Supported projects

Concert Village Harmony, photo by Europa Cantat

Supported projects 2021

In the call for proposals for cooperation projects, 7 Estonian organisations were successful and will be able to start funding negotiations.


Architectuul projektiga" Unustatud meistriteosed – elav avatud  Euroopa moodsa arhitektuuri arhiiv".

As partners:

Ensemble U "Discovering young European composers!

Tartu Centre for Creative Industries "Sustainable Fashion Synergies"

Independent Dance Association" Performing Arts for the next generation. A Guide to Fighting the Doomsday"

Science Center AHHAA "City travel machines. European planetariums and engaging poetry shows"

Music Estonia "In sync with Europe 2.0"

Estonian Academy of Arts "A test stage for intartivity, presentation and technology in culture"

Kokku taotletakse  oma ideede elluviimiseks 443 000 eurot toetust.

Congratulations and success!

Supported projects 2020


In small-scale cooperation projects, the Fine 5 Dance Theatre project for dancers aged 45+ (BET – Body, Experience, Time through 45+ dancers ) was successful, which received 192,000.00 euros for the implementation of the project.

The BET project aims to create better conditions and links for artistic cooperation and mobility
for professional dance artists over the age of 45 who are looking for a lifelong dance practice and are active researchers in the field of dance.
The project creates new opportunities for international cooperation between experienced dance artists from Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland and Lithuania.

As dance as a lifelong practice is still an undervalued art form in many countries, this project aims to highlight the professional activities of dancers over the age of 45 and help make their productions more visible internationally.

In this project, experienced dance composers from different countries are brought together with each other, share their experiences and create new ways of professional cooperation in the field of dance and making them visible in society.
But not only that – the project also involves young people who can participate in it through several activities – for example, workshops, discussions, lectures, performances with the main focus group, etc. are planned. These young people from different countries also get involved in creating ideas for performances.

Each artist involved in the program brings ona personal and cultural history to the productions The project is open to all nationalities, races, religious/cultural background, sexual preferences, and social affiliation are not important. The main idea is to expand people's understanding of the issues of age and ageing, faced with the clash of ethnic and cultural values, heritage and the differences that have emerged in the current European context through the art of movement and dance. How to live in the current multicultural world given the personal memories encoded in the memory of our bodies. How is living at the age of 45+ and 15+ different?

Dance Theatre Fine 5 is the lead partner in the project, the project also includes "PARTY" from Latvia and PAR STELLARIS DANSTEATER AS from Norway.

Music Estonia participates in the project "Small Festivals Accelerator. A new model for the sustainable development of small festivals in peripheral areas"

Small music festivals in Europe largely act as incubators for budding musicians. Nevertheless, they struggle when faced with rapidly changing market trends, the concentration of power in the field of live music in the hands of some operators, generally lack institutional support, and it is difficult to attract audiences.
When it comes to the periphery, the problems are growing dramatically. Festivals face serious problems, such as a lack of infrastructure, difficulties for audiences to get there, a lack of qualified specialists, and the aging of an on-site audience.

Despite local specificities, the partners have found the problems to be practically the same for everyone, despite extreme differences in geographical and cultural contexts. In view of these challenges, it was decided that it was necessary to adapt small European festivals to a complex music environment and create an SMA! Accelerator for small festivals.

SMA! The aim is to develop and implement a business model that can solve common problems and is feasible for other festivals, not just music events.

The project partners are from Italy, Macedonia, Germany and Spain.

The National Library of Estonia participates in the project "Open Digital Libraries for creative users"

The mission of national libraries is to preserve and preserve the written heritage and memory of nations. However, the increasing digitisation of our societies poses a challenge to the way libraries present their collections, as the abundance of digitised and personalised content available keeps users away from libraries and thus threatens their position as trusted institutions of European heritage.

From this perspective, the 'Open Digital Libraries for creative users' (ODL) project – three national libraries – want to
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (ONB) and the National Library of Estonia (NLE)
1. develop and test new artistic and creative methods to involve current and new users in the use of digital library collections, and
(2) to develop skills and knowledge in the European library sector to promote access to digital libraries and the creative use of collections.

ODL will 1) begin artistic experiments with ONB and KB art students, artists, and staff to develop new methods of interacting with audiences through the reuse of digital data and physical collections;
2) co-creation experiments between students and NLE and KB staff to find new methods to reach users by creating user-centric workspaces. As a result of the work, digital narratives compiled by several participants and a virtual lab at NLE will be created.

ODL uses these experiments to enhance knowledge and skills in partner libraries as well as galleries, archives and museums.
The goal of the partnership is to engage and reach as many memory organizations as possible with new digital tools so that they can better engage with their audiences.

The project partners are from the Netherlands and Austria.

The City of Tallinn participates in the project "Agents of change: Mediating Minorities"

The project seeks alternatives to one-way social integration programmes for migrants, culture and
linguistic minorities and other socially underrepresented groups as target groups, not actors, professionals or experts.
The project explores approaches to cultural participation and mediation in shaping more inclusive, diverse and cohesive societies in partner countries and across Europe. The project empowers representatives of different communities by giving them new skills and knowledge and opportunities to collaborate with creative people to talk about the most complex societal problems. The project will test new models of intercultural communication.
The project provides interested representatives of minorities with the necessary skills and knowledge to mediate in intercultural communication based on art and culture.
After completing the educational module, the mediators continue to work with the artists invited to the project, who help solve the most important problems for communities using artistic tools. As a result of the project, new models of interethnic communication will be evaluated and presented, which will allow communities to be involved and which should be suitable for different communities, NGOs, cultural organisations and decision-makers.

The project partners are from Finland, Latvia and Sweden.

See all the descriptions of the projects supported by the call for proposals for small-scale cooperation projects


The Estonian Association of Designers received support in the project "HUMAN CITIES – Creative works with small and remote places."

Human Cities was founded in 2006 as an interdisciplinary experience exchange platform that addresses the livability of public spaces using participatory design to achieve innovation.

Since 2008, the Platform has been funded three times by the European Union's Culture programme and has developed harmonised approaches and opportunities for a number of cities to implement innovative art and design projects, networking and shared common values.

The project 'SMOTIES-Creative works with small and remote places' is dedicated to refuting the attitude that smaller settlements far from the centres must be deserted, whose culture carries no value and is not passed on.

These settlements will benefit from the project from the creation of cultural and creative works co-created with 10 partners through a common methodology and the use of design thinking in the process. The involvement of local communities in internationalization is ensured by the mobility of specialists in creative fields, master classes, trainings. By assessing the benefits of these activities, remote locations will be guaranteed the preservation of their heritage.

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Supported projects 2019


Lead partner in PLAYON!

Today, reality and virtuality are closely interrelated, and inclusive technologies create new experiences for users. For theatres, the new digital tools offer diverse opportunities to engage with their audiences.  With the help of inclusive technology, storytelling in the theater can be made interactive, This is also expected by the audience, who want active experiences instead of passive participation.

PLAYON! The project was launched by 9 theatres and universities with experience in the use of digital technologies. In addition, 8 universities developing digital competencies are associate partners. PLAYON! The project, "Specific Utopias in the Digital Age", aims to understand, learn, test and implement the use of inclusive technologies in theatre to transform traditional storytelling into an interactive narrative.

During the four years of the project's duration, it is planned to develop a new kind of storytelling format based on the play sector, link this format to various inclusive technologies and use this format to expand the theatrical experience with stories suitable for urban space and with the help of young creators.

The project has three stages, each of which develops one content and technology objective. The result of each stage is an input to the next. A total of 27 productions will be created by the end of the project.

PLAYON!  Focuses on training on digital technologies. 3 pan-European summer academies are planned for theatre workers, which will complement local trainings.

