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Berk Vaher: Tartu shares Arts of Survival with Europe for 2024

Estonia is wondering now: who are we in European future and which route can we help it take? More will be known by the end of August when a 2024 European Capital of Culture is designated from Estonia. Already in the preselection feedback, the international expert jury made it clear that expectations go beyond the bidding cities’ hopes for their own gain and success. The verdict also largely depends on the boost they give their broader regions. Equally if not more vital, though, is how the bidding programmes relate to Europe – how the cities are ready to handle issues shared by many European cities and regions.

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Tartu 2024 Thank You Party on 31 August in the Widget Factory

On 28 August, after the Tartu 2024 team presents our bid book "Arts of Survival" to the international jury, they will decide whether Tartu & Southern Estonia will become the European Capital of Culture 2024. Regardless of the result, on 31 August Tartu 2024 invites all Tartuvians, Southern Estonians, and our guests to the Widget Factory (Aparaaditehas) to celebrate the finale of those inspiring years of being a candidate city.
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Tartu 2024 to Open Popular Tartu Love Film Festival

The opening of the 14th Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuFF will be as special as usual. This time, a Tartu 2024 synthesis of a film collage and live dancing is expected to pay hommage to the cinematographic charm of Southern Estonia.
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Tartu Submits Bid Book to International Jury

On Wednesday, the City of Tartu presented their bid book for the final round of the 2024 European Capital of Culture selection, to be evaluated by an international panel of experts. The bid, titled “Arts of Survival”, was created in cooperation of Tartu and 19 Southern Estonian municipalities. It consists of an artistic concept, cultural, social and educational programmes, and action plans for carrying out and marketing the intended Capital of Culture.
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