Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Baltic Music Policy. The policy that matters. Insight to the music policy making process of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

TMW Conference 2023

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If you have to name the latest Baltic collaboration project in the field of music, then among the first to pop up will be Baltic Music Days and Baltic Contemporary Music Network meeting in Cēsis, Latvia; Baltic Focus at MENT Ljubljana, Slovenia; the unique “Baltic Mass” premiere in Vilnius, Lithuania, to name a few. Cultural cooperation between the Baltic countries has always been so natural that we usually don't even notice it. The music of our authors is heard at the festivals all over the Baltic States, we know each other’s most outstanding artists and composers, promoters and organisations, regardless of the music genre. But how much do we know about the background of these success stories?

As part of the annual meeting of the Baltic Culture Committee, the Estonian Ministry of Culture is hosting policy makers from the Latvian and Lithuanian Ministries of Culture, which provides an exceptional opportunity to learn about the policy-making processes in the three countries. What is the role of the Cultural Ministries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in shaping their country's music policy? How do countries support the activities of the music sector and Baltic cooperation? What are the biggest challenges, untapped resources and new opportunities to strengthen the ties and be a good partner to each other and to the rest of the world?


Dace Vilsone, State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia

Daina Urbanavičienė, Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

Taaniel Raudsepp, Undersecretary of Arts at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia


Madli-Liis Parts, Internationalisation Adviser at The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia