ESTONIA

Merli Antsmaa is currently working for the Jazzkaar festivals (www.jazzkaar.ee, the biggest jazz festival in the Baltics) as a project manager and producer. She is also head of the board of the Association of Professional Arts and Cultural Managers of Estonia and is in the board of couple of other cultural NGOs. She is also part of the official active group of the Estonian Culture Chamber (Eesti Kultuuri Koda). She is active in the cultural field is interested not only in music but also other forms of art. Her company Open Room Agency is a member of Music Estonia and she has a wish to put the agency in more active work. Currently she is managing a band called RÜÜT who just released their second album. Education: BA in the arts management from University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy. MA in the arts management from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.