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Minister of Culture Indrek Saar
06.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonia is the first in the world to legislate the storage of digital source materials of publications and films

The Government approved the draft Legal Deposit Act, which Minister of Culture Indrek Saar submitted to the Government, and handed it over to the Riigikogu today, on 10 December. The draft legislation aims to update the submission, collection, and storage of publications significant to the Estonian...
Ministry of Culture building
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Call for submission of candidates for culture and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia

Ministry of Culture awaits candidates for culture and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia of 2015 until 10 January 2016.   Three culture awards will be given for outstanding long-term creative activities, five awards will be given for outstanding works that were presented to the public...
Signing the agreement of common intentions. