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The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 days
Tallinn, Estonia
The short course provides an overview of how contemporary art scene in Estonia functions – the most important organizations, the movers and shakers, the currently important and active artists from different disciplines, and the types of events being held. 
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The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia short course is meant for international art history or curatorship students who are who are studying contemporary Estonian or Baltic art, are interested in the contemporary Estonian art world and in working with Estonian artists, curators or art historians, plan to enrol at the Estonian Academy of Arts and are looking for an overview of how the local art landscape operates. The workshop will be led by Academy of Arts teaching staff member, head of the Centre for General Theory Subjects and freelance art critic Maarin Ektermann.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 days
    • Duration description

      6-8 August 

  • Credits
    1 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Day 1 

  • trends in contemporary art, examples of artists and artworks, the functioning of the art world, active artists, how they receive funding, and the development of the art scene since the 1990s. Visits to art institutions and exhibitions, discussions 
Day 2 
  • central institutions and platforms characteristic of galleries and other exhibition venues, artists’ residencies, key galleries and players, formats of different events and locations, the art scene in Tallinn and Tartu, visits to art institutions and exhibitions, discussions 
Day 3 
  • visits to artists’ studios, artists’ talks and group discussions

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

In addition to the general required materials, candidates are expected to submit a letter of motivation explaining why they are applying (max A4).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 3 days.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 3 days.
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Cost: FREE

Living costs for Tallinn

  • 598 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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