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01.02.2016|Ministry of Culture

Increasingly more people take up sport

In the autumn of 2015, Estonian Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Estonian Olympic Committee (Estonian NOC) and polling agency TNS Emor conducted a survey about sporting habit among the Estonian population. The results revealed that 45% of the adult population keep active regularly, which...
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01.02.2016|Ministry of Culture

1195 coaches to receive wage cubsidy this year

In 2016, 1195 coaches who have acquired a higher professional level and who train more than 37,000 children and young people in 369 organisations will receive the wage subsidy from the state. 3,967,029 euros is allocated for the wage subsidy in total. Football, athletics, basketball, swimming and...
25.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

The Government of the Republic approved the creation and supporting of the Narva Vaba Lava theatre centre

On 18 January, the Government of the Republic approved the proposal for establishing the Narva theatre centre. Between 2017 and 2025 the Government will find 250,000 euros for the Narva theatre centre each year when preparing the draft state budget.   According to the Minister of Culture...
Rael Artel. Foto: Taavi Piibemann
21.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Rael Artel will continue as the Director of the Tartu Art Museum

The current director Rael Artel will continue as the director of the Tartu Art Museum in the next three years or until the reorganisation of the museum. According to the proposal of the competition committee the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Rael Artel signed an employment contract for a new...
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11.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Call for proposals launched for “Estonian literature

The call for proposals aims to create favourable conditions for the development of literary arts, make great works of national culture value more accessible, popularise Estonian literature and increase the international aspect our literary sphere. Proposals can be submitted until February 5, 2016...
Minister of Culture Indrek Saar
06.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonia is the first in the world to legislate the storage of digital source materials of publications and films

The Government approved the draft Legal Deposit Act, which Minister of Culture Indrek Saar submitted to the Government, and handed it over to the Riigikogu today, on 10 December. The draft legislation aims to update the submission, collection, and storage of publications significant to the Estonian...
Ministry of Culture building
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Call for submission of candidates for culture and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia

Ministry of Culture awaits candidates for culture and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia of 2015 until 10 January 2016.   Three culture awards will be given for outstanding long-term creative activities, five awards will be given for outstanding works that were presented to the public...
Signing the agreement of common intentions. Photo: Ministry of Culture
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture signed the agreement of wages of cultural professionals for 2016

On Tuesday, 8 December, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Employees' Unions' Confederation (TALO) Ago Tuuling signed the agreement of common intentions pursuant to which the minimum monthly gross wages of a cultural professional will increase to at least 830...
Kultuurisõber 2014 tseremoonia kinos Artis. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Ministry of Culture invites to submit the candidates for the title of Culture Friend

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar announced the competition “Culture Friend 2015”. The title of Culture Friend is awarded to the private persons, institutions, companies and organisations who have made significant contributions to the field of culture or supported the people involved in culture with...
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04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Last application round for grant program of manor schools is open

Last application round grant program of the Ministry of Culture for manor schools is open until 11 January 2016. The grant helps to renovate manor schools and develop them as cultural and tourism sights.  Budget of the call for proposals is 148,000 euros. “State grant is meant for the...