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"The Fencer"(2015), Director: Klaus Härö. Photo: Making Movies, KickFilm и Allfilm 2015
29.09.2016|Ministry of Culture

Support scheme for films to be increased to one million euros

According to the cultural budget for 2017, agreed upon in the government coalition, the volume of Film Estonia support scheme for producing films and series involving foreign financing, will be increased from the previous 500,000 euros to 1 million euros. The aim of Film Estonia support scheme is...
23.09.2016|Ministry of Culture

The wage fund of culture professionals to increase 3.3% this coming year

The wage fund of culture professionals with higher education will increase by 3.3% in 2017. The government has therefore decided that culture, alongside teachers and workers in the fields of social welfare and internal security, is once again among the priorities of the state. The increase in the...
 Martynas Mažvydase nimeline Leedu Rahvusraamatukogu
23.09.2016|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture on a visit to Lithuania: Cooperation with other Baltic states empowers Estonian culture in the world

Today, on September 2, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will be on a visit to Vilnius, where he will attend the grand reopening of the newly renovated Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. Matters concerning cultural cooperation between Estonia and Lithuania will be the main topic of...
23.09.2016|Ministry of Culture

The State plans to modernize the home of Dance Festivals – the Kalev Stadium

The Government has decided to allocate 7 million euros to the renovation of the Kalev Stadium in Tallinn. The home of nationwide Dance Festivals will have a new look by 2019, when the stadium will host the 20th dance festival and which marks the 150th anniversary of the first song festival. A...
05.08.2016|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture prior to the Olympics: Olympic ideals must remain in place

On Thursdays evening, 4 August the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar headed to the XXXI Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro as the representative of the Government of the Republic. According to Saar, the efforts of all Estonian athletes who have qualified for the Olympics deserve recognition even...
27.07.2016|Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is funding the proposals of three authorities for purchasing technical equipment

Theatre productions, exhibitions or other things offered in the cultural field mostly require command of the Estonian language. With the support of the proposals round “Increasing the capacity to present other language information” museums and theatres can purchase equipment with the support of the...
20.06.2016|Ministry of Culture

The Government supports the traditional Baltica festival in Estonia

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...
Eesti Euroopa Nõukogu eesistumise logo. Foto: Euroopa Nõukogu
20.06.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonian tricolour hoisted in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to celebrate the beginning of the Estonian Presidency

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar is participating in the flag-hoisting ceremony of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe marking the beginning of the Estonian Presidency in Strasbourg today, on 25 May. This also marks the opening of the cultural programme dedicated to the Estonian...
Balti paviljon. Foto: Balti paviljon, Veneetsia biennaal
13.06.2016|Ministry of Culture

A joint Baltic States pavilion to be opened at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Today, on May 27, the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will open a joint exhibition of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – the Baltic Pavilion – at the 15th international Architecture Biennale in Venice. The exhibition, which showcases the development and future of the architectural history of the three...
Jaanika Saarmets Foto: Erakogu
13.06.2016|Ministry of Culture

Jaanika Saarmets to start working as the Estonian Culture Programme Advisor in Brussels

Jaanika Saarmets will start working in Brussels as the Estonian Culture Programme Advisor for the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union. Her term of office will begin on 1 September (incl.). The term of office for a Culture Programme Advisor is fixed and will...