The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is a nonprofit foundation focused both on fostering international exposure for artists from Estonia and on developing the contemporary art scene in Estonia. Functioning as an umbrella organization for Estonian partner institutions, the center is creating strategic international partnerships in the field of contemporary art. Founded in 2012, ECADC receives ongoing financial support from Estonian Ministry of Culture and Estonian Cultural Endowment. Our team members are based in New York and Tallinn, Estonia. ECADC is the founding member of philanthropic organization Outset Estonia.


In collaboration with its partner organizations, ECADC aims to develop a sustainable infrastructure for contemporary art that would lead to further internationalization of the field.


As of fall 2019, ECADC operates the multifunctional Kai Art Center at the seaside Noblessner harbor complex in Tallinn.