20 February 2019 will see a seminar, the seventh in a series, held at Tartu's alternative culture club Arhiiv, where the results of six previous seminars on different sides of Tartu's nightlife will be talked about. This is a milestone in the process of mapping the status of night culture and economy and the first step towards compiling a nightlife strategy looking to raise the quality of late hour life in the versatile city.
The process began in the end of 2018 in connection to Tartu bidding for the European Capital of Culture title. About 20 different actors in the city's nightlife have given their input on matters ranging from staffing to security, from marketing to artist development.
Project Manager of Tartu 2024 Kalle Paas says that it's imperative to start from the beginning in order to reach new levels. Bringing different parties involved in Tartu's nightlife together has to be the first step.
"The final aim is to offer Tartuvians and our guests memorable moments of high quality during late hours. Cooperation in the name of this is unavoidable, even between very different niches. We will begin by mapping the situation today and then look for solutions that would bring real benefits for all," explains Paas.
At previous seminars, held in the course of two months, topics such as infrastructure, security, noise complaints, city planning, marketing and artist development were discussed. On 20 February, results from those meetings will be presented. In addition, there will be a focus on regulations that apply to night life. The event is open to all.