SIHTASUTUS TARTU 2024In order to make the preparations for the European Capital of Culture and the title year as effective as possible, it is common practice in cities to set up an organization dedicated to these goals. The Tartu 2024 Foundation (Sihtasutus Tartu 2024 or SA Tartu 2024 in Estonian) was established by a decision of the Tartu City Council in December 2019. SA Tartu 2024's statutory objectives are:
to prepare the City of Tartu to be the European Capital of Culture in 2024;
to develop and implement, in cooperation with other cultural operators, Tartu 2024 cultural programme;
to manage and implement the Capital of Culture marketing and communication programme;
to keep an overview of the funding of the activities of the Capital of Culture and coordinate the activities of the various participants in the activities of the Capital of Culture;
to act as a fundraiser, custodian and mediator for the Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture finances;
to consolidate the reporting on the implementation of the European Capital of Culture and to retrospectively assess what has been done after the events have taken place.The objectives of the Foundation are based on the bid book "Arts of Survival" compiled by the City of Tartu in cooperation with 19 municipalities of South Estonia.
In order to achieve its objectives, the Foundation has a Supervisory Board, Management Board and staff, as well as additional sectoral advisory bodies.