Residency Programme

The Arvo Pärt Centre now also has a residency room and a residency scholarship.

Our spacious residency room with views opening to the surrounding forest is open for composers and performers as well as creators from other fields – writers, visual artists, architects, film and dance artists. We welcome solo artists as well as smaller ensembles, collectives or working groups of up to 3 people.
To see in more detail what is available in the residency room please click here.
Please note that our residency room does not have accommodation facilities.

There are three ways to use our residency room.

  • Open Studio (1-2 weeks), all costs paid by the applicant. Please note that you still need to apply for a position / time slot. 
  • Externally funded residency (1-4 weeks) – cost partly or fully covered by external funds / supporters, APC partners. To apply to use the residency space, you must fill in the application form below. Please note that you need to apply for funding separately.
  • Arvo Pärt Centre residency scholarship (1-4 weeks) – all costs covered by APC (international and local travel, use of residency facilities, hotel accommodation in the area, per diems). To apply, you must fill in the application form below. The deadlines for submitting your application for the APC residency scholarship are 31 March and 30 September

The final selection for the use of the residency room remains with the APC, all residents must comply with our Terms and Conditions.

Residency Application Form

  • Please enter a link or send your portfolio to
  • Please write a brief description of what you plan to achieve during your residency.
  • Please send your letter(s) of recommendation to (optional).
    For further questions, please contact


Due to the restrictions imposed by the Estonian Government the Arvo Pärt Centre is closed 3-28 March.