TMW affirmed the impact of arts on economy


The new music and city culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) that to be more compact and focussed than before.

The common theme of this year’s TMW that to enjoy public discussions, an art and design programme, creative workshops for kids and urban space explorations.

Most of the festival was concentrated in the walkable, compact area of North Tallinn, with the main landmarks being Telliskivi Creative City, the Kalamaja district, Port Noblessner and the new building of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) which hosted the TMW conference and the cross-genre audiovisual showcase EKA ÖÖ.

The TMW conference, entitled “The Impact of Arts on Economy,” tonia and Tattarrattat production company.

President of Estonia reception held within the conference.

“30 years ago we did not know what Esto be the safe dock for people who think globally and act globally. Without freedom there is no creativity.”

President’s speech in full:

“Tallinn Music Week is here to 28th March 2020.“

The international audience gathered at the audito the context of the time and its social issues.

“Just like Amos Rex in Helsinki or Fotor Mart Kalm, paraphrasing the slogan of TMW conference.

“The main motivatonian Tourism Board Margus Sameli at the TMW conference. “There were less than one million euros worth of investments made in international culture and sporting events in 2018, but the economic impact of that was approximately 14 million euros.”

One of the speakers topics were provided, among others, by polymath musician Barry Adamson and pioneering designer Malcolm Garrett, acclaimed music writer Zoë Howe, the Head of Independent Label Support at Spotify Jennifer Masset, the logistics manager and pilot of the infamous Fyre festival Keith Siilats, the CEO of Tampere Hall Paulina Ahokas, and the CEO of Keychange and PRS Foundation, Vanessa Reed. In collaboration with the Finest Sounds project, the conference hosted a largest number of participants from Japan so far.

The music festival united the best new artists from all over the world, with more established stars from home and abroad. A diverse range of sounds were represented—experimental future sounds alternated with chart pop, jazz and metal. The most popular events were, among others, the 30th birthday party of Finnish record label Stupido Records, which plays an important part in the Estonian Academy of Arts curated by Üle Heli festival and British record label 130701 / FatCat, and a concert by the Russian neo-classical star Kirill Richter at Kalju Baptist Church in Kalamaja.

TMW is becoming an increasingly important destination, most of all for Estonia, the most foreign artists that performed at the festival arrived from Finland and Russia (14 each).

Tanya Makarova, Co-Founder of Russian music export office RUSH said, “I think that TMW is something like a hub for Russian artists and professionals who want topics and questions that you have not thought about  before.”

In addition tonian Children’s Literature Centre; TMW Tastes, presenting North Tallinn restaurants; and a TMW-special Record Fair.

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Festival visito arrive.

Port Noblessner’s head of special projects Ann Virkus said: “Our aim is to people and the sea, alive in every sense. Arts, promoted by TMW, is the foundation and engine of this development.”

The founder of Telliskivi Creative City Jaanus Juss said that by concentrating TMW in Kalamaja area the festival got more visitors and our restaurants worked at full capacity, even running out of dishes and drinks at times.”

According to more people.

The next TMW will take place on 23rd–28th March 2020.

TMW 2019 in numbers:

170 artists from 28 countries
75 festival venues, incl 18 showcase venues
22 587 festival visitors
956 delegates, incl 456 international delegates
100 international journalists

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TMW conference opening speeches on Youtube.

TMW festival is organized by Shiftworks OÜ together with many partners and co-organizers.

TMW 2019 programme partners:
Jazzkaar ja Eesti Jazzliit, Rada7, Fenno-Ugria, Manka Boutique Pop Festival, Intsikurmu Festival, Station Narva, Kalana Saund, World Clinic, Made In Baltics & Sony Music, Üle Heli & 130701/ FatCat Records, Damn.Loud Agency, Stupido Records, Sveta Baar, HALL, MÜRK, Kasaganaan, Kivi Paber Käärid, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Design Center

TMW 2019 City stage venues:
Viru Keskus, Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), Telia shop at Kristiine Keskus, Tallinn Arts Gymnasium, Balti Jaam Market Humalakoda, design office Velvet, bookshop Puänt, Põhjala Tap Room, Leila Baar

TMW 2019 Tastes:
Trühvel, La Muu, Kaja Pizza Köök, Jahu Resto, Kopli Puljongibaar, Moon, Kolm Sibulat, Bekker Pagariäri, Põhjala Tap Room, Noodle Box pop-up @ Burger Box Bar, Burger Box, Kokomo Coffee Roasters, Sfäär, Fika – Leib ja Kohv, Muhu Pagarid, Kärbes Kitchen&Bar, Homeart, Lendav Taldrik, Kivi Paber Käärid, Frenchy Bistro, F-hoone, Taibaan, VLND Burger, Curated by Bakerman

TMW 2019 presenter: Telia Estonia.

Main sponsors: Nordic Hotel Forum, Enterprise Estonia, Telliskivi Creative City

Partners: Music Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Yandex.Taxi, Postimees Grupp, Raadio 2, Raadio 4, ERR Culture, IDA Raadio, Soundhouse, RGB, aKustikAudio, Kingivabrik, Vita Pictura, Moe Peenviinavabrik, Economy Hotel, Go Hotel Shnelli, Go Bus, Go Travel, Digiekraanid.

International partners: Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Canada, Finnish Institute, British Council, Tattarrattat, Stupido Records, 130701/ FatCat Records, Chimes, Noise Unit PR, Ebba Lindquist PR, Keychange, The Orchard, Finest Sounds, Radio Helsinki, Tiketti, ETEP

Supporters: Ministry of Culture, Tallinn Culture Board, Cultural Endowment, Tallinn Entrepreneurship Board.

TMW 2019 website: Velvet and Festivality
Visual identity: AKU


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