By the end of the project, links have been established between artistic professional development and the technology sector. The results of the project will be presented at three major festivals: Re:publica, Ars Electronica, York Mediale.

The most important result will be a conceptual "toolbox" with open upgrades for theaters using inclusive technologies.

The project involves Norway, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Germany and two British organisations.


Musiccase Ltd.

Partner in the project Keychange

The Keychange project also received support in 2017, now phase 2 of this project is underway. Keychange is a European talent development program that is also recognized as a gender equality program in the music sector.  Keychange contributes to the development of female artists by creating new international opportunities for performance, creative cooperation and skills development

By the end of 2022, Keychange will bring together festivals around the world that promise to perform more women Keychange aims to promote the creative and economic contribution that female artists could make to the European music industry through innovative and inclusive activities.

Showcases, networking, training and the Creative Lab development programme give three groups of 72 women the opportunity to access new markets, create an international profile and expand their audiences in Europe and beyond. The lab empowers music creators to connect with pioneering artists and entrepreneurs in the tech, AV and other sectors who are shaping change and innovation.

For the first time, it is supported by a dedicated database showcasing the skills of Keychange participants in our new network of over 140 international festivals. The dynamic online platform offers learning opportunities and webinars to hundreds of men and women across Europe who are not directly involved in Keychange trainings.

Keychange was designed by 6 European music festivals and an online festival based in Canada.

Building on this success and significantly expanding the impact of the project, 4 more European partners and 2 additional associated festivals are now participating. This will allow women artists and innovators from five other European countries to receive development support through new Keychange features that will benefit the entire network. The impact of the second phase of the project will be enhanced both within and outside its borders by a communication strategy supported by high-level artist ambassadors and pioneers.

The project partners are INFERNO EVENTS GMBH & CO KG (Germany, lead partner), First Music Contact (Ireland,) IA TONLISTARHATID EHF (Iceland), LASTUR BOOKIN SL (Slovenia), MUSICCASE OU (Estonia,) MUSIC INNOVATION HUB (Spain,), IMPRESA SOCIALE (Italy), MUSIKCENTRUM OST (Sweden), STE DES AUTEURS COMPOSITEURS ET EDITEURS DE MUSIQUE SACEM (France), Stiftelsen Oslo World Music Festival (Norway), THE PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY FOUNDATION (UK).

Estonian National Museum

Partner in the project MOI! Museums of Impact

The project aims to help museums increase their impact on society by developing their capacity to meet the demands of a changing, diverse, increasingly digital and ageing society. Capacity building is achieved through self-assessment and quality development tools for museums, leading to new ways of governance, greater efficiency and strategic thinking, and ultimately greater impact on society.

In many European countries, there are various tools for accreditation and evaluation of museums.   In these models, quality is mainly evaluated, the MOOI project suggests moving to an innovative development model with a focus on impact. It helps museums to be more focused, resilient, and effective in their operations, implementing a new approach to leadership while keeping impact as a core focus.

To achieve these goals, representatives of museum developers and cutting-edge museums will meet in several workshops to develop a new framework. The model is being tested in many museums to test it in a real-world environment and integrate stakeholder knowledge into the new model. Open forums have been set up to exchange experiences, and experts in the field are also gaining new experience in exploring other museums.

A strong communication and dissemination strategy aims at a broad and sustainable dissemination of results. The impact of the project will increase the ability and skills of museums and museum professionals to focus on different aspects of museum impact, as well as the ability of museum organizations to work in strategic, efficient, scalable and seamless ways. As a result of the project, the network of museums in Europe will be strengthened.


Music Estonia NGO

Partner in hub for exchange of music innovation in Central and South-eastern Europe (HEMI)

HEMI aims to share knowledge, advise and provide training modules for music professionals in every CSEE region country, responding to current and future needs in the region and also at the European level.

HEMI brings together complementary partners and stakeholders, enabling content publishing and news promotion in every music market that unites HEMI creators – entrepreneurs, festival and event organisers, formal and non-formal music teachers, conservatories, music schools, publishers, famous artists, music and entertainment companies, the media, journalists, musicologists, sound technicians, festivals, venues, concert halls...

HEMI's activities consist of conferences, festivals, events, panels, workshops, webinars, mentoring and pitcing sessions to ensure the network's ongoing work and project development in two main directions:

1. HEMI digital: a music platform for the promotion and communication of CSEE music events, conferences, festivals, etc. in the region and elsewhere in Europe, as well as for the promotion of entrepreneurship, vocational education and training and mentoring, including webinars, guides, interviews, prizes, competitions, funding opportunities)

2. HEMI HUB, a network of partners engaged in the development of innovative and sustainable models for music professionals in business education and entrepreneurship through transnational incubation, accelerators, workshops, networking, and festival and music conferences.

By the end of the project, HEMI will develop the HEMI Music Innovation Incubator, which combines educational and vocational training needs (ICT, business development, digital strategy, management) to meet the current and future challenges of the music industry.


Tallinn Art Hall

Partner in BEYOND MATTER – Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality

BEYOND MATTER brings cultural heritage to the frontier of virtual reality, using unique and innovative dissemination methods to digitally revitalize current or future inaccessible artistic and cultural content.

The project brings together seven partners from six European countries with different profiles selected for a successful interdisciplinary project, where technology, museological research and the testing of innovative forms of dissemination are the most important. The project provides art institutions across Europe with examples of the revitalisation and documentation of cultural heritage and its dissemination in a virtual reality environment.

The digital revolution and the introduction of computer-generated environments are inevitable for European museums and exhibition halls, and also offer great opportunities: BEYOND MATTER offers an unprecedented museum and exhibition experience with specific mediation formats (e.g., VR guided tours) to be developed for art hall and museum audiences as well as internet users.

All experts from partner organizations have in-depth experience in presenting and disseminating art in their own spaces, but less in virtual reality. Their skills in the digitisation and dissemination of cultural heritage will be developed through learning from colleagues at seminars and two symposia.

The cultural heritage of the digitally revived past is a source of inspiration for both audiences and resident artists.

To ensure that the developed methods are used even after the project is completed, they will be assembled into a virtual museum toolkit that includes knowledge of the means of displaying and mediating works of art in virtual reality.

Digitisation measures have a lasting result: digital assets are part of a maintainable database.



Partners in the project eBooks-On-Demand-Network Opening Publications for European Netizen (EODOPEN)

It is difficult for libraries across Europe to manage a huge amount of 20th and 21st century textual material that has not yet been digitised due to the complex copyright situation.

These works are inaccessible to the general public and are drowned in the depths of libraries because they are often not even printed and neither copies nor facsimiles are available. The EODOPEN Project, proposed by 15 libraries in 11 European countries, focuses on bringing these hidden works to the public by digitising and making them available at a pan-European level, while fully respecting current copyright regulations. In order to achieve this objective, the project – focusing on the demand side rather than just the supply side – will engage directly with national, regional and local communities, both in the selection of the material and in the process of digitisation and dissemination, ultimately strengthening intercultural dialogue through digitised objects.  In addition, alternative mobile delivery formats allow digitised content to be made available to blind and partially sighted people, thus reaching a wider audience. In addition, the practical workshops, guides and tools available to all European libraries increase the confidence of library staff in the adequate handling of rights and thus encourage library staff to act internationally as well.

Finally, the digitised objects will be made available to the wider European public in well-established digital libraries of the project participants and in a common portal developed during the project to ensure cross-border dissemination and access to cultural works after the project. Creativity is spreading across Europe as new readers and content creators discover works that were not previously available to them. EODOPEN starts on 9.01.2019 and lasts for 48 months.


