Photo: Ahto Sooaru
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries (TCCI) was founded on May 14th, 2009 by Tartu City Council.
TCCI operates as the coordinator of creative industries in Tartu and South Estonia by providing creative industries related information and training, legal and economic consulting for creative entrepreneurs, as well as business incubation (and pre- and post- incubation) services.
TCCI is located in three buildings in the centre of Tartu (Kalevi 13, 15 and 17). The first house (Kalevi 13) was opened in August 2009 as a creative businesses incubator renting low-budget office spaces for cultural and creative start-ups. The second (Blue House, Kalevi 15) and the third building (Kalevi 17) with more office space and a conference room were opened in 2011 and 2012. Behind the complex there is a large park/picnic area with a small concert stage and a playground for children.
TCCI provides office space for up to 40 companies.
There is a cafeteria, arts exhibitions and shops (Estonian design, vintage clothes) housed in the premises of the TCCI.
TCCI is situated in 5-minutes walking distance from the city centre and various cultural and educational institutions of Tartu.
The Blue House, Kalevi 15