Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center

Eesti Kaasaegse Kunsti Arenduskeskus


Kai Art Center

Kai Art Center, opened in September 2019, is the cultural heart of the seaside Noblessner harbor complex – a fascinating melange of regional history, period-tinged architecture, and modern art and culture. In a century-old former secret submarine plant, visitors encounter…

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ISCP Residency

ECADC offers a 2-month studio grant for an artist to work independently in ISCP’s studio building in Brooklyn, New York. The grant covers the flight, accommodation and a stipend for living costs.   ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary…

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Consulting Sessions

ECADC offers free consultations for individuals or ogranizations working within the contemporary art field in Estonia on following topics: – legal issues (e.g contracts, intellectual property); – finances and taxation; – funding opportunities (including finding private sponsors); – marketing and…

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Visits by international art professionals

ECADC facilitates short-term visits to Estonia by international curators, critics, gallerists and cultural producers. The participation is by invitation only, but requests for research trips and studio visits for upcoming projects and exhibitions can be addressed to Kadi-Ell Tähiste

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Educational Activities

ECADC provides lectures, seminars and workshops for art professionals since 2012. Besides the biennial Gallerist Master Course, we offer courses in law, taxation, communications, and marketing, all specially adapted for the cultural field.   Starting from 2020 all ECADC educational activities…

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Gallerist Master Course

Organized every other year, the aim of the Gallerist Master Course is to offer a professional arts management and gallery studies programme led by internationally recognized experts in the field. The course is unique in the region and initiated to…

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Outset Estonia

Outset Estonia was launched in May 2015 to strengthen contemporary visual art production in Estonia by supporting new commissions from emerging artists and to further the acquisition of Estonian works by both international and Estonian public institutions. A key focus…

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Support for Estonian contemporary art organizations

ECADC support is available for contemporary art organizations operational in Estonia. We support activities that foster international exposure of Estonian contemporary art and that help develop a sustainable and professional contemporary art infrastructure in Estonia. Supported activities for the 2020-2021…

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Estonian Art Index

The Estonian Art Index is a result of a cooperation between leading Estonian galleries, Enterprise Estonia, the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, and Civitta, the leading management consultancy in the Baltic States. The art index together with the statistics used as the…

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International Gallery Internships

Internship programme offers practicing gallerists and early-career arts professionals an opportunity to acquire 2-4 months’ experience from the art centres of Europe or the United States. In collaboration with the receiving galleries, ECADC chooses up to 5 candidates based on…

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Tallinn Tuesdays

Tallinn Tuesdays is a series of joint opening events among a group of Tallinn galleries and art organizations. Participating venues will be open for extended hours and host special events. Starting from 2019, we organize Tallinn Tuesday’s only as a…

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Studio Visits

Studio Visits series is meant for anyone with an interest in contemporary art or a desire to become more acquainted with emerging artists’ practices. We also provide consulting services for those looking to start their own art collection or acquiring…

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Kai center