Supported projects 2018

The Estonian Dance Agency is a partner in the project SPARSE, which supports and popularizes performing arts in rural areas of Europe and takes professional artists to rural areas of partner countries. The project uses models already in place in the UK and Sweden and develops the skills and creativity of all parties involved. The plan is to create new art networks that travel around rural areas coordinated by partners. Using local parners, networks and operational mods will be piloted over a period of three years. This grassroots approach develops and engages new audiences in rural areas and offers new touring opportunities for creative people.
The lead partner of the project is the United Kingdom, the partners come from Spain, Italy and Lithuania in addition to Estonia.The total cost of the project is 463.630.38 euros, of which Creative Europe supports 199.887.81, or 43%

EDGERYDERS OÜ participates in the project TRUST IN PLAY: European School of Urban Games Designers. The interdisciplinary project focuses on a topical social problem – trust in modern European cities.
Over the past decade, a new creative zhanr has emerged – urban games. Although city games are inspiring, so far Neende has not had long-term and sustainable development, because their creators have not had the goal of ensuring a constant income for themselves. TRUST IN PLAY offers new artistic and business skills to creative people, in an interdisciplinary and collaborative manner. Participants will receive training, produce and present new games, and learn how to use modern technology and achieve financial sustainability.

The lead partner of the project is Germany, partners in addition to Estonia from the Netherlands and Greece. The total cost of the project is 331.308.65 euros, of which Creative Europe supports 198.785.19 euros, or 60%

NGO Ansambel U is a partner in the project For by Four: Discovering Young European Composers.
The project's parnets are 4 experienced contemporary music bands. At the beginning of the project, a call for applications will be announced for the participation of drank European composer students and recent university graduates. Europe is divided into four regions, and each partner is responsible for the notifications to their region. The joint website supports the sharing of information and keeps participants informed of this development.
The international jury selects 12 compositions from among the candidates (3 from each region) and the project partners will perform these 12 works in 4 concerts. Each partner plays 3 works from their own region. All four concerts take place at different times of the day and are streamed . The audience of four countries will then hear 3 works at the concert and 9 works streamed. The audience votes the most pleasant of the 12 works and the top 4 are selected. The authors of these best works are commissioned to produce 4 new works, which should be completed within a year and will be performed by 4 ensembles. A CD of the best works is also released.
The lead partner of the project is Italy, the partners in addition to Estonia are Spain and Norway. The total cost of the project is 295.370.00 euros, of which the Creative Europe grant is 177.222.00, or 60%

Independent Dance Association MTÜ is a partner in the project Moving Digits: Augmented Dance for Engaged Audience.
The project helps the audience to better understand modern dance and experience tansu in a completely new way . Dancers get new opportunities for expression and analyze their movements. To achieve the goals, various digital tools are used to visualize the movements and physiological information coming from the dancers. For this purpose, sensors are used on the dancers' bodies, which show the activity of muscles, heart and brain when moving. Digital tracking of movements also allows you to see the dancer's movements from multiple perspectives. The received information is visualized and displayed to the audience using virtual reality tools. The information encircles the dancer, follows her and amplifies her stage activities. The visuals are not only informative, but also artistic, and the edai sound also provides information. After the performance, the information is available to both the audience and the dancers with the help of virtual reality.
The lead patrtner of the project is Portugal, in addition to Estonia, Germany is also participating. The total cost of the project is 333.333.3 euros, of which the Creative Europe grant is 199.999.99, or 60%.

NGO SECOND DANCE participates in the project MORE THAN THIS.
The project is a collaborative project between six festivals and cultural organisations France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Estonia) with five associated partners from Palestine, Belgium, Spain and France. The project provides tools to rethink hospitality and the relocation of people and questions our ability to both accept strangers and go to them. The project looks at mobility in a comprehensive framework: it looks at artists, cultural organisers, organisations and audiences from different regions, and also involves humanities researchers. The network supports seven artists without emphasizing their origins. These artists test the expectations of the audience by performing not in accordance with the expectations of their identity, and thus get the opportunity to create new works and show their place in a globalized world.
The lead partner of the project is France and the total cost of the project is 391.107.00euro, of which the Creative Europe grant is 200.000.00 euros, i.e. 51.14%.

Tallinn University Symphony Orchestra MTÜ is a partner in the project Music at European universities. The aim of the project is to provide performance opportunities for 5 parner student orchestras to fulfill their dreams of international work. The project brings together like-minded European students with a common passion for music. The project will facilitate the performances of student orchestras at other universities and thus strengthen links between different countries, universities and students.
As the most experienced partner, the European Student Orchestra Festival has taken the lead and supervises the organisation of student orchestra festivals in partner countries. At the same time, the ENUO Network helps to make local projects more visible.
The lead partner of the project is from Belgium, and in addition to Estonia, student orchestras from Sweden, the Netherlands and France take part in the project.
The total cost of the project is 719.353.51 euros, of which the Creative Europe grant is 200.000.00 euros, or 27.8%

The NGO Centre for the Continuing Education of Musicians is a partner in the project The Bridge.
The project dedicates itself to the long-term problems of classical music: the audience is still the same, it is difficult to catch the eye in a consumer society, and the genre is constrained by old-fashioned formats that do not speak to a young audience. 4 professional music collectives have joined forces to address these issues. The Shot Ensemble, the band Resonantz, the Trondheim Soloists and the PLMF Musicians' Fund work together to create a network and a festival, using string orchestras and repertoire to promote the innovation of classical music and educate the audience. String orchestras have a flexible planning cycle and organizations and can implement new ideas faster than large symphony or chamber orchestras.
The lead partner of the project is from the United Kingdom, partners from Germany and Norway in addition to Estonia. The total cost of the project is 340.519.73 euros, of which the Creative Europe grant is 199.884.76, or 58.7%.

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In the call for proposals for large-scale (up to 2 million) projects, Eesti Kontsert received support from Estonian organisations participating in The BIG BANG PROJECT – An Adventurous MusicPr oject for Children, led by the Belgian organisation ZONZO COMPAGNIE.

BIG BANG – The adventurous children's music project is implemented by 12 leading European cultural organisations that aim to enliven and raise the quality of young people's classical music creations.
This is done:
The BIG BANG network, through which knowledge and information about music projects aimed at children are exchanged
BIG BANG FESTIVAL organizes 44 festivals aimed at children in 11 European cities in 8 countries, to which it is planned to invite performers from all over Europe.
BIG BANG SEMINARS bring together professionals, artists, students and cultural professionals to share their experiences and learn to face new challenges.
BIG BANG PRODUCTIONS encourage the creation of new and innovative music performance opportunities, thus enabling the mobility of artists and their work.

In order to strengthen cooperation between partners, it is planned to:
Establish a cross-border training scheme
Document work in print and documentary to share your experience, knowledge and project results
Use audience development and engagement strategies to reach the widest possible audience
Create a European database to make it easier to find the information you need for touring
Bring together and empower young music ambassadors and children who participate in our festivals
Develop a TV format to introduce youth projects on television

The project partners are:

*Centro cultural de Bélem (PT) – Children's Cultural Centre The Ark (IE) – Instituto de la Cultura y de las Artes de Sevilla
(ES) – Onassis Cultural Center (GR) – Opéra de Lille (FR) – Bozar (BE) Opéra de Rouen (FR) – Espoo City Theatre (FIN)
- Wilminktheater (NL) – Eesti Kontsert (EE) – MotorMusic (BE) – Zonzo Compagnie (BE)(project coordinator)

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Supported projects 2017

Estonian Choral Association leads the project "Sing Outside The Box"

How would choral singing get out of classical concert halls and reach a new audience? How does singing together affect young people? What parts of the choir rehearsals, repertoire or performances could be taken to a new level that would better meet the expectations of the young generation?
The project will test innovative methods of audience engagement and development during two Eurochoir sessions and in different workshops and concerts during the EUROPA CANTAT Festival in Tallinn and will spread the experience to others.
Eurochoir is a European choir of nearly 60 talented new talents that meets once a year in a different country.
To date, a 2-year plaza by renowned conductors, Maria van Nieukerken, has been confirmed
(NL), under the leadership of Lorenzo Donati (IT) and Mikko Sidoroff (FI). After the 2017 session in Utrecht and the 2018 session in Helsinki, the choir will present the result of its work as a special guest at the EUROPA CANTAT Festival 2018 in Tallinn.

