Young Tartu 2019

Tartu Art Museum invites applications for the “Young Tartu“ exhibition project contest!

Tartu Art Museum is glad to announce an open call for applications for the “Young Tartu“ 2019 exhibition project for emerging artists.  The exhibition series that started in 2017 aims to popularize and support the work of emerging artists that have a connection with Tartu.

The exhibition will take place on the third floor “project room“ (29 m2) from 14th of November, 2019 to the 12th of January, 2020. This year we will be offering this opportunity for an artist who will be selected by an open call competition. The application submission period is from the 26th of February 2019 to 31st of March, 2019. A committee of Tartu Art Museum employees and representatives of the sponsor will choose the project from the submitted applications by the 14th of April, 2019.

Young artists that have a connection with Tartu have by our definition either studied (art) here have called it home for some period of their life or are acting as a professional artist in Tartu and are up to 35 years old. In choosing the applicant we will also try to offer opportunities to emerging artists that have produced a small number of exhibitions. There are no limits to the choice of media.

If you recognize yourself in the description above and think that Your work is topical, original or striking in some other way and wish to apply to the „Young Tartu“ competition, then please send your project, motivation letter (up to 1 A4), portfolio and CV to heiti@tartmus.ee

The artist chosen for the project will have a chance to work with the curatorial team of the Tartu Art Museum to realize the submitted project.  The project budget comes with an artist’s fee and funds for producing the exhibition and accompanying booklet (containing an interview with the artist, the artist’s short biography and the introduction of the works.) The artist fee is sponsored by Barlova and Vilde & Vine!
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Heiti Kulmar

Tartu Art Museum sculpture collection registrar


+372 58581678