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05.04.2020|Ministry of Culture

Measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 virus outbreak in culture and audiovisual sector in Estonia

Together with cultural and creative sector, Estonian Ministry of Culture is continuing mapping the situation and possible consequences for culture, cultural heritage, audiovisual field, media sector and for sport sector. The overall aim of mitigation and support measures is to preserve the...
Taaniel Raudsepp
01.04.2020|Ministry of Culture

Taaniel Raudsepp will start work as the Undersecretary of the Arts of the Ministry of Culture

Taaniel Raudsepp will start work as the Undersecretary of the Arts of the Ministry of Culture. The competition for finding the undersecretary was conducted by the Civil Service Committee for Selection of Top Managers, which operates within the Government Office and according to the proposal of...
14.03.2020|Ministry of Culture

The government declared an emergency situation in Estonia until 1 May

The government has declared an emergency situation due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world and within Estonia. Unless decreed otherwise by the government, the emergency situation remains in force until 1 May 2020. Until 1 May 2020, theater houses, museums and cinemas will remain...
"Undefined Useful Object", autor Kärt Ojavee
14.02.2020|Ministry of Culture

The Culture Friends of the Year for 2019 are Feliks Mägus and Olerex

Today, on Valentine’s Day, the Ministry of Culture presented the Culture Friend of the Year awards for 2019. The main prizes, i.e. the Culture Friend of the Year titles, went to Feliks Mägus and the fuel company Olerex. In total, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas recognised 23 companies or private...
Elutööpreemiate laureaadid 2020
06.02.2020|Ministry of Culture

The laureates of the achievement awards for culture and sport were announced by the government

Today, the government decided that the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Culture will be awarded to Rutt Hinrikus, Paul-Eerik Rummo and Toomas Rein, and the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Sport will be awarded to Kadri Liivak and Peeter Mardna. The government’s decision is based on the proposals of...
Signing the salary agreement for cultural workers
09.12.2019|Ministry of Culture

Salary agreement: wage fund for people working in the cultural field will increase by 2.5%

Today, December 9th, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas and Ago Tuuling, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Confederation of Estonian Employees' Unions (TALO) signed the salary agreement for cultural workers. The agreement calls for increasing the wage fund for people working at Ministry of...
Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
21.11.2019|Ministry of Culture

Lukas: Culture plays an important role in the sustainable development of the European Union

In Brussels today, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas is participating in a meeting of the European Union’s Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council. The main topic under discussion will be sustainable development and the important role played by culture therein. Among other things, a...
Tartu 2024. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
13.11.2019|Ministry of Culture

All three 2024 European Capitals of Culture have been selected

On Tuesday, November 12th, the decision was announced regarding the third 2024 European Capital of Culture, which had been undecided. Based on the rules, this city is in Austria, and the winner is the small city of Bad Ischl. The other 2024 European Capitals of Culture are Tartu and the Norwegian...
Kultuuriminister Tõnis Lukas
18.10.2019|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas sent greetings to Finnish and Hungarian ministers on Pan-Finno-Ugric Day

Today, 19 October, Pan-Finno-Ugric Day is celebrated in appreciation of the culture and languages of the Finno-Ugric peoples. The ongoing Estonian Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. In the message he sent to Hanna Kosonen, the...
28.08.2019|Government Office

Tartu was chosen as European Capital of Culture 2024

Ministry of Culture Association of Estonian Cities and Rural Municipalities European Commission   Today in Tallinn, an independent commission of international experts decided that the Capital of Culture 2024 from Estonia will be Tartu. In addition to the Estonian city, one city from...

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