next International Kultuurikompass forum takes place
on Thursday, 25 November 2021

Dear culture managers and artists, European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 friends, representatives of Tartu’s twin cities and members of the European Capital of Culture network!

In the end of November, we invite you and your team to participate online and think along with us at Tartu’s this year’s largest cross-European cultural manager’s forum "Kultuurikompass: How to Address Europe?"
Like us, you may be familiar with the questions of how to introduce your city and how to put it on the European map. We will examine how we see ourselves and our place in European culture. How to reach Europe and how to bring Europe home? Which events and activities interest Europe?
Who will speak at the forum: President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, Mikko Fritze (Goethe Institute Netherlands, Tallinn 2011), Jalmar Vabarna (Trad. Attack!), Inga Koppel (Tartu Film Fund), Priit Mikk (Tartu 2024), Fredrik Lindegren (Umeå 2014 artistic director and Bodø 2024 member of the board), Sanjin Đukić (EXIT Festival), Suvi Kallio (Flow Festival) . Moderator: Johannes Tralla. All presentations will be in English or will be provided with a simultaneous translation. Participation is free.


26. november 2020, online and University of Tartu Library Conference Centre

12.00 Beginning of live broadcast. Improvisation by pianist Raun Juurikas and DJ Ahto Külvet (Psühhoteek).

12.30 Opening words: Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas, University of Tartu library director Krista Aru

12.45 Jalmar Vabarna (musician, Trad. Attack!, Zetod)

13.00 Mikko Fritze (Goethe Institute Netherlands, Tallinn 2011)

13.15  President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid

13.30 Panel discussion - submit questions:  #kultuurikompass

14.00  Break

14.30  Priit Mikk (SA Tartu 2024)

14.45   Inga Koppel (Tartu Loomemajanduskeskus, Tartu Film Fund)

15.00  Jelle Burggraaff (Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018)

15.10  Panel discussion - submit questions: #kultuurikompass

15.40  Break

16.00 Fredrik Lindegren (Umeå 2014 artistic director and Bodø 2024 member of the board)

16.10 Sanjin Đukić (EXIT Festival)

16.20 Suvi Kallio (Flow Festival)

16.30 Panel discussion - submit questions: #kultuurikompass

16.50 Final thoughts

17.00 End of the event


    What is Kultuurikompass?

    Kultuurikompass is a capacity building programme for culture managers, artists, creative and social entrepreneurs in Tartu and Southern Estonia. We invite everyone to learn from each other because knowledge and experience exchange help entrepreneurial and responsible cultural managers find new and more diverse audiences, and achieve their goals. 

    Kultuurikompass programme consists of forums and seminars, and it is developed by the Tartu 2024 Foundation and Tartu City Government in cooperation with partners from around the whole Southern Estonia. The first forum took place in January 2019 and by the end of 2020 there 2 international forums, 6 forums, and 2 side events have taken place.