"Arts of Survival"On 8 March 2018, we publicly announced the title of the Tartu 2024 bid book. Our message to Europe is "Arts of Survival".
A more nature-friendly city and countryside culture, erudition and inventiveness, bridging generations, addressing mental health issues, highlighting local uniqueness, countercultural activism — these are the issues important to many Estonians, while their artistic interpretations are also needed and expected in Europe — today as well as in five years' time.
We brighten the tone of future Europe. We herald Tartu's will to be different and our citizens' courage. We open up Southern Estonian uniqueness to Europe but also look for global solutions to tensions between man, nature and technology. And - we run for the 2024 European Capital of Culture title!
Video by Kiur Kaasik.
Experiences from the first year of bidding for the title: "We really are going to do it!"In October 2018 the expert panel voted for Tartu to move on to the final round. In the video below, Erni Kask and Berk Vaher from the candidacy team explain our leading concept and messages to Europe and the Jury. Musicians who performed at our Secret Stages at the Widget Factory Festival talk about Tartu's outstanding traits.
Video by Tarmo Pihelgas.
"Arts of Survival" 2In the final round of the 2024 European Capital of Culture candidacy, we took a moment to remind the world about some of the #artsofsurvival. Community, a healthy mind, the environment, science, love, entrepreneurship, uniqueness, and cooperation, to name a few.
Thank you: Ari Matti Mustonen, Jüri Tarkpea (Ag47), Raul Oreškin, Kaili Kask, Eesi Raa Oreškin, Maarja Mänd, Marie Kliiman, Jaanus Kaasik (Lev ja Leevike), Jakob Päll, Maria-Helene Saul, Mana Kaasik, Sander Tamm (E-Stuudio), Kati Seeme, Laurits Puust (Physicum), Voog.
Video by Kiur Kaasik.
Presentations from the Culture Compass ForumsSince January 2019, the Department of Culture of the City of Tartu and Tartu 2024 organise a forum called Culture Compass to facilitate the exchange of experiences and best practices of cultural managers, creatives and social entrepreneurs from Tartu and Southern Estonia. Presentations from the forums are available in our Youtube channel.
Cultural Managers from Tartu and Southern Estonia at the Kaunas 2022 European Capitals of Culture ForumIn 22-25 May 2019, a delegation of 20 people headed by Tartu 2024 visited the Kaunas 2022 forum. We looked into the preparations of the coming European Capital of Culture, shared experiences with a number of European colleagues and were yet again convinced that the European Capital of Culture is a great opportunity for Tartu and Southern Estonia.
Videos by Hendrik Kuusk.