During the work, 3 workshops for singers, 10 workshops for conductors are planned, the topics of which are:
Be able to find a new audience: use unusual concert venues, give concerts even at events not dedicated to choral music or music at all
* Staging: develop innovation in the production, using all the possibilities of singers and instruments, movement, special effects, blending into the audience, etc.
* Technical development: the use of lighting and sound amplification as an artistic element
* Pedagogy: how to enable elmus for non-professional singers to discover the joy of singing together
*involve choirs, conductors and singers in recruiting active and passive enthusiasts
Using the potential of these two European initiatives and the network of European choirs, the project will help to take collective singing to a new level.

Sun and Cloud Ltd. is a partner in Our Little Library: Let' meet children's authors and illustrators, which aims to introduce 21 European children's literature authors and illustrators known at home, but not necessarily in other European countries. The publishers involved in the project have encountered difficulties for the wider European environment of their best authors and illustrators
when launched. In order to expand the activities of their literature beyond the borders of their country, the project participants decided to collaborate and develop and implement new strategies to find a new audience for authors and illustrators.

To introduce young readers and authors across borders, a series of events will be held in six countries, where authors and illustrators will travel to different countries for 15 months. Their journey can be tracked on-line.
The introduction of authors and illustrators focuses on the use of digital technologies that new generations are used to. We strive to ensure direct as well as indirect contact with young readers and to make the reading of books
an intense, memorable and enjoyable event. The project is complemented by diverse advertisements and creates
activities that emphasize the reproduction of stories and provide young readers with a personal creative experience : "Do you
draw a character? "," I don't write a story "," Let's play the story "...
The project will organise a 3-day international seminar in Ljubljana, dedicated to the problems of the publishing industry in changing circumstances and looking for new opportunities. Publishers from Slovakia, Bulgaria, Spain (Catalonia), Romania and six partner countries are invited to the seminar: Slovenia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.

Tallinna Paberikoda OÜ is a partner in the CREATIVE MAKERS project, the aim of which is to innovate the traditional field of handicrafts – high-end printing and printing by bringing children's co-creation laboratories to life.
These labs are fixed-end spaces where children, schools, and families can participate in a variety of workshops that use a hands-on approach typical of children's museums and combine the basics of high-end printing and printing with digital ones.
Local pilot projects and collaborations with existing laboratories, artists and practitioners are preparing for the opening of laboratories.

In order to develop the skills of partners, the main activity is transnational training with the aim of shaping a new way of developing
workshops for children, schools and families and learning about audience engagement while understanding the business potential of children's labs.

The project consists of 4 parts: 1. international workshops on the co-creation of Fablabs, 2. co-creation & opening of fablabs, 3. communication and dissemination of results, 4. management, coordination and evaluation.
The basis of communication is a graphic identity and a communication plan. Information is disseminated at 3 levels: local, national and regional by means that extend beyond national borders.

A positive image of the European Union has been guaranteed and other similar initiatives are being worked on. The partnership in the project is complementary and geographically balanced.
1 children's museum: Explora in Rome, Italy;
1 public collaborator that in the process hopes to create its own laboratory: Neapolis Vilanova I La Geltru, Spain;
2 traditional printing museums: Tallinn Paper in Estonia and National Print Museum in Ireland.
Other local stakeholders, in particular fablab makers and 1 international network, are involved as associate partners, collaborators and distributors of project results.

Tallinn Music Week participates in a pan-European project aimed at supporting the role of women in music

Led by the UK music organisation PRS for Music, the European Union's cultural support framework programme Creative Europe received a €200,000 grant for the 'Keychange' project, which aims to promote the role of female artists and women entrepreneurs in the European music field.

In addition to Tallinn Music Week, the partners of the "Keychange" initiative are the leading European and Canadian music industry festivals Iceland Airwaves, BIME (Spain), Reeperbahn Festival (Germany), The Great Escape (United Kingdom), Way out West / MusickCentrum (Sweden) and Mutek (Canada), as well as the music export and development offices of the participating countries, including Music Estonia. Spotify and the Icelandic performers' association STEF are also partners in the project.

The Creative Lab, which takes place as part of the project, provides support to 35 European women musicians and 30 creative entrepreneurs. In addition, the various activities of "Keychange" allow hundreds of musicians and representatives of the creative industry to participate in the project's training program, as well as in the social media campaign.

The "Keychange" focus event will take place at the Tallinn Music Week festival, which will take place from 2 to 8 April 2018. In addition, female artists who have joined the programme will be allowed to participate in events and creative laboratories held as part of other partner festivals. The final event will be held in 2019 at the European Parliament in Brussels, where partners will jointly present the project's manifesto for change.

"A lot has been said about the fact that the music industry is a male-dominated business, but it is important to look at the music sector more meaningfully," says Helen Sildna, the head of Tallinn Music Week. "Care must be taken to ensure that talented women have the same opportunities as men to act as authors, composers, producers, mixers, business owners, DJs, drummers or whoever. TMW is truly proud of the opportunity to participate in this venture, as I believe that with such influential partners, we will be able to create a visible focus on the topic and create results. This is one of the most large-scale international Creative Europe projects that has reached the Estonian music field, and it is also proof once again of the opportunities created by belonging to a single European community. On TMW's 10th birthday, we are determined to give special emphasis to the role of women in music and society."

Building on the PRS Foundation's experience as the founder of the pioneering Women Make Music Foundation, the "Keychange" collaborative project aims to stimulate the development of talent and innovation in the music industry by creating new international performance, collaboration and training opportunities for female artists and female music innovators ready to enter new markets. The long-term aim of the project is to change thestatus quo in the European music industry by accelerating the rise of women's artistic and economic value and supporting relevant international collaborations.
All artists and music innovators supported by the project are selected through a nomination process conducted by local partners and representatives of the music industry. The joint jury will meet in September 2017 at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

Muse's whim participates in the Areas of inspiration project

The project aims to establish a network of inspiring areas, i.e. residency sites located in natural and authentic natural areas of Europe, thereby creating the conditions for international meetings of artists and creative people in rural areas. It also contributes to the sustainable development of local life.
The project addresses the problem that there are not many art residency sites in the new EU Member States, but there are many attractive places whose potential has not been fully exploited by cultural and creative people.
All partners of the project are recognised in their respective countries in their field and the cooperation also enables them to develop their skills for rural activities and international cultural exchange.

OÜ ERP participates in the project Hansatee: Musical journey through the common past

The project deals with cultural exchange by compiling a program of music created in 8 countries of the Hanseatic League in the XVI-XVII centuries. The figurative journey through the past explores Europe's cultural differences and similarities and continues as a physical journey – a tour of eight groups in the former Hanseatic League cities in seven countries. . The programme is put together and performed by two project partners – the Lithuanian and Austrian early music bands "Canto Fiorito" and "Musica Antiqua Salzburg", who are dedicated to the study of musical heritage and authentic performance.
The project also aims to increase the audience for early music, with a particular focus on children and young people by involving them in the creative process, the digitalisation of music and the discovery of innovative forms of its dissemination. OÜ EPR creates a crying phone app for listening to music, as well as videos of the Hanseatic cities with the children, which will be shown at concerts.
Before the concerts, the artistic director of the tour meets with young people in local schools, introduces the history and culture of the Hanseatic cities through a multimedia presentation and musical performances. Musicians conduct flach mobs in unexpected public places, thus engaging a wider audience and creating attractive videos for distribution on social media. Music students are offered the opportunity to participate in public rehearsals and early music workshops.

