Amendment of the Performing Arts Institutions Act

In 2016, the Ministry of Culture supported 25 performing arts institutions, out of which 15 were private performing arts institutions. Thus, it needs to be reviewed which regulations can still be used and which ones need to be supplemented, taking into consideration both formal and substantial diversity of today’s theatre landscape.

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Changes in principles of financing sports

During the State Budget negotiations of 2015, the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Finance agreed that the principles of financing sports would be reviewed with representatives of the sports sector.

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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.


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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. 

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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.


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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.

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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. 

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Ministry of Culture

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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. 

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Indrek Saar


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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