Sustainable Development Goals

Since 2017, TMW has been working with festival partner Telia to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals in Estonia across various activities and programme elements. The keywords of this action have been a caring digital culture, human-centric urban space development, inclusion of marginalised groups, gender equality and environmentally conscious behaviour.

To find a balance between the planet’s limited ecological resources and the wellbeing of its population, 193 countries in the UN agreed in 2015 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) until 2030, both at the state and international levels.

At TMW 2022 we will focus on raising awareness about an environmentally conscious mindset, mental health issues, and the recovery and resilience of the cultural sector. Our activities are also guided by an additional SDG that Estonia has taken upon itself – “The viability of the Estonian cultural space”, which aims at maintaining the continuity and vitality of Estonia as a nation state through culture. The values, methods, behavioural models, mindset and lifestyle that the SDGs bring is a significant innovation in society that can be brought to fruition through culture.

Bringing together representatives from the music and culture sector, as well as institutions, community initiatives, businesses and researchers, during the TMW Creative Impact Conference and the TMW Talks series, we’ll take a closer look at how the music and culture sector can contribute to working towards the aims set out by the SDGs.

We work with the following SDGs. Click on the icon to read more about the specific activities: 

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