The International Arvo Pärt Centre is located in Estonia at Laulasmaa. Although not yet open to the public, preparations are underway to establish both a traditional, as well as a digital archive.
In the future the centre will include a research institute, an education and music centre, a museum, a publishing facility, and the basis for all this will be a completely up-to-date archive, which is being created at the instigation of the composer's family.
The centre will offer opportunities for study and academic research into Pärt's work and music. It will provide a complete overview of the composer's work and allow access to the essence of his creative contribution and written material. The centre also plans to issue grants, publish material relating to Pärt and his work, as well as organise conferences, concerts and master classes.
The development of the International Arvo Pärt centre
I Creation of the archive
The materials relating to Arvo Pärt’s music will be systematised and organised, and the infrastructure of physical and digital archives will be created. A database is designed, materials are digitalised, and the author will supply comments to his manuscripts.
II Development of the International Arvo Pärt centre
The aim of stage two is to prepare the archive, physically and digitally, for the opening to the public. The digitalisation of materials and commenting manuscripts will continue, as will the preparations for the opening of the composer’s museum and research centre.
III Opening of the International Arvo Pärt centre
Starting with the physical and digital archive, the centre becomes accessible to the public. The International Arvo Pärt Centre is operational in all of the intended fields of activity and receives guests from Estonia as well as abroad.