Ptarmigan operated in Tallinn from 2011-2014. This website exists as an archive of its activities during this time. We no longer maintain any presence in Tallinn, but some people involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary in Helsinki.
Ptarmigan is located in the Toompea district of Tallinn's old town. It occupies the first floor of a unique building from the early 15th century and functions as a flexible and multi-purpose project space. The resident will use Ptarmigan as a personal studio as well as a platform for projects and activities which he or she will produce. The resident will be given one room to use as their dedicated studio. Ptarmigan is equipped also with a kitchen.
The resident may freely use the other available spaces for any creative purposes: one projection/performance room with sound and screening equipment; two big (approx. 25m2) and one small (approx 15m2) working rooms which can function as a space for workshops, discussions, meetings and other sort of activities; a balcony with an extraordinary view (somewhat limited in use by safety and city regulations).
All the rooms have internet access (wireless and wired).
Beside cooperating with current resident, Ptarmigan staff will organise ongoing activities using these spaces and based out of two operational spaces: a small office and a closet/room. The resident is welcome to use these spaces too as long as he/she is an active part of Ptarmigan's fluctuating team.
Ptarmigan usually hosts one resident at a time. Nevertheless the mood and activity of the place changes a lot so it can function both as a calm and concentrated working space or a social and crowded open event venue. Residents are asked to be flexible; we see those able to adapt to a lively, dynamic environment.
Artist in residence room