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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 in 2016. Proposals for the selection of candidates for cultural awards may be submitted by artistic associations, former award laureates or local governments and other legal persons with their statutes involving cultural and educational activities.
Two sports awards will be awarded for lifetime achievements and six awards for achievements in 2016. Proposals may be submitted by the ministries, county and local governments, sports organisations and other legal persons and institutions with their statutes involving sports activities.
Please submit your candidates for both cultural and sports awards on an application form available on the website of the Ministry of Culture. Please send the signed application to the Ministry of Culture (Suur-Karja 23, 15076 Tallinn) or forward it in a digitally signed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 January 2017.
Cultural and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia will be handed over at the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
The 2015 cultural awards for long-term outstanding creative activities were awarded to Jaan Kaplinski, Ülo Vilimaa, and Veljo Kaasik. The sports awards for lifetime achievements were awarded to Selma Multer and Erika Salumäe.
At today’s August 30th meeting, the government approved the draft of the new Heritage Conservation Act and will send it to the Riigikogu for further discussion and decision-making. The new Heritage Conservation Act will greater a greater balance between the responsibilities of the owners and state in this field of activity and will pay more attention to the needs of the owners.
On Thursday, August 30th, the government decided to provide up to €10 million in funding of the future Estonian Capital of Culture. The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, will submit the application for the funding for the Capital of Culture next spring, when the planning for the national budgetary strategy for 2021 to 2024 will start.