Jazzkaar Friends Association participates in the project "KIDS CAN"

The KIDS CAN project is an interdisciplinary European touring project for young jazz talents to find a new young audience and modernise the communication of dzäss to children. The program uses a new way to introduce children to music, both to make music themselves and to listen. Usually, the program of the "children's area" of dzäss is compiled by adults.
KIDS CAN links the traditions of European music education and wants to show talented children playing on European stages to their peers. Seeing your peers on stage will perhaps inspire your children to engage in music.
The project also guides young people who have grown up in the digital age to cover concerts before, during and after with the Young Journalist programme.
The main activity of the project is the dzässkaravan, which moves annually to three different countries. Each partner brings together a group of five talented musicians aged 9-14 and two young journalists aged 12-17. Together, they travel to three countries to participate in creative workshops, rehearsals, performances and reflections on performers. Transnational mobility encourages the spread of innovative musical education, and workshops contribute to the exchange of experiences and the learning of new skills among themselves. The partners of the project are Jazzkaar from Estonia, Hot Club from Portugal. The lead partner is Jazzdanmark from Denmark. All partners are experienced actors in children's jazz.


Supported projects 2016

Cultural cooperation

Viljandi Culture Academy contributes to the creation of a European music incubator

The University of Tartu participates in the project "European Music Incubator", supported by the Creative Europe Culture sub-programme, coordinated by the Trempolino Music Incubation Centre in Nantes, France. In addition to the University of Tartu, the project partners are the Sound City Festival from Liverpool (UK), Lab 852 from Zagreb (Croatia) and the Culture Department of the City of Genoa from Italy.

"The main goal of the project is to increase the competitiveness of musicians in the labour market and create alternative opportunities for them in addition to their current main activity, offering them various trainings to gain new skills and knowledge," says Kadri Steinbach, program manager of the music department of UT VKA.

According to Steinbach, the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy coordinates the Estonian "project nest", the other members of which are Music Estonia, the Estonian Association for Rhythm Music Education and the Digital Education Centre of Tallinn University. "Estonia is participating in the project as a competence centre in the field of digital musical education, which offers musicians who would like to engage in music teaching in addition to their musical work various digital tools and databases," explains Steinbach.

In the preparatory phase of the project, according to Steinbach, the main contributors on the Estonian side were Virgo Sillamaa, CEO of Music Estonia, and the employees of the music department of the Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu. "We are now in the preparatory phase of the project – on 22-23 September we attended the inaugural meeting of the project in Nantes, France, where we met with all partners. We have also conducted the first meeting of the Estonian working group and are preparing the following activities. Since our topic is digital education, the next major activity is related to mapping digital education resources on music and gathering knowledge," says Steinbach.

Crafts become digitally available

The Department of National Handicrafts of the Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu participates in the international project "Digital crafts at the service of the community", launched within the framework of Creative Europe, which creates innovative opportunities for getting acquainted with handicrafts in a digital way.

Opportunities to get acquainted with national handicrafts will soon become wider than before – the Department of National Handicrafts of the Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu is participating in the international Creative Europe project "Digital crafts at the service of the community".

According to Helen Kästik, project manager of external relations at the Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu, the general coordinator of the project is the Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan Västra Götaland Centre for Adult Education. "In addition, partner institutions from Italy and Estonia are participating. Each project partner represents their local craft community, which deals with traditional textile heritage," kästik explains, adding that everything requires a so-called digital turn in thinking patterns among community members. "Although nowadays very many people use digital tools in one way or another, they do not always know how or dare to apply it to the best organization of their work or hobby," he notes.

In the course of the project, the aim of Viljandi Culture Academy is to introduce the participants to digital opportunities in the workshops, from which income for handicrafts could increase. "We want to guide practitioners to think about how to cleverly use digital tools to promote crafts in different directions – both to teach traditional crafts and to communicate so-called silent knowledge; to preserve and popularize disappearing or endangered craft species, as well as to introduce and market their handicraft products," says Kästik.

Based on the feedback gathered during the workshop session, an online platform will be built by the end of the project that meets the needs of artisans in the experience of the three countries. In the first round of the project, craftsmen are trained, in the second stage, real content is already being created together to be uploaded to the platform.
The lead partner of the project is Sweden. "They actually did the biggest job of writing the application – we were sent a call for contributions when the idea was largely formulated," says Kästik. According to Kästik, Viljandi Culture Academy was involved in its later shaping. According to Kästik, from the point of view of the National Department of Crafts, it was a happy coincidence that they were found by people unfamiliar to them with a proposal to participate in a project whose proposed plans and action plan fit well with their expectations. "This kind of platform had been talked about in the department for a long time and was even clearly lacking," he adds.

According to Kästik, Estonia represents the local community of traditional textile craftsmen in the project. "Our task is to bring together a network of craftsmen, introduce them to different digital opportunities and map their ideas and needs," he explains, adding that Estonia is leading a work package that integrates local results and web content from all three partner countries into a so-called single fabric.
At the moment, the project is only new and at the very beginning. "Substantive work with the community of practice will only start in December, at the moment we are still involved in the preparations," kästik says.

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir joined the contemporary music network ULYSSES

Within the framework of a project supported by the Creative Europe Culture sub-programme, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is a partner in the international network ULYSSES NETWORK, the aim of which is to enable young European musicians to engage in contemporary music and develop themselves in this field. The network received funding for the second time, but EFK is taking part in it for the first time as a new partner.

"Specifically, we are participating in a 4-year 'journey' with two different long-term projects. The essence of the first project is to order compositions from young European composers for choir and electronics through a mentoring program, in which our partner is IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) from France," says Marja Leisk, hr manager of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir – producer, who says that it is planned to order 4-6 new compositions, which will be presented in the final form and performed by EFK in 2019.

The second project is aimed at young singers from all over Europe, whom the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir invites to join them for a seminar and workshop of about two weeks, and in the end of which the young singers participate in a joint concert project together with EFK. It is planned to announce an open competition in early 2017, the workshop itself will take place in October 2017," Leisk notes.

He goes on to say that the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir was invited to join the network by the Flagey Concert Hall from Belgium, and planning for it began in the spring of 2015. "For us, this preparation was rather easy, because the other members of the Ulysses Network had already gone through this process once, and we were helped a lot," says Leisk.

Leisk goes on to say that as an operating organisation, they did not have a separate team for this – each employee put together the necessary documents in their field, which during the application phase were mainly related to the creative idea and financial planning of the project. "When confirmation of funding arrived, we added administrative documents to prove our existence and reliability," he says.

The reason for joining the network and applying for a grant was, according to Leiski, the need to find new contacts and opportunities for cooperation, both for musicians and organisations across Europe. "Ideas about which projects to do came quickly and logically – we thought through our strengths, needs and opportunities," he adds.
At the moment, both projects have received a clearer content and timeline, and details are still being worked out. "At the beginning of 2017, both projects will be actively working," says Leisk.

Tallinn Music Week participates in the Indie-Classical project

Martiina Putnik,
Head of Foreign Partnerships at Tallinn Music Week

As part of the Creative Europe programme, Tallinn Music Week takes part in an international music project that builds bridges between different artists and international festivals.

