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Museum Rat statue (sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu). Photo: Estonian National Museum
01.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

Last year’s Best Permanent Exhibition was organised by the Estonian National Museum

On January 27th at the Estonian National Museum, ten awards and one special prize were presented at the annual awards gala for Estonian museums. The Museum Council, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, recognised the Echo of the Urals exhibition at the Estonian National Museum...
Kultuuriministeeriumi hoone. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
06.01.2017|Ministry of Culture

New in cultural sphere in 2017: wage increase for culture professionals, additional funds for recreational activities, Legal Deposit Copy Act

Changes brought by the coming year include a wage increase for culture professionals, enforcement of the Legal Deposit Copy Act and other activities that connect various fields, the additional support system of recreational activities will be implemented and other activities that were started in...
22.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

Salary agreement signed: minimum wage of cultural workers increases to 942 euros

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Chairman of the Board of Estonian Employees’ Unions’ Confederation (TALO) Ago Tuuling signed the agreement of intent on wages of cultural workers on 21. December. The agreement stipulates that minimum monthly gross wage of cultural workers will increase to 942...
Tartu Rattamaraton
15.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

European Week of Sport 2017 will be officially opened in Estonia

The initiator of the European Week of Sport, the European Commission, gave the right to organise the opening event of the European Union Week of Sport 2017 to Estonia. The Week of Sport will be launched on 23 September in Tartu together with Tartu Cycling Marathon, where about 10,000 participants...
Indrek Neivelt, the Culture Friend of the Year
13.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

Submission of candidates for the title of Culture Friend has begun

The competition “Culture Friend 2016” has started. The title of Culture Friend is awarded to private persons and organisations who have made a contribution or rendered assistance in some other ways to the area of culture during the last year. One of the goals of the underlying instrument of the...
08.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

Call for submission of candidates for cultural and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia is open now

The Ministry of Culture awaits candidates for cultural and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia of 2016 to be submitted by 10 January 2017. Three cultural awards will be awarded for long-term outstanding creative activities and five awards for outstanding works that reached the general public...
Laste- ja noortekultuuri aasta 2017 logo
05.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

The Year of Children’s and Youth Culture values children and young people as both creators and audience

In Estonia, the year of 2017 is proclaidmed the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture when children and young people are encouraged to participate in the culture and also create experiences themselves. The slogan of the thematic year is “Me too!” and the programme is organised by the Estonian...
Balti riikide Londoni raamatumessi logo
24.11.2016|Ministry of Culture

Visual identity designed to represent the Baltic Countries Market Focus at the London Book Fair 2018

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have agreed on a common logotype to represent the Baltic Countries as the Market Focus countries in the London Book Fair 2018. The authors and designers of the logo at the Lithuanian branding and design agency “DADADA Studio” were the winners of the competition...
Fotol Piret Hartman
23.11.2016|Ministry of Culture

The new Undersecretary for Cultural Diversity is Piret Hartman

On a proposal by the Top Civil Service Excellence Centre, the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar assigned Piret Hartman as the new Undersecretary for Cultural Diversity. The new Undersecretary shall commence work on December 1. Undersecretary for Cultural Diversity oversees integration policy and its...
Pildil: Laulja Jarek Kasar ja Eesti dokumentaalfilmide festivali EstDocs peakorraldaja Kristi Doughty / autor Nicholas Jones, Bokeh Photography.
11.11.2016|Ministry of Culture

Two project competitions launched for Estonian cultural associations abroad

Estonia 100 and the Estonian government’s Compatriots’ Programme both launched project competitions today aimed at providing support to Estonian communities abroad in organising cultural events, and strengthening ties between cultural groups, artists and other creative people in anticipation of...