Estonian artist exchange to Hamilton, Canada.

The noted Estonian artist, Marko Mäetamm's visit to Canada will start a multi-year exchange with the first Canadian artist visiting Estonia in 2018. It will promote Estonian culture in Canada.

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We live in an era where some are trying to tear down the bonds between nations and promote distrust. The arts encourages the best in human nature and our highest level of intellectual thought. As Hamilton, Canada's largest creative industries complex, it was natural for the Cotton Factory (www.CottonFactory.ca) to create this exchange to build bridges between Estonia and Canada and remind us of what binds us as humans. It will raise awareness in Canada of the Estonian centenary in general and the Estonian arts scene in particular. It will also serve as a platform to promote Estonian culture elsewhere in Canada, with an artist's talk already organized in Toronto.

The local arts organization is the Hamilton Artists Inc., one of Canada's oldest arts collectives (www.theinc.ca). They will host the Estonian artist, Marko Mäetamm in the studio at the Cotton Factory, that we donated for their on-going residency program. The Inc. will introduce him to their members and the Hamilton arts scene in general. A welcome reception has already been organized. The Estonian partner is the Estonian Artists´ Association. They selected this year's artist and will organize a juried selection in 2018 for next year's artist. The Hamilton Artist Inc. will hold a juried section for the Canadian artist to travel to Estonia in 2018.

We are working with both the local Estonian-Canadian community and the Hamilton cultural community to organize other cultural events. As an example, we are working with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra to try or organize a performance of Arvo Pärt's music in 2018 to tie into the centenary and the artist exchange.

We live in an era where some are trying to tear down the bonds between nations and promote distrust.  The arts encourages the best in human nature and our highest level of intellectual thought.  As Hamilton's largest creative industries complex, it was natural for the Cotton Factory (www.CottonFactory.ca) to create this exchange to build bridges between Estonia and Canada and remind us of what bonds us as humans.  It will raise awareness in Canada of the centenary in general and the flourishing Estonian arts scene in particular.  It will also serve as a platform to promote Estonian culture elsewhere in Canada, with an artist's talk already organized in Toronto. 

The local arts organization is the Hamilton Artists Inc., one of Canada's oldest arts collectives (www.theinc.ca).  They will host the Estonian artist, Marko Mäetamm in the studio at the Cotton Factory, that we donated for their on-going residency program.  The Inc. will introduce him to their members and the Hamilton arts scene in general.  A welcome reception has already been organized.  The Estonian partner is the Estonian Artists´ Association.  They selected this year's artist and will organize a juried selection in 2018 for next year's artist.   The Hamilton Artist Inc. will hold a juried section for the Canadian artist to travel to Estonia in 2018. 

I am working with both the local Estonian-Canadian community and the Hamilton cultural community to organize other related cultural events. 

Organizer

Robert Zeidler

I am the Managing Partner of the Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. (www.CottonFactory.ca) We are bringing an Estonian artist to Canada in 2017 and organizing an artist exchange in 2018. We would like to make both events part of the Estonia 100 celebrations.

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