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About us

PLMF Arts Management is a trusted partner for artists/organisations interested in broadening their work internationally in form of guidance, connections, fundraising and/or touring possibilities. 

Partnership Management

PLMF Arts Management continues to steer the NordicBaltic Festival Platform, which is a network for arts and culture festivals in the Nordic-Baltic area. It aims to foster cultural cooperation in the region, raise the capacity of festivals therein, and explore the Nordic-Baltic identity in and through the arts. 

In February 2018, PLMF Arts Management co-hosted 15 umbrella organisations which work in the cultural sector for the inaugural International Arts Associations Congress (IAAC). The meeting in Perth Australia was called to explore commonalities and opportunities for collaboration between the participant associations and to build value for the individual members by sharing best practice and innovation in association benefits.

We have also provided administrative services for the IMMF (International Music Managers Forum). IMMF is an umbrella organisation for a collaborative network of regional and national membership associations (often called MMF) of self-managed artists and managers. With member associations in over 50 countries, networking over 3,000 individual artists and their managers, IMMF connects artists and managers globally to share experiences, opportunities, information and resources. 


During that time we started developing the Music Manager's Forum (MMF) Estonia network as well, which has now been successfully integrated to Music Estonia. For more information and membership options, visit 

Consultancy & Project Management

PLMF Arts Management acts as the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) Hub for Estonia. Among the primary EFFE initiatives is to give out biannual quality labels to festivals in Europe with 1) an artistic commitment and innovative approaches, 2) involvement in/of their local communities, and 3) European or international engagement. Experts from all over Europe assess the applications and decide whether they meet the three criteria. Since 2022 the EFFEA artist residency calls are open for applications annually.

Additionally, we consulted the partners of the Creative Europe international collaboration project "The Bridge" (2018-2022) in the proposal preparation phase, and offers project management services to the Estonian partner PLMF Music Trust. "The Bridge" is a new European network of string ensembles, and a three-day festival which took place in April 2022 in Glasgow (UK), celebrating music for strings. The Scottish Ensemble (UK) is the Coordinator of the EU project, the other partners were Ensemble Resonanz (DE) and Trondheim Soloists (NO).


Artist Management & Touring

In parallel, PLMF Arts Management continues working on the development of the careers of a few selected artists/ensembles and booking tours for various clients.

From 2013-2016 PLMF Arts Management worked alongside the PLMF Music Trust, which was inaugurated in 2003 by the well known Estonian soprano Pille Lill. The aim of the Music Trust is to support the development of talented professional musicians by organising master classes, opportunities to perform, and by introducing them internationally. The Music Trust currently organises around 200 concerts annually in Estonia, including 4 music festivals.


Fundraising in all it's forms, be it corporate sponsorship, foundations or EU/Nordic grants has been an important part of the services offered by PLMF Arts Management from it's establishment.


Clients have included the KRATTfestival - an Estonian event dedicated to uniting young musicians, O/Modernt (Sweden), Festival Valle d'Itria / Fondazione Paolo Grassi (Italy) and many-many others.


Past highlights

Fundraising and concert dates for the "North Around the Baltic Sea" (NABS) project led by Hugo Ticciati to celebrate the 100th birthday of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland. The tour presented top Nordic and Baltic musicians and 5 new commissions from the region in 8 countries.

Concerts for European Union Youth Orchestra in Liepāja (Latvia) and in Kaunas (Lithuania). The European Union Youth Orchestra were touring all the EU member states from 2016 to 2018 within the framework of the project  "Capital Sounds", which was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the founding of the orchestra.

The Orchestra of the Americas residency and tour 2016 which was led by conductors Carlos Miguel Prieto (Mexico) and Benjamin Zander (UK/USA), soloists Gautier Capuçon (cello), Alexandra Soumm (violin) and Irina Zahharenkova (piano). A two week residency in Tallinn and a total of 6 concerts in Tallinn, Tartu and Rapla County were held, followed by a tour through the Baltics and Poland. Many Estonian young and top musicians took part of the cooperation project. Additionally in the summer of 2019 booking the orchestra to play in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Artists'/ensembles' successes: Bass Pavlo Balakin's Dottore Genvil at Opera di Firenze (summer 2016) as well as Attila (November 2016) and Tannhäuser (January 2017) at Teatro La Fenice. Virgo Veldi (saxophone) and Trio Hemeis at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival (March 2018). Vox Clamantis at the Cervantino Festival (2019) as well as SPOT Groningen and Brugge Concertgebouw (December 2022). Conductor Benjamin Haemhouts' debut with L'Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (February 2023).

Hosting a delegation of 50 classical music industry key players in Tallinn for a day after IAMA’s (International Artist Managers’ Association) yearly conference which took place in Helsinki in 2015. The day included a networking lunch, sightseeing, a showcase programme of Estonia's classical talents as well as a concert of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and networking reception.

Leading international relations for Camerata Nordica, Sweden's leading chamber orchestra over a period of three years. This included managing a project called Emerging classical talent in the EU in the context of the European culture program. In cooperation with partners from Sweden, Italy and Great Britain three grandiose concerts were prepared and presented in all aforementioned countries. Four musicians were included in the project from Estonia – soprano Pille Lill, cellist Andreas Lend, flutist Oksana Sinkova and saxophonist Virgo Veldi. From Estonian composers the program included a piece called “Prayer” by Galina Grigorjeva for saxophone and string orchestra. The project took place in 2013/2014. Since the year 2014 was announced as the Year of the Brain in Europe then the projects goal in addition to the international cooperation of musicians and composers was to direct attention to the positive effect of classical music to the human brain.

Partnership with the EU funded project MMAA = The Music Magazine and Artist App (MMAA) which is designed to develop new ways to create sustainable business models for: i) digital music services, ii) digital audience development platforms (i.e. music magazines, music venues), and iii) providers of artist services (i.e distributors of recordings including record labels, and promoters of live shows).

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