The Estonian Academy of Arts Foundation was founded on 7 July 1997 to intermediate targeted financial support to addressees within or connected to the Academy. The activities of the Foundation are determined by the interests and development plan of the Academy. Its main concern is the development of relations between the Academy, enterprises, the municipality, various organisations and private persons. The goal of the EKA Foundation is to support the research and teaching activity and studies of members of the Academy through creating scholarships and awards. The Foundation will adhere in all its activity priorities to the needs of EKA, and all the investments will be made in line with the EKA development and activity plans.

EKA Foundation:

  • Awards prizes and scholarships
  • Intermediates targeted grants to projects connected with the Academy
  • Is a founder member and partner of the Narva Art Residency

The mission is to implement ideas that develop in the creative field. We believe that designers, architects and people working in other creative fields should participate in business activities, execute ideas and solve the emergent assignments with an interdisciplinary approach. We are convinced that companies are more successful when they employ design, technology, information and communications technology and entrepreneurial talent right from the start.

The vision is that the ideas that develop in the creative field be implemented so that they reach the world. The EAAF supports creative entrepreneurs in their activities and marketing. The goal is to realise the ideas and undertakings that develop in the EKA community and have considerable potential, to test them in the marketplace and implement them successfully.

Narva Art Residency is a unique cultural platform facilitating residencies, art exhibitions, talks and educational workshops. It is located in Narva city on Estonian-Russian border at the historical Krenholm 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 centre is located at the historicist style villa, built for the technical director of Krenholm. In close proximity, stands the vacant textile factory which was once the largest of its kind in Europe. In recent times, it has functioned as a major source of inspiration for artists and a space in which they can experiment.
Narva Art Residency is operated by the Estonian Academy of Arts in collaboration with Narva Gate and is supported by the Ministry of Culture.
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