Currently we do not accept any residency proposals for this year, as our studios are booked in 2016. Calls for 2017 residencies will be announced in summer 2016. In 2016 we run exchange programmes with FKSE Budapest and DAR and organise residencies in cooperation with HIAP and Totaldobže
The continuing aims of the MoKS residency is to foster collaboration between artists, researchers and different communities, organizations and groups in South Estonia. Artists are also encouraged to work with the context of the landscape and features of the local environment. MoKS has developed links through a variety of regional communities, organizations, institutions and groups through past and current projects. These include schools, an elderly home, youth center, library, local municipality, farmers, etc. While residents are encouraged to be self motivated and work independently MoKS can provide assistance for artists when developing a specific project in the frame of the residency with its network of volunteers.
LONG-TERM STUDIO/APARTMENT RENTAL FOR 2016-2017
MoKS is looking for artists, organisers, visionaries, researchers to come and have studio and living space at MoKS. There is 1 studio/apartment available for a minimum of 6 months and maximum 1 year and will be available from August 1st 2016.
Description of the Studio appartment, upstairs 88,2m2, containing small room, suitable for sleeping (24,4m2) and bigger room (63,8m2) studio space. Bigger room has small kitchenette.
The calculated cost for studio-appartment is 245€ per month- all costs included (electricity, heating, water, waste, internet, cleaning of common spaces) and basic ammenities (chimney sweeping, basic annual maintenance of central heating system and fire alarm system). Resident has access to shared facilities: sauna, bathroom, washing machine, internet, workshop space, library, common kitchen and cinema space. Resident is also encouraged to participate in local and regional cultural life and propose events/exhibitions related to her/his interests.
All rooms have central heating and basic furniture like tables, chairs and bed.
The climate conditions in Estonia vary throughout the year from +30C summers to -30C winters. During the colder months the resident artist should be prepared to handle the weather conditions (bring warm clothes). Basic tasks such as accepting village life, cooking and shopping are part of the daily routine. MoKS guests are expected to be responsible, independent and adaptable to living and working in a foreign, rural village which can be socially isolating at times.
NOTE: MoKS is located in the rural community of Mooste and does not have van or car available for residents. Arrangements can be made for special transport needs but at the expense of the resident. Otherwise residents should be prepared to travel with local public transport.
Second floor studios (above), Main floor studio (below)
Mooste is a small rural south Estonain village of about 500 people. The village is a mix of former Soviet collective farm structures and the historic Mooste Manor farming estate. In the village there is: grocery store, medical center, bus stop 1km ( regular bus connections with Tartu), interesting small businesses and organisations, like traditional log building and historical renovation workshop http://vanaajamaja.ee/, clay building workshop http://saviukumaja.ee/, wool workshop- they produce foutons, pillows, weave jumpers and hats and small souvenirs http://www.sirelitalu.ee/tookoda.html, folk music school http://moosterahvamuusikakool.blogspot.com/, loom workshop and re-use center http://www.taaskasutuskoda.ee/
There is 1 guesthouse and 1 hotel in Mooste.