Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platfom until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as Ptarmigan during these years.
Some of the people who were involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary.
Avatud Toimingud / Opening Operations is a monthly series during summer 2014, organised as part of Migrating Art Academies, that seeks to peel back the curtains over cultural organisation and share new perspectives on the topic. Each month, a representative from an Estonian cultural organisation will present an overview of their activities -- not just their public programmes, but the raw numbers and materials of their day-to-day operations, financially and logistically. We will investigate a specific challenge or problem that they must regularly address, and have a group discussion about alternative methodologies.
Avatud Toimingud aims to explore not only financial sustainability, but to reimagine concepts relating to art and culture production such as work/labour, identity, and collaboration.
Avatud Toimingud and Migrating Art Academies are supported by the Eesti Kultuuriministeerium.