The new music and city culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) that took place in the capital of Estonia last week explored economic benefits of the arts and affirmed North Tallinn as the new creative city district. The 11th edition of the festival proved to be more compact and focussed than before.
The common theme of this year’s TMW that took place from 25th to 31st of March was the impact of arts on economy. In addition to the music programme and the conference, visitors were able 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.