Financing

The state budget includes creative grants and assistance to creative persons in the field through the Estonian Association of Architects, Estonian Association of Landscape Architects and Estonian Association of Interior Architects; the state also finances the activities of the state-owned Museum of Estonian Architecture.

The Estonian Centre for Architecture, which was established in 2008, gets activity support mainly from Enterprise Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Ministry of Culture, and private donors.
 
A grant programme by the Ministry of Culture – “Development projects in the field of architecture” – finances projects that aim to promote and enhance Estonian architecture (incl. architectural design, planning, interior architecture, landscaping, spatial planning and urban design).
 
International projects are supported by the state through the grant programme “Estonian Culture in the World”. The programme assists projects that enhance the international visibility of Estonian culture and the export thereof into the world, the introduction of Estonia globally through culture, and the creation of wider opportunities for Estonian creative persons. It also helps various cultural groups and creative enterprises to enter the international stage.
 
During the period 2014-2020, the development of architecture is supported by the creative industries measure of the European Union Structural Funds.
 
Architecture studios are enterprises and the Ministry of Culture does not finance the entrepreneurial dimension of architecture but supports the cultural dimension of the field. The state, being responsible for the quality of the living environment, emphasises high level of architecture as one of the influential factors of the quality of the living environment, and carries out Estonia's architectural policy.
Last updated: 15 April 2019