Trojan Horse is an autonomous educational platform based in Helsinki. Trojan Horse organizes summer schools, live-action role-plays, workshops and reading circles exploring the boundaries and preconditions that define the field where architects, designers, and artists operate today. Trojan Horse aims to create flexible yet steady structures that support critical design discourses over a longer time span while remaining open for cross-pollinations and changes. Trojan Horse encourages designers and architects to do more experimental projects and research-based work.
FINNISH INSTITUTE IN ESTONIA
founded in 1991, is one of the 17 Finnish cultural and academic institutes around the world. The institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization managed by a private foundation. The core funding comes from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. It has two locations, office in Tallinn and a public library in Tartu with a collection of Finnish literature in Finnish and Estonian. The institute is an advocate for Finnish culture in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The institute strengthens existing networks between the countries and creates new ones. The institute organizes cultural projects, artist visits, exhibitions, and other activities and collaborates with Finnish language teachers in Estonia. The institute has a micro-grant program, TelepART, for performing artists. The institute is a significant expert on the Finnish-Estonian collaboration, constantly looking for new ways of working . The institute aims to identify the topical phenomena and signals of change in Estonia and to create cultural program reflecting and resonating those themes.
NARVA ART RESIDENCY
Narva Art Residency is a unique cultural platform founded in 2015. It facilitates residencies, art exhibitions, talks, and educational workshops. It is located in Narva city on the Estonian-Russian border at the historical Kreenholm area. The International Artist-in-residency program is open for artists operating across a wide range of disciplines, including Visual Arts, Music, Performance, Architecture, Design, Film, Literature and Curatorial Practices. It aims to generate creative exchange between practitioners and to strengthen links with the local community. The residency has taken a proactive role in audience outreach, bringing together international experts, Tallinn’s art community and locals. The first Narva Urban Lab, Narva-Detroit: Post-industrial Cities on the Border-Where to?, proved to be a great example of this. The promoter of the Narva Art Residency is the Estonian Academy of Arts in cooperation with Narva Gate and it is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture.
Kone Foundation is an independent and unaffiliated organisation, which awards grants to promote academic research, culture and art. We popularise research and organise events to bring art and research to wide audiences. We pursue active arts and research policies and constantly seek to provide alternatives to the mainstream.