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Tallinn supports different music events with about 153,000 euros

Tallinn supports different music events with about 153,000 euros

During this year’s first round of non-profit music projects, 54 projects were submitted and the chosen projects received support from the city in the sum of 152,650 euros. In total, the expert commission decided to support 27 events.

Tallinn’s Deputy Mayor Kaarel Oja said that Tallinn is a UNESCO music city, so music projects are a special part of the city’s cultural calendar. “The grants support music events in Tallinn that are open to the public and, at the same time, they support new and traditional music events that diversify Tallinn’s cultural life,” says Oja. “During the application process, we also paid extra attention to the locations of the events in order to support endeavours that are further from the active zones in the City Centre and Northern Tallinn and make sure the cultural calendar is diverse throughout the city.”

Among others, the following music projects received grants:

Estonian Music Days is the oldest consistent contemporary music festival in Estonia that has undoubtedly become an important platform and outlet for Estonian composers, newer sound compositions and their growth over the decades. EMD’s focus is on Estonian composers, their newest creations and outstanding interpreters who are committed to bringing their music to listeners.

During the 17th International Choir Festival “Tallinn 2023” there will be a competition, 12 concerts, children’s and youth choirs’ co-projects with Tallinn’s school choirs and a master class with MUBA. The Tallinn Choir Festival gives choirs from abroad the opportunity to compete and perform in Estonia, choirs from Estonia have the chance to challenge themselves on an international arena and the wider audience get to observe high-level choir collectives as well as competition and concert events.

Dark Side of The Moon 2023 is an international 72-hour electronic music festival happening for the fifth time. Each year, nearly 20 performers have appeared on three stages: 14 from abroad and 6 from Estonia. In 2023, the plan is to bring 18 performers from abroad and 10 local artists to the stage.

Festival Orient has been taking place since 1992, being the first and so far only festival in the Baltic States dedicated to authentic music originating from outside of Europe – primarily from Asia.

The goal of The Chamber Music Festival at Fotografiska is to create an atmosphere like the Schubertiade where hundreds of years ago, the creations of composer Franz Schubert were introduced to friends and acquaintances in a home environment. The friendly and cosy atmosphere at the photo museum offers a direct experience and creates contact between the audience and the performers.

The Tallinn International Organ Festival Reval was created to develop the culture and music of the organ in Estonia and connect it to European organ culture. The focus is on introducing Tallinn’s historic organ culture in Europe with the help of partner festivals.

The members of the expert commission were Tallinn Culture & Sports Department’s Head of the Culture Unit Marje Tõemäe, Tallinn City Council members Eduard Torman and Heidy Purga and experts Aivar Sirelpuu and Kardi Lassmann.

The next deadline for submitting applications for project grants in the music field is 22 August 2023. The procedures for providing grants to non-profit events and provisions for providing grants is available on Tallinn’s homepage.

The application and subsequent declaration of action and expenditure is submitted through the self-service.