Polli Talu Arts Center

Located on a beautifully restored traditional farm complex in an isolated rural area of western Estonia, Polli Talu Arts Center offers a serene environment for artists who want to delve deeply into their creative process. Three wholesome, mostly vegetarian meals (with occasional chicken and fish), prepared from organic vegetables from Polli Talu’s kitchen garden and local produce are served outdoors when weather permits or in the Main House dining room.

Polli Talu has three studios:

Dance Studio: 8m x 12m with sprung wooden dance floor

Art Studio: 6m x 9m open work space with kitchen, bathroom facilities and sleeping loft

Writer’s Studio: 4m x 6m open work space with bathroom facilities, sleeping loft and fire place

Residency Programme since: 1999
Description of Organisation:

Mission
To provide an environment and facilities conducive to creative work and in-depth study
To promote international exchange and collaboration

Philosophy
To provide inspiration and challenge for body, mind and spirit
To foster the principles of green design in construction and lifestyle

Programming
Artists’ Residencies
International Artistic Collaborations
Lectures, Seminars and Workshops
Retreats
Performances and Exhibitions
Kundalini Yoga Morning Practice (optional)

Organisation founded in: 1998
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of an Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Estonian
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 60 € per day, includes 3 wholesome meals, studio and housing
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Tallinn
    How to reach by plane: Fly into Tallinn airport. Take local Bus to Virtsu Sadam.
    How to reach by car: From Tallinn: Drive on the Tallinn Parnu highway towards Parnu. Exit to the right in direction Saaremaa and Haapsalu. At Risti turn left in the direction Virtsu and Saaremaa. Drive 53 km. 10 km before Virtsu make a left in direction Pivarootsi. After 1 km on a small asphalt road make a left again towards Pivarootsi. Drive 5.5 km until you see the POLLI TALU Loominguline Keskus sign and make a left. Polli Talu Arts Center is the first farm on your left.
    Street & Number: Polli Talu
    Postal Code: 90127
    City: Rame küla
    Polli Talu
    Rame küla 90127 EST
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