Project Arts of Survival Urban Nature Festival brings nature back to the city - at least on the idea and opportunity testing level. 
This project participates in the first Tartu 2024 culture and education programme development process, as a part of "Tartu with Earth" programme line. Projects that successfully complete the process will advance to the official European Capital of Culture programme.

Nowadays people move increasingly to the cities. In Estonia and Europe, natural habitats and species that once inhabited them are disappearing due to urbanisation. People are becoming estranged from nature and ecological issues seem as distant topics to them. The Urban Nature Festival is a collection of public events that all share a common denominator - the intertwining of nature, culture and sustainable lifestyle. 
Led by:  Veljo Runnel (
Read the initial project description from the Bid Book (p 15)