The “Estonian Culture Abroad” grant programme of the Ministry of Culture allocated 124,912 euros worth of grants to 29 projects in its third application round in 2015.
“Most projects in this application round were well-though-out and prepared with care. It is great to see that several projects have foreign partners who will also contribute to these endeavours,” said Reet Remmel, Adviser of the Foreign Relations Department to the Ministry of Culture.
The application round received 82 applications in a total sum of 815,131 euros. The largest grant sum, 25,000 euros, was allocated to the Estonian National Opera for performing opera productions “Rinaldo” and “Julius Caesar” during the MustonenFest 2016, held in Tel Aviv, Israel. Foreign Estonian association and unions received 6,700 euros in support for their projects. An overview of all projects that received grants can be found on the website of the Ministry of Culture HERE.
The grant programme “Estonian Culture Abroad” is aimed at Estonian artists, culture collectives and creative entrepreneurs, in order to provide the keepers and managers of Estonian culture a chance to reach an international arena and promote the internationalisation of Estonian culture.
In 2015, the total budget for the three application rounds of the “Estonian Culture in the World” grant programme of the Ministry of Culture was 750,000 euros. The grants for the projects of 2016 will continue in the same volume. Information about next application rounds will be published in December.
Adviser of the Foreign Relations Department to the Ministry of Culture
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