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05.08.2016|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture prior to the Olympics: Olympic ideals must remain in place

On Thursdays evening, 4 August the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar headed to the XXXI Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro as the representative of the Government of the Republic. According to Saar, the efforts of all Estonian athletes who have qualified for the Olympics deserve recognition even...
27.07.2016|Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture is funding the proposals of three authorities for purchasing technical equipment

Theatre productions, exhibitions or other things offered in the cultural field mostly require command of the Estonian language. With the support of the proposals round “Increasing the capacity to present other language information” museums and theatres can purchase equipment with the support of the...
Foto: http://www.baltica.ee/
20.06.2016|Ministry of Culture

The Government supports the traditional Baltica festival in Estonia

The Ministry of Culture allocated a total of 40,000 euros to the Estonian National Folklore Council in order to organise the international folklore festival Baltica 2016 in Estonia. The folklore festival, which takes place in June, is focused on the period of summer solstice, in other words, on...
Eesti Euroopa Nõukogu eesistumise logo. Foto: Euroopa Nõukogu
20.06.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonian tricolour hoisted in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to celebrate the beginning of the Estonian Presidency

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar is participating in the flag-hoisting ceremony of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe marking the beginning of the Estonian Presidency in Strasbourg today, on 25 May. This also marks the opening of the cultural programme dedicated to the Estonian...
Balti paviljon. Foto: Balti paviljon, Veneetsia biennaal
13.06.2016|Ministry of Culture

A joint Baltic States pavilion to be opened at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Today, on May 27, the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will open a joint exhibition of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – the Baltic Pavilion – at the 15th international Architecture Biennale in Venice. The exhibition, which showcases the development and future of the architectural history of the three...
Jaanika Saarmets Foto: Erakogu
13.06.2016|Ministry of Culture

Jaanika Saarmets to start working as the Estonian Culture Programme Advisor in Brussels

Jaanika Saarmets will start working in Brussels as the Estonian Culture Programme Advisor for the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union. Her term of office will begin on 1 September (incl.). The term of office for a Culture Programme Advisor is fixed and will...
The Deputy Minister of China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China Tong Gang and the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar signing the film cooperation agreement in Beijing. Photo: Ministry of Culture
19.05.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonia-China cooperation agreement promotes film industries of both countries

The Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and the Deputy Minister of China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Tong Gang signed a film cooperation agreement between the two countries today, on 29 April in Beijing. The agreement facilitates co-production of films and...
The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia Indrek Saar and the Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China Luo Shugang. The package holds a gift from Estonia to the Ministry of Culture of China – a D major small kannel (Estonian plucked zither). Photo by: Ministry of Culture
19.05.2016|Ministry of Culture

Ministers of Culture of China and Estonia confirmed mutual interest in tightening relations

The Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China Luo Shugang and the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia Indrek Saar met today, on 29 April in Beijing. The discussion focused on tightening cultural relations between the two countries and the Minister of Culture of China accepted...
Kultuuriminister Indrek Saar
19.05.2016|Ministry of Culture

Saar: non-taxation of reimbursing employee sports expenses is an investment in the health and quality of live of Estonian people

The cabinet decided to exempt health and sports expenses on employees from the fringe benefits tax in the extent of 400 euros per employee per year as a result of the discussions on state budget strategy for 2017-2020. The tax change will be enforced starting from 2018. One of the goals of the...
Flo Kasearu, "International Fun", 2016
21.04.2016|Ministry of Culture

An Estonian gallery will be exhibited at the reputable Art Brussels art fair for the first time

For the first time, an Estonian gallery will be exhibited at and a wide circle of Estonian art professionals will be involved in the reputable Art Brussels art fair, which takes place on 22–24 April in Brussels. Art Brussels is among the oldest leading contemporary art fairs in Europe and will this...

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