Polli Talu Arts Center

General information

Brief 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

Brief description of residency program

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 program since

1999

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Fashion

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

3

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Other

Optional: presentation, exhibition, performance

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios

3

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Working language(s)
  • English
  • German
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops

How to reach

By plane

Fly into Tallinn airport.

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. Now you are on a gravel road. 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.

Nearest airport

Tallinn

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Polli Talu Arts Center
Polli Talu
90127 Rame küla
Estonia

office@pollitalu.org
http://www.pollitalu.org, http://pollitalu.wordpress.com

Phone: +372-47-75363

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