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Invitation to the info day „European Capital of Culture 2024“
In 2024, one of Estonia’s cities has again the possibility to carry the title „European Capital of Culture“ together with one of the cities in Austria. Estonian Ministry of Culture together with the Association of Estonian Cities announced the official call for submission of applications on 29th of November 2017 with the deadline for the cities to submit their application by 1st of October 2018 the latest.
In order to introduce the criteria for submission of application, Estonian Ministry of Culutre together with the Association of Estonian Cities invites the representatives of the Estonia’s cities and other interested peole to participate at the info day taking place on Tuesday, 20th of February in the press room of the old radio house (Estonian Public Broadcasting).
The programm of the info day is attached. Please register your participation by 14th of Feburary the latest here.
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 supporters for their contributions to culture.
On 6 February, 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 the Commission for National Culture Awards and the Estonian Sport Council.