Kultuurikompass (Culture Compass) is Tartu 2024's capacity building programme for cultural managers. In the ramp up years, Kultuurikompass consists mainly of open forums for cultural managers, entrepreneurs and others that facilitates experience sharing. Once a year, an international forum with presentations in English or voice over translation takes place.

The topics of previous and upcoming Kultuurikompass forums:
  • Crowdfunding in culture (January 2019)
  • Social media marketing in culture (April 2019)
  • Sustainable cultural management (August 2019)
  • Volunteer inclusion in culture (international forum November 2019)
  • International cultural cooperation (February 2020)
  • Post-COVID-19 cultural management (May 2020)
  • Accessibility of culture (September 2020)
  • European dimension (international forum November 2020, with online broadcast and English voice over translation). Register here!

The forums help entrepreneurial and responsible cultural managers find new and more diverse audiences, and achieve their goals. The forums will spread from Tartu to Southern Estonia.

Tartu's cultural managers have indicated challenges concerning volunteer involvement, environmentally friendly management and finding international partners and professionals. The forums aim to address these and other related issues.