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Merli Antsmaa

Merli on Pärnust pärit muusikamänedžer ja kultuurikorraldaja. Ta tegutseb festivali Jazzkaar projektijuhina, on ansambli RÜÜT mänedžer, Open Room Agency juht ja Music Estonia liige. Alates 2015. aastast on Merli Eesti Kultuurikorraldajate Liidu juhatuse liige. Kultuurikorraldust on ta õppinud TÜ Viljandi kultuuriakadeemias ning magistriõppes Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemias.

„Viljandi kultuuriakadeemia oli mu esimene ja ainuke valik, kuhu tulla. Mäletan seda paanikahetke, kus hakkasin kahtlema, kas üldse sisse saan ja mis minust siis saab. Õnneks läks kõik nii, nagu pidi minema.

Õpingute ajal käisin fotoaparaadiga ringi ja tänu sellele on nendest aastatest väga palju hetki jäädvustatud – etenduskunstide osakonna eksameid, kontserte, pidusid ja koolisündmusi. Olen neid ikka heldimusega vaadanud. Sain kogemuse olla esinduses ning isegi esinduse president. Nautisin hetki, kus tajusin, et akadeemia tudengid teevad koostööd, oleme üks generatsioon loovinimesi, aitame üksteist, suhtleme üksteisega. Praegu näen, kuidas kõik need inimesed elus läbi löövad ja neil läheb hästi. See on vinge! Eriti hea on, kui saab oma koolikaaslastega koostööd teha. Viljandisse on alati hea tagasi tulla ning hoian ikka kooliga sidet."

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Merli Antsmaa

Merli is a music manager and cultural manager from Pärnu. She is the project manager of the Jazzkaar festival, the manager of the RÜÜT ensemble, the head of the Open Room Agency and a member of Music Estonia. Since 2015 Merli is a member of the board of the Association of Professional Arts and Culture Managers of Estonia. She has studied culture management at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy (BA) and at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (MA).

"Viljandi Culture Academy was my first and only choice where to study. I remember the moment of panic where I began to doubt if I could get in and then what would become of me. Luckily everything went as it was meant to."

"During my studies, I went around with a camera and, thanks to this, many moments of these years have been recorded: exams of the performing arts department, concerts, parties and school events. I've watched those recordings with a tender emotion. I got the experience to be in the student council and be its president. I enjoyed the moments where I realised that the academy's students are collaborating, we are one generation of creative people, we help each other, communicate with each other. Now I see how all these people are successful and doing well. That's awesome! I appreciate when I have the chance to work with my schoolmates. It’s always good to come back to Viljandi. I keep in touch with the school."