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"Undefined Useful Object“, autor Kärt Ojavee
17.01.2018|Ministry of Culture

The Culture Friend 2017 competition begins

On Monday, January 15th, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar announced the start of the Culture Friend 2017 competition. As always, private individuals, institutions, companies and organisations will be honoured who have made a financial contribution or supported activities in the cultural field....
Ago Tuuling ja Indrek Saar
04.01.2018|Ministry of Culture

Salary agreement raises the minimum wage of cultural workers to €1,150

On 2 January, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Ago Tuuling, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Confederation of Estonian Employees' Unions (TALO), signed the salary agreement for cultural workers for 2018. The agreement calls for increasing the gross minimum wage of cultural workers to...
Vasakult: Eva Mustonen, Indrek Saar, Mirjam Reili
30.12.2017|Ministry of Culture

Eva Mustonen and Mirjam Reili were awarded Wiiralt scholarships

Today, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar awarded the Eduard Wiiralt scholarships. This high honour went to Eva Mustonen, graduate student at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and Mirjam Reili, graduate student at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. The Eduard Wiiralt scholarships are intended to...
Meeting between Estonian Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and the French Minister of culture, Françoise Nyssen in Paris, 7. December.  Photo: Estonian Ministry of Culture
07.12.2017|Ministry of Culture

Estonian Minister of Culture Indrek Saar in France: Cultural cooperation between Estonia and France is excellent and strong

Today, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar began a two-day visit to France, which started with a meeting with his French colleague, Françoise Nyssen. In the course of the visit, the minister of culture will open an Estonian design exhibition in Paris, have meetings to discusses film issues, and meet...
Official logo of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Estonia.
07.12.2017|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will participate in the opening of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Milan

Today, on 7 December Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will participate in the European Culture Forum in Milan, where he will deliver a keynote speech. Within the framework of the forum, he will also participate in the official launching of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The objective...
Spordi elutööpreemia laureaat Rein Haljand
05.12.2017|Ministry of Culture

The nomination of candidates for the culture and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia has begun

The Ministry of Culture is accepting nominations for the culture and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia until 10 January 2018. Three culture awards will be given for outstanding long-term creative activities; five awards will be given for outstanding works that have been presented to the...
ROKi president Thomas Bach, kultuuriminister Indrek Saar ja EL volinik Tibor Navracsics kultuuri- ja spordinõukogu pressikonverentsil Brüsselis. Foto: EL Nõukogu
05.12.2017|Ministry of Culture

During the Presidency we reached agreements related to both culture and sport that will shape the future

The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU is drawing to a close; only slightly more than a month is left for Estonia to play this very responsible leading role. Minister of Culture Indrek Saar explains below what the Estonian Presidency achieved in the field of culture and sport, and what...
Konverents "Pictured Futures", 27.-28. novembril Tallinnas. Fotol Barak Berkowitz, Director of Operations and Strategy, MIT Media Lab. Foto: Rene Riisalu
30.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

Keeping pace with the digital revolution will ensure the vitality of the European audiovisual landscape

A two-day international visionary conference, organised at the initiative of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, concluded on Tuesday, 28 November. At the event, experts from the audiovisual and film spheres, policymakers and visionaries discussed how the European media and film industry can retain...
29.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

A Capital of Culture will come from Estonia again in 2024

One of the European Capitals of Culture in 2024 will again be from Estonia. Today, on November 29th, the Ministry of Culture and Association of Estonian Cities announced a competition to find this city.  In 2024, a total of three cities will bear the title of European Capital of Culture: one...
Estonian Presidency Conference "Pictured Futures"
26.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

Developments of the film and audiovisual field discussed at the visionary conference in Tallinn

Tomorrow, on 27 November, representatives of film and audiovisual field, experts, policymakers and visionaries will gather in Tallinn for a two-day international visionary conference to discuss topical issues of the European media and film industry. The conference is organised within the framework...

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