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Visual arts festival Viljandi Tuled 2024 which is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024

Updated: Mar 31, 2023



As a result of this open call, one large-scale installation with funding up to €25,000 and up to three smaller installations with funding up to €2,000 each will be chosen; artist fee is included.

  • The inspirational theme for the installation is the “Arts of Survival”, which derives from the artistic concept of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 (learn more : www.tartu2024.ee/arts-of-survival )

  • The installations will be exhibited at the festival Viljandi Tuled in February 2024 in Viljandi, Estonia

  • Depending on the characteristics of the installation, the location can either be an indoor or outdoor space

  • The installation has to be sturdy enough to withstand degrees below zero, temperature fluctuations, humidity, and snow

  • All components of the installation have to be thought through from the perspective of sustainability

  • The first public display of the installation has to be at the festival Viljandi Tuled 2024

  • The team of Viljandi Tuled will assist with finding the appropriate location for the installations in the city of Viljandi and, based on mutual agreements, will cover the travel and accommodation costs of the artists


To participate in the open call, please send the following materials to the e-mail address viljandi.tuled@gmail.com:

  • The concept of the installation and sketches/visualization (up to 3 pages)

  • Budget of the installation that also includes the artist fee and VAT (1 page)

  • Description of the artist and/or artists group (max 2 pages)

  • The proposals can be in English or in Estonian

The deadline for proposals is 1 April 2023.


The visual arts festival Viljandi Tuled, which has been moving towards greater artistic ambitions since first taking place in 2020, is a platform that brings together different media: architecture, art, music, multimedia, and light design. Artists and artist groups from all around the world are invited to enrich the festival that will take place in February 2024.

Citiscape of Viljandi. Photograpfer: Annika Vihmann

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