The Ministry of Culture allocated a total of 40,000 euros to the Estonian National Folklore Council in order to organise the international folklore festival Baltica 2016 in Estonia. The folklore festival, which takes place in June, is focused on the period of summer solstice, in other words, on traditional Midsummer and its celebrations.20.06.2016 - 13:19
Artists' and writers' wage for a writer or artist at their creative peak
The pilot project of artists' and writers' wage enables writers and artists engaged in a liberal profession at their creative peak to dedicate themselves to creative work for a longer period of time and, thus, contribute to the development of Estonian culture.
The Storage Copy Act improves the availability of publications
The main purpose of the draft legislation is to update the submission, collecting and preserving of publications important for the Estonian culture.
Concept of the recreational activity grants
It is the duty of the Ministry of Culture to submit the concept of the relief system for youth recreational activity to the Government of the Republic by February 2016.
Results of the integration monitoring of the Estonian society
On 10th of June the the results of the survey "Monitoring of Integration in Estonian Society in 2015" were presented to the public.
Estonian culture abroad
Over the past two years, one of the most important areas of action of the Ministry of Culture has been to create a favourable environment for the export of Estonian culture.
Area of Government
The area of government for the Ministry of Culture is organising the state’s culture, sports, and heritage conservation activities and promoting the state’s fine arts, coordinating the state’s implementation of media and audio visual policy and integration strategy.
Minister of Culture Indrek Saar
Indrek Saar has been the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia since 9 April 2015. He belongs to the Estonian Social Democratic Party.
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