until 2025. By participating in this open call, the artist agrees that their works can be also displayed in satellite exhibits in Latvia (partner Savvala) and Estonia.

There will be 3 to 5 projects selected for the 2023 residency period and it is open to all artists from around the world. 

Selected projects receive an artist fee of 2,000 EUR (per project) and a travel grant. The total maximum production budget per project can be up to 5,000 EUR. The production will be assisted by organisers by providing some production facilities, tools, specialised know-how and a smoke sauna experience.

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 27 January 2023