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Copper Leg Art residency located in northern Estonia, near to the Estonian capital city Tallinn. Activities began in summer 2017 with the help of local municipality and Rae Culture Center. It is a meeting point for creative people, visual artists, musicians, writers etc. for making their art and showing it to people.

About Copper Leg Residency

Located 18 km from Tallinn city center, in the village of Vaskjala, in an old school building surrounded by fields. The house was constructed in 1934 and newly renovated in summer 2017. The residency is coordinated by the Estonian visual artist Janno Bergmann, who lives permanently at the residency. The area is very calm and surrounded by beautiful nature which makes it a quiet space to live and work. At the same time, the Estonian capital city Tallinn is easily reachable, one can get to the City center in 25 min. by bus or in 15 min. by car.

1st Open Call Winter / Spring 2019

Disciplines: All Disciplines

Location: Vaskjala village, Rae Parish, Harju County, Estonia (18 km from Tallinn city center)

Deadline: 1 November 2018

Duration: 2 weeks – 2 months

Eligibility: Artists of all nationalities, all ages, and all disciplines.

Support: Housing, private bedroom, studio space and the possibility to use the printmaking workshop and photography dark room, letter of support to apply for a travel grant.

Costs: Free stay for artists who are willing to give workshops, organize events or make an exhibition on site. Artists must be able to cover their traveling and living expenses.

Program Description:

The Copper Leg Art Residency is located 18 km from Tallinn city center, in the village of Vaskjala, in an old school building surrounded by fields. The house was constructed in 1934 and was newly renovated in the summer of 2017. It is a meeting point for creative people, visual artists, musicians, writers etc. for making their art and showing it to people.

The Residency is managed by the Cultural Centre of Rae and provides residents with accommodation and working spaces, also supporting them in organizing public events, exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops, and cultural gatherings.

The area is very calm and surrounded by beautiful nature which makes it a quiet space to live and work in. At the same time, the Estonian capital city Tallinn is easily reachable, one can get to the City center in 25 min by bus or in 15 min by car.

We are opening this call to artists for our winter/spring season from January to April 2019. The minimum stay is 2 weeks and the maximum 2 months.

The residency has three open calls every year:

Applications for our Summer Residency Program open February 1st and are due April 1st.

Applications for our Autumn / Winter Residency Program open May 1st and are due July 1st.

Applications for our Winter / Spring Residency Program open September 1st and are due November 1st.

Languages we speak and understand: English, Russian and Estonian

Application process:

To be considered for the residency, describe briefly what you are planning to do here and the preferred time of your residency. Include your Curriculum Vitae, 6-10 recent work samples or a webpage link. Send your application to copperleg@rae.ee.

Contact

e-mail:
copperleg@rae.ee

Mailing address:
Rae koolimaja, Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala 75313, Rae vald, Harjumaa, Eesti

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