After a two-year journey that started in the fall of 2017 when the city council of Tartu voted to apply for being the European Capital of Culture for 2024, the official announcement they were awarded this prestigious distinction came on August 28 of 2019. This journey has 4 more years to go and has only just began. Tartu is not the first Estonian city to win this title as Tallinn held it in 2011. The choice for 2024 came down to Tartu and Narva with Narva losing out. The questions are how did Tartu navigate the process to win, how do prominent artists in Tartu feel about it, and what are th...
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