Application deadline:


In collaboration with the Estonian Ceramists’ Association, ARS Ceramics Centre is opening a self-directed residency program for ceramic artists and designers. The aim of this program is to offer individual professional artists a unique working experience at the historic ceramic production space and access to gas firing facilities. The centre endorses creative work, production, education and interdisciplinary research projects.


By fostering international exchange and encouraging diverse creation methods from functional slipware to experimental ceramic art forms, ARS Ceramics Centre is dedicated to support emerging and established makers, to develop the expanded ceramics medium and to disseminate knowledge and experience among professional artists and the general public.
Each visiting artist will receive an individual workspace for
1–3 months within a communal studio.
Residency fee:

250 €/mth

– 5 examples of recent relevant works
(max file size 1 MB/jpg)
– Resume and brief artist statement
(max 2 pages/pdf)
– Project description
(max 1500 characters/pdf) 
– Preferred months and length for your residency
(Oct 2020–May 2021)
Resident artists are chosen through a jury process which evaluates artistic merit, and proven studio/material competency as represented by the artist’s portfolio, resume and letter of intent. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Decisions will be made by the end of August. Selected artists are contacted individually to confirm dates and additional details.
Please send your application by email to:

Available tools and equipment (included in the residency program): throwing wheel, slab roller, plaster wheel, pugmill, spray booth for glazing, gas kiln 150 L, electric kilns 20 L, 60 L, 250 L etc.
Example list of costs:
– white stoneware clay  –  9.80 € (10 kg bag)
– semiporcelain  –  14.50 € (10 kg bag)
– slipcasting porcelain  – 2 €/l
– plaster  – 1 €/kg
– electrical kiln 250 L  – 220 €
– gas kiln 150 L  – 200 €
Currently ARS Ceramics Centre is not providing accommodation. We will help you find reasonably priced housing once you’re planning your stay with us.
ARS Ceramics Centre is located at the former ARS Art Factory, the biggest centre for creating and producing art in Estonia, hosting more than 90 artists, designers and creative companies. More information at: //


ARS is easily accessible by public transport, about 15 minutes from downtown. Address: Pärnu mnt 154, 11317 Tallinn, Estonia.

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