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03 Sep 2010

Estonian Artists' Association (EAA)

The Estonian Artists' Association (EAA) is the legal successor of the Soviet Estonian Artists' Association established in 1943 and is an umbrella-organisation uniting 19 professional unions of artists and art historians. Most of the members of the EAA have graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts.The main goals of the Estonian Artists' Association are to promote and enhance art culture in Estonia; to support the members of the EAA and to create good working and exhibition conditions for them. The Estonian Artists Association is the mediator within the fields related to art and artists and protects the rights of its members as well as the association as a whole.

The EAA is member of Res Artis and organizes a residency in Tallinn. The guest studio is available for artists from abroad and our guests since November 1998. It is situated on the top floor of Tallinn Art Hall that was built in 1934. The building, located close to the Old Town, is the centre of the Estonian art life.

In addition to the Tallinn Art Hall, the building contains several artists' studios, the office of the Estonian Artists' Association, Estonian Center for Contemporary Arts, the shop selling art materials, art galleries, etc. In the basement there is KuKu Club and on the first floor KuKu Cafe, both popular meeting places for artists. The studio, containing working space and accommodation on two levels, is about 50 m² and best suitabe for 1-2 persons (however, it does have multiple bedspaces - 1 single and 2 double beds). The rent for one day is 300 EEK (20 EUR) + telephone bill (if studio´s local phone is used).

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