Based on the decision of the committee at the Ministry of Culture, Peeter Mauer has been chosen to be the new director of the Estonian History Museum. In his new position, Mauer considers his priorities to be making a contribution to both the content and financial activities of the museum and ensuring the smooth merger of the Estonian History Museum and Estonian Theatre and Music Museum into a single foundation.08.07.2018 - 01:22
Amending the Performing Arts Institutions Act
The intention to draft along with the planned changes was sent to the stakeholders in this field of activity in February 2016. Since then, there have been various meetings with relevant representatives.
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Cultural Budget 2018
In 2018, pay rise for cultural workers and youth sports coaches is in store as well as increased number of artists’ and writers’ salaries.
European Capital of Culture
The Estonian Ministry of Culture together with the Association of Estonian Cities announces the call for applications for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2024 in Estonia.
Heritage Conservation Reform
Heritage Conservation Reform is a priority for the Ministry of Culture.
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.
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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