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20 Jan 2019

MAAJAAM residencies call - Estonia


MAAJAAM artists residency in rural location in Estonia announces opportunities for artists, makers and volunteers for the first half of 2019. The organisers are looking for artists, makers, scientist, hackers, writers and volunteers to live and work there for a short period.

The residency program is experimental and the organisers are trying out different ways to host people. To sustain the operation of the farm, they are opening two types of residencies this year: free (for volunteers) and non-free (for professionals).

Volunteer-in-residency is a free program for people who would like to stay in MAAJAAM and help the ongoing projects with the abilities they have. The volunteers could be coming from art, technology or other fields. Volunteers are expected to help with the operations of MAAJAAM and all projects happening in the studio at that time. The volunteers should be able to communicate in English. There is no rent for volunteers, but they are expected to pay for their own travels and all other expenses (shared food and personal needs).

Artist-in-residency is non-free program for artists and makers who would like to work on their own project and use the studio for their professional needs. The artist's own work is expected to somehow align with the MAAJAAM’s artistic approach. The focus point of the residency could be either sleep-and-think, research-and-study, play-and-prototype or finish-the-project or combination of any. Please check the possibilities in the studio before submitting projects. If the requirements are out of the studio's scope, support to find 3rd party partners will be available. Weekly fee for this program is 100€ per person. Artists are expected to pay for their own materials. Compensation is possible if the work stays in MAAJAAM.

It is also possible to combine the two residency types.

Operating in an old farm in rural area, the living conditions at MAAJAAM are simple. All the spaces are shared and cooking will be done collectively. There is one guest room for the volunteer/artist. In the warmer months (June-August) it is possible to use semi-outdoor sleeping spaces to host more people.

Residency is open for a single person (or a team of two) for maximum period of 4 weeks. Minimum stay is 1 week. Residency is family friendly and pets/kids are welcomed. During warmer months (June and July) it is also possible to host small groups (5 people maximum).

Deadline: 20 January 2019.

Interested to know more about artists' residencies in Estonia?  Read this useful round up of all the artists residency centres from the Ministry of Culture of Estonia.