Open Call


The Tallinn Biennial is pleased to announce an open call to artists to submit artwork proposals for the second edition taking place June 2022.

The theme of the biennial is “Animistic Cosmologies” and curated by Andra Orn and Anne Klontz.

Animism embodies respect for the inanimate, offering a way to look at the world by placing value on one’s surroundings, to prioritize nature and accept that other life forms exist beyond the human and animal. If we take time to look, to listen and to feel, then a portal to the otherworldly can be activated, where alternative realities are waiting to be imagined and discovered.

The open call is for artworks or performances. From the open call, the curators will select proposals and winners will be notified by autumn 2021.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals should be:
Sent as a PDF by 1 August 2021.
Maximum 5 x A4 pages

Proposals should include:
Artist bio and CV with contact information
Project description including budget (max 1 A4)
3 to 5 images from your artistic oeuvre

Submit by email to:

Project proposals that take into consideration the biennial’s theme will be prioritized.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. We welcome all nationalities, but artists must reside in a Baltic or Nordic country.