Martiina Putnik, head of external partnerships at Tallinn Music Week, says that Tallinn Music Week has participated in the preparation of several projects within the framework of the Creative Europe programme, not all of which have received funding, but each project and preparation process has helped us to get to know several important music and creative organisations in Europe.

Also, according to Putnik, each preparation process has finally developed into some useful acquaintance or new cooperation. "We therefore consider the support model that motivates the European creative sector to work together and think about processes together to be crucial. Today, we have a specific project in the works, exciting and important for us, of which we can be proud, and we are currently preparing projects for the upcoming call for proposals," says Putnik.

"The project we are currently working on is entitled 'Club Contemporary Classical Subset Indie-Classical: Events, Outreach, Network and Development', or indie-classical for short, or C3-IC project," he continues.
The lead partner and coordinator of the project is Piranha Arts in Berlin, an organisation that organises important events in the music world such as WOMEX: Word Music Expo and Classical:NEXT Festival. According to Putnik, Tallinn Music Week is one of the main partners of the project.
According to Kurvet, there was an intensive involvement in both the development of the concept and the execution phase. "An important part of the project will also take place as part of our festival," he says.

According to Putnik, the project is aimed at music that transcends boundaries and creative freedom, working with musicians from contemporary classical backgrounds, encouraging them to collaborate with pop, rock, electronic and folk musicians by creating new collaboration models and concert formats. "In order to bring such fresh musical collaborations to a wider audience, the C3-IC project creates bridges between different artists and festivals from different countries," Putnik notes.
The project consists of three parts: a concert programme that is a collaboration between artists, presented as a "roadshow" at all partner festivals, Indie Classical workshops and trainings, and the creation and meetings of the Indie Classical network.
Putnik says that Tallinn Music Week is especially happy to participate in this project, as cross-genre thinking and any out-of-the-box thinking have always been important to them.
Preparations for the implementation of the project started in July 2015 and we reached the final funding confirmation in a year's time – in June 2016. "At the moment, we are in a busy phase of preparation, we hope to enjoy the first fruits of cooperation already as part of the TMW 2017 festival from March 30 to April 2," says Putnik.
A total of five music organisations from Europe have joined forces to implement the project: in addition to the managing partner, nonclassical from UK, CrossLinx Festival from the Netherlands, Sounds of Stockholm Festival from Sweden and Tallinn Music Week. "TMW has two people working on the project on an ongoing basis, while the whole team is already in the implementation phase," says Putnik.

Avant-garde art is becoming more digitally accessible

The Art Museum of Estonia is participating in a project supported by the Creative European Culture sub-programme, according to which the avant-garde art of the second half of the 20th century in Estonia, Poland, Croatia and Belgium will be digitally available internationally in the future.

According to the project, up to eight thousand works from four countries will be brought to the public through an interactive on-line database.  "Information and a brief contextual introduction to the works are available in English, Estonian, Croatian, Dutch and French. The database to be created is intended, for example, for art historians and curators, who can easily get an overview of the art created at the same time in different regions in order to create generalizations or highlight regional differences," says the project coordinator Liisi Raidna, and continues that at the same time it is also a grateful environment for students and a wider art audience.
In order to introduce the database, a workshop will be held in three countries, and in each country an exhibition will be completed later as a result of the workshop.
According to the curator of the project, Annika Räime, a conference will be held in Warsaw in the final stages of the project to bring together people interested in avant-garde art from all over Europe in order to broaden the knowledge of avant-garde art in different collections and archives and to create pan-European connections, which could lead to the expansion of the database to more countries in the future. "It would already be a whole new project," he adds with a smile.
At the end of the project, a publication will be published, which will include presentations and comments from the Warsaw Conference and a more in-depth analysis of the project and its outcome.

According to Herring, it took a total of five months to write an application for the project, during which all three partners discussed their options and expectations for the project. "There was a beautiful exchange of correspondence and thoughts were actively expressed between the representatives of the three project partners. Two people from the Art Museum of Estonia took an active part in writing the project application, and at least five good colleagues shared their experience and knowledge," Räim reveals. Good advice was also received from an expert on applications for the Creative European Culture programme.

According to Raidna, the idea to do something like this was born at the 2015 KUFF (Kumu Art Film Festival), which was also attended by representatives of the Polish partner (Arton Fundacija). "The idea arose to launch a project that would introduce the avant-garde art found in archives and museum collections to the general public and try to do it in the most attractive, modern and user-friendly way possible, and give the participants experience of working with online databases," raidna explains.

At the moment, the project is still in its initial stages, and today the first meeting between representatives of the organisations involved in the project has taken place. "The curators are currently working on selecting nearly 8000 works that will be made visible to users in the on-line database. Describing the works and making translations is still ahead," says Räim.
The workshop will take place in Tallinn in September-October 2017, while the exhibition will take place after that.

Both Annika Räim and Liisi Raidna from the Art Museum of Estonia will remain actively involved in the project for two years and will respectively work on the coordination of the project and substantive choices.

Supported projects 2015

Cultural cooperation

Smaller-scale projects (up to €200,000)


APP Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH AT
PAR Art Museum of Estonia EE
PAR Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein LI
PAR Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi PL
The project aims to create innovative tools for similar museums focusing on contemporary art (location, collection, size, educational programmes) to interact with two hard-to-reach target groups: young adults (15-25 years) and local initiatives. The possibilities of using the museum in communication with both external and internal target audiences are shown. The main tool is communication, which is done together with the target groups, providing them with an interactive form of communication and opportunities to get involved themselves. Communication must work within the museum, covering the institution, the collection and beyond – the local surroundings and the community. The museum must be perceived as a place of communication with which one can work and relate in a local context.
Before working on the project at the educational, curatorial and artist level, a study will be carried out to measure the impact of specific communication tools on target groups when different approaches are used: ICT and Web 2.0-based approach, face-to-face communication, events and projects in cooperation with the target group.

5 medium-sized museums are working to make:

• Needs analysis (survey, overview, success stories)
• Development of communication tools and practical testing in target groups (youth groups, cooperation with local initiatives)
• Artist residencies and curatorial visits
• Creation, in cooperation with the local target group, of new works of art that relate to the museum's collections
• Symposium "Forms of communication in museums"
• Travelling exhibition " Communication with target groups"
• Exhibition catalogue "Museum as a tool"
• Website, blog and social media channels
• The concept of implementation (including a networking strategy) so that the project results reach the European Translocal Network (this is a group of similar museums working on similar challenges and activities)


APP Conseil international de la musique FR
PAR Narodowe Forum Muzyki PL
PAR Polskie Radio S.A.PL PAR Sveriges Radio AB SE

Rosrum+ is a project that aims to popularize contemporary classical music and strengthen the sector both in Europe and beyond. This will be done by exploring innovative strategies for audience engagement, highlighting new music, using the skills and power of radio professionals to inspire collaboration between musicians and higher music schools and broadcasters in Europe and beyond.
The springboard for the project is the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC), an annual event that brings together about 40 delegates from national broadcasting companies. Building on the existing foundation, the project introduces new activities that bring together actors from other genres with the longer-term goal of increasing the distribution area and sustainable development of contemporary music in Europe and beyond.
To this end, the International Music Council is establishing partnerships with local radios, cultural spaces, conservatories and the European Music Council to expand the IRC's area of operation.

