Artist in Residence: Maajaam Residency to Create Art & Tech Installations for ‘Wild Bits’ Outdoor Exhibition (Estonia)


Maajaam is a farm for art and tech situated in South of Estonia. It concentrates on researching, experimenting with and reflecting on the relationships between people, technology and nature.

Its project Wild Bits is an exhibition concept that proposes a temporary art park in the wilderness. The exhibition looks for points of contact between people, technology and nature. Technological art installations consisting of sounds, lights, texts, sculptures or their online counterparts are placed in natural spaces like forests, fields, swamps and lakes.

With this open call the residency centre Maajaam are seeking proposals for installations, interventions or processes to be installed/performed in landscapes spread out around Maajaam that explore the human condition in a contemporary technological society. The artworks should withstand outdoor conditions.

The residency will take place 7-28 July 2022. The produced works will remain in Maajaam and will be displayed at satellite exhibitions in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania until 2025. This is the first of multiple open calls to find works for Wild Bits exhibitions during 2022 – 2025.

In total three to five projects will be selected for the 2022 residency period. Selected projects receive an artist fee of €2000 and a travel grant. The average budget per project is €5000. The production will be assisted by the organisers by providing production facilities, tools, local manufacturing partners, specialised know-how and a smoke sauna experience.

The organisers are open to all artists from around the world.


How To Apply

To apply fill in the online form here: https://wildbits.ee/opencall/

After applying, an upload link will be sent to your e-mail to upload all extra materials:

  • CV and longer bio
  • PDF portfolio (if different from online portfolio)
  • Longer project proposal and description
  • Sketches of the project
  • Production plan (materials or needed services, environmental impact)

Deadline: 12/12/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Europe/Belgrade)

Artist in Residence, Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
Apply until 30/11/2021