Within the Estonian Government, the Ministry of Culture is responsible for organising and coordinating state cultural policy. The task of the Ministry of Culture is to make sure that necessary and favourable conditions, both legislative and financial, are created for the functioning of culture, heritage and sports from the culture professionalsí as well as the general publicís point of view.
The mission of the Ministry of Culture is to support the maintaining of the Estonian national identity by valuing, preserving, developing, acknowledging and promoting Estonian fine arts, cultural heritage and sports in Estonia and abroad, supporting both professional and amateur activities in creativity and sport.
The areas the Ministry of Culture is responsible for are:
Literature and Publishing
Broadcasting and Audiovisual Policy
Copyright and Neighboring Rights
Cultural Diversity and Integration
For further information on each area of responsibility, please refer to the menu on the left.