To achieve the goal, Rostrum+ plans a number of activities:

• Radio producers listen to the works of about 180 composers and broadcast
• Student bands perform contemporary music in a series of 16 concerts in five countries
• 6 budding composers are commissioned to produce works to advance their careers
• The professional development of radio producers is promoted so that they are better able to take advantage of the possibilities of new music
• Radio producers are invited to experiment with new approaches to how to present contemporary music and how to interact with audiences.
• Academic trainings, concerts and meetings with composers, radio professionals, and people in concert halls to develop closer ties with contemporary musicians
• A website will be developed to ensure that the results of the project reach and involve a wide audience,


APP Nodibinajums "Riga 2014" LV
PAR MTÜ Valgusfestival EE
The idea of the Baltic Light Chain project was born to encourage festivals engaged in light installations in the Baltic Sea region to cooperate in order to gain synergy from cooperation – to reach a new audience, to increase the quality of festivals in cooperation and to help Baltic artists to pursue an international career.
The project partners have the same problems: a lack of high-quality creative ideas, a lack of education for lighting designers, a lack of management experience and a lack of skills to find a new audience. The cooperation between the light festivals of the Baltic States is aimed at balancing the relationship between demand and supply, increasing the professionalism of the performers, raising the awareness of the target audience.
The project lasts for 10 months and includes activities that help students from the region to become familiar with the new innovative technique of creating lighting design objects, to enliven their careers both by transnational movement and by creating opportunities to show their work internationally.
A panel of light design experts will be created to assess the development of the light design sector in the region and prepare a proposal for higher schools to prepare light design students.
The main event of the project is the Baltic Light Chain tour – interactive installations, projections, mapping, installations created specifically for people with disabilities by both professional and novice lighting artists. They are shown in four countries in one month.

Large-scale projects (up to €2,000,000):

Urban Heat

PAR Lókal, leiklistarhátíð ehf IS
PAR Spielmotor Munich e.V. DE

Urban heat is a timely and strategic response to the cultural sector's need to bring together industry-leading independent festivals. This is a logical continuation of the activities supporting innovation in the sector, audience development and the development of the skills of a new generation of performance artists.
The activities of the Urban Heat are divided into two stages. The first to share knowledge and skills in intensive European academies and urban laboratories; The second focuses on hosting innovative new performances and inclusive events that also include those target groups that have not been involved in cultural consumption in our cities so far.

For this:

• Engaging new audiences from communities that consume less culture, allowing the arts to build a broader base for recognition
• Equip artists and organisations with new knowledge and skills, in particular by increasing knowledge of the possibilities of new digital technologies and opportunities to engage new audiences
• Learn from and implement successful audience engagement strategies in the world
• Increasing the capacity to operate internationally and gaining international knowledge
• Encouraging the creation of cultural works and the movement of artists within and outside Europe
Urban Heat strengthens collaboration between participating organisations, creates a pool of audiences, data, knowledge and insights, and shares information and success stories in the European artistic community.

European Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBA))

APP European Union Baroque Orchestra UK
PAR Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) BE
PAR Concerto Copenhagen DK
PAR Malta Council For Culture and the Arts MT
PAR Stichting Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag NL
PAR St John's Smith Square Charitable Trust UK
PAR Villa Musica Rhineland-Palatinate DE PAR ville d'Echternach LU

The EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBA) deals with the availability of unevenly distributed Baroque music education in Europe, the uneven distribution of performers and audiences. The project will build 4 bridges in the sector using experts in the field and the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), a baroque music study orchestra.
Baroque music is part of Europe's musical heritage from a time when, as today, musicians traveled a lot to experience different cultures, realize their artistic ambitions and, of course, work.

EMBA bridges shall be established in order to:

• Reduce geographical inequalities in the distribution of opportunities and resources
• Create inspiring experiences and engage new audiences
• Using new technologies to share experiences and skills
• To create a portfolio for young musicians
• The EMBA offers a unique opportunity for artists playing Baroque music with authentic instruments to pursue an international career.
• The EMBA develops talent, monitors the quality of performances and encourages the use of creativity in the early music sector.
• The EMBA is engaged in problem-solving at the European level by creating a stronger environment in which early music presentations can operate.
The experience, skills and network of the EMBA contribute to
• Concert advertising: promotion of more than 100 performances.
• Music education – courses, resources (physical and digital)
• Professional development – giving novice musicians an orchestral experience
• Using digital technologies – interactive masterclasses
• Teachers and institutions in the Baroque music sector are better equipped. A network of experienced and skilled musicians has emerged, freely usable online resources have been created, a wider audience listens to music (both geographically and age-wise), professional job opportunities are greater and a good sector-specific business model has been completed.

Supported projects 2014

Literary translations

The publishing house Varrak received a grant from the Creative Europe programme for the publication of three books.

The first of them to appear before the summer is Irish writer John Banville's "Surilina" ("Shroud"), which is translated by Krista Kaer. The protagonist of "Surilina" is Axel Vander, an acclaimed academic who spends the evening of his life on the west coast of the USA. For decades, he has lived with the memory of a tragedy in which he was both a victim and a culprit at the same time. One day he will receive a letter that will bring the long-ago images of memory back to life. This is a novel whose author is not afraid to ask big questions or look for answers to them. Banville is one of the most notable novelists of his generation, known for his enchanting poetic style. Banville has won several important literary awards, including the Booker Prize.

In the translation of Anti Saar, Pierre Michon's novel "Tiny Lives" ("Vies minuscules") appears. This work, published in 1984, can be called a classic of modern French literature without hesitation, to date it has been translated into 22 languages. It's biographical fiction in terms of genre. The novel consists of eight stories, but the main character is not the author himself, but the ordinary, so-called little people with whom life has brought him together. He portrays the characters' daily lives in its misery, but at the same time shows how universally touching it can be.

Finnish writer Katri Lipson's "Ice Cream Merchant" ("Jäätelökauppias") is the most recent of the selected works and was published only in 2012. In 2013, Lipson won the European Union Prize for Literature, which recognises promising young authors. The work is translated by Kadri Jaanits. "The Ice Cream Merchant" is a playful and charming novel, set mainly in 1940s and 1950s Czechoslovakia, but also transversely performed in the present day. At the heart of the novel is a film shooting team led by a director who has decided to pick up a screenplay without a script. This is the beginning of a story in which the boundaries between fiction and reality are lost, and which continues decades later.

All books will be published during 2015.


VAT Teater received a grant as a partner in the PLATFORM shift+ project

Digital challenges in theatre for young people

PLATFORM shift+ is a large-scale collaborative project launched under the European Commission's Creative Europe cultural grants programme.

The project involves 11 partners from 9 countries – ten theatres and one university. The project is spearheaded by the Pilot Theatre (York, England), which is one of the leading theatres in the whole of the UK, offering innovative productions to young people.

The artistic network PLATFORM shift+ was brought to life to meet the challenges created by the digital age in theatre for young people. The project's contributors have realized the need to involve digital technologies in creating an engaging theatre for their target audience. Today's young people are the indigenous inhabitants of the digital world, who move along natural paths between the real and virtual worlds. In order to create an attractive theatre for the current generation and to bring the coming generations to the theatre, theatre must be in line with this new reality – this is what allows theatre to touch the everyday life of young people as closely as possible and prove to them that theatre is a unique, real-time medium even in the digital age.

In order to achieve all of the above, PLATFORM shift+ partners are planning a major investment to increase the professionalism of theatre makers on an international level. The PLATFORM shift+ project will feature 40 productions based on plays and/or ideas aligned with the realities of the digital age. In order for an artistic dialogue to be born, theatergoers are brought together with young people through 50 different, organized activities. The project's diverse programme with intertwined action plans also encourages international movements of artists and their work and offers training opportunities in digital technologies through internships and international creative forums. By the end of the project, 10 Creative Forums across Europe will offer training programmes and tools to maintain current progress and the sustainability of ambitions.

