27.12.2018

MAAJAAM (Estonia) > Open call for residencies

MAAJAAM is announcing opportunities for artists, makers and volunteers for the first half of year 2019.

As the construction works are getting finished and spaces are taking shape the organisers announce open call for period March – July 2019.

The organisers are looking for artists, makers, scientist, hackers, writers and volunteers to live and work here for a short period. 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).

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 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.

Travel grants are not directly funded but the residency hosts get 75% success while helping selected artists and professionals in getting travel support from organisations like: Nordic Council of Ministers (Norden), STEP Travel Grants or ASEF Mobility First! etc.

Deadline: 20 January 2019

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