... Strong emphasis is also placed on publicising the results of the project at the end of the project. The monitoring and evaluation of the entire project is organized through the partner-university. Through the Future Networks Creative Forums, the partners in turn share the project results with all the necessary local parties and partners. The project description clearly shows the great potential for continued cooperation even after the official project period has ended... (European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Audiovisual Arts and Culture; Assessment Report, 8/2014)

A maximum grant of EUR 2,000,000 has been allocated for the entire project (which represents 42% of the total budget) and the duration of the project is 2014-2018.

The project's 10 partner theatres, all known as leading young theatre-makers in their field, are:

  1. Pilot Theatre Company    York | Great Britain                                 www.pilot-theatre.com
  2. Teatro O Bando    Palmela | Portugal                                                          www.obando.pt
  3. Teatro Elsinor Milan, Forli, Florence | Italian                                           www.elsinor.net
  4. Emergency Exit Arts    London | Great Britain                                           www.eea.org.uk
  5. tjg. Theater Junge Generation    Dresden | Germany                         www.tjg-dresden.de
  6. Teatret Vårt     Molde | Norwegian                                                                  www.teatretvart.no
  7. Szinhaz Hummingbird Budapest | Hungarianwww.kolibriszinhaz.hu
  8. VAT Theatre     Tallinn | Estonian                                                                      www.vatteater.ee
  9. Theatre Massalia     Marseille | France                                www.theatremassalia.com
  10. South Bohemian Theatre    Ceske Budejovice | Czech                 www.jihoceskedivadlo.cz

The 11 partners of the project, an expert in cultural education and monitoring, are the University of Agder (Kristiansand | Norwegian / www.uia.no).
EU web link:https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/selection-results/cooperation-projects-selection-results-2014_en


The National Archives of Estonia participates in the cooperation project Community as Opportunity, i.e. community as an opportunity.

The project will launch on December 1, 2014 and will last for 4 years, until December 2018.
As part of the project, the National Archives plans to create 5 online environments or topotheques for communities, where community members can upload their own photos or documents covering their area that will be available to everyone online. In addition, it is planned to conduct at least 5 community archive days.
The project also intends to enable our staff (especially archivists) to participate in professional meetings in other European archives and to focus more on the contribution of archives to educational activities. We will certainly also use the project support to digitize the relevant archival sources.


The Estonian Association of Designers (EDL) participates in the international project "Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale", which deals with rethinking the urban environment.

An international network of designers and architects comes to the rescue to create a more humane urban environment.
Man and their relationship with a rapidly changing environment play an important role. It is a multidisciplinary community of designers, architects, urban planners, sociologists, etc. The plan is to create a so-called living laboratory to initiate social change. To initiate change in the urban environment, master classes and workshops and other experiments are held with the involvement of experts and townspeople. The partners of the 11 countries include universities, design festivals and centres, and other organisations supporting the innovation zone. (St Etienne School of Design, Aalto University, Milan Polytechnic, Clear Village, ProMateria, etc.).
The final results of the project can be seen at the Design Night in Tallinn in 2018. In advance, preparatory activities are held in different cities, and the final exhibition is being prepared. The project is led by St Etienne La Cité du Design, a long-time partner of EDL.
The project is partly supported by the European Commission's Creative Europe programme.


As a partner, the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (ETDM) is involved in the 4-year project Ceramics and Its Dimensions, the aim of which is to study and map the impact and relationship of ceramics in everyday life in Europe, analyze the development of ceramics and various uses from the 17th century to the present day.

The aim of the project is to highlight the similarities between the traditions associated with ceramics and the regional specificities caused by the historical-cultural context, as well as by social and economic behavioural patterns. In the course of globalisation, our ways of life are becoming more and more indistinguishable than ever before. Pottery has always played an important role in people's lives and will continue to be so. Looking to the future and new perspectives and opportunities are also considered important. Among other things, the potential of new technologies will be explored, which will allow interaction with many target groups.

The ambitious project brings together museums, architects, designers, industry and several other stakeholders to explore the material from a cultural, historical, technical and artistic perspective, respectively. For this purpose, a series of activities such as exhibitions, workshops and a symposium have been developed. The project consists of ten modules. There are partners from 11 countries, such as the Faenza Ceramics Museum, Stoke is the Trent Potteries Museum, Staffordshire, Ulster and Aalto Universities. The lead partner of the project is Porzellanikon, the central porcelain museum in Germany.

ETDM participates in more depth in the project's two modules, which deal with the history of ceramics and the relationship to ceramics at the everyday level. Already in 2015, the travelling exhibition European Cultural Lifestyle in Ceramics – from baroque until today – will begin. It will reach ETDM by early 2017. Secondly, ETDM is included in the module Ceramics – what it means to me. Talking Heads. It is a mapping in the form of interviews about the relationship to ceramics from the point of view of designers, entrepreneurs and the average user.


Kultuurikatel received support as a member of the FR HORSLESMURS CIRCOSTRADA NETWORK in the European Hub for circus and outdoor arts

Toetust saanud projektid 2022

Seekordses koostööprojektide voorus said toetust:


The European Music Managers Alliance NGO is responsible for the growth and networking programme of European Music Managers, they received support from the call for proposals for small-scale projects.

Tallinn University received a grant from the call for medium-sized projects for the implementation of the project "Movement, Digital Intelligence and Interactive Audience".

Partneritena said toetust  European  Music Managers Alliance MTÜ, MTÜ Eesti Kaasaegse Kunsti Muuseum,  Tartu Linn,  Sihtasutus Tartu 2024,  Sihtasutus Vaba Lava Sõtumatu Tantsu ühendus kahes  projektis, OÜ Päike ja Pilv, Sihtasutus Eesti Tantsuagentuur ja  Mittetulundusühing Eesti Alrhitektuurikeskus .

Kokku said Eesti organisatsioonid toetust 1,081,574.49 € ulatuses ja taotlemise edukuseprotsent oli 24.21 %.

Kirjanduse tõlkimise ja levitamise taotlusvoorust sai toetust OÜ Päike ja Pilv "Let´s bring people together! Youth literature from and to Estonia"

Toetust saanud projektid 2023

Koostööprojektide taotlusvoorus osutusid edukaks ja saavad alustada rahastusläbirääkimisi 10 Eesti organisatsiooni.


MTÜ Prothemus projektiga "Transforming Communities Through Applied Theater: A Collaborative Project for Social Change".

MTÜ Eesti kaasaegse tsirkuse arenduskeskus projektiga "EPICIRQ on Tour".

As partners:

Tallinna Ettevõtlusinkubaator "AWAKE- Arts and Wellbeing As a Creative Business and Future Livelihood"

IMPULSIA OÜ Continuum: "Observatory of Climate Crisis and its Artistic and Creative Solutions"

Eesti Kooriühing "Choral TIES - Cross-border Training on International and European level for professionals in the field of Collective Singing"

Brand Manual OÜ "European Design Upgrade 3.0: Transnational Capacity Building"

New Internet Media Holding OÜ "Fair Music Project"

QWorld Association "Please ASK! (Art Science Kick) - Kick-off new methodologies in performing art and science collaboration"

Wild Bits "SPACE-Sustainable Production for Artistic Communities in Europe"

Eesti Kunstiakadeemia "FashionTEX European Academy for Young Designers to Study Innovative Technologies in Digital Fashion Design"

Kirjanduse tõlkimise ja levitamise taotlusvoorust said toetust 153 organisatsiooni 26 riigist. Seekord oli esitatud ka mitmeid koostööprojekte, kus eri riikide organisatsioonid pühendusid koos mingi teemaga tegelemisele.

Eestist sai seekord toetust OÜ Päike ja Pilv laste-ja noortekirjanduse tõlkimiseks.

Table of Creative European statistics 2014-2020

The table shows the projects and amounts that received support from the previous call for proposals of Creative Europe in 2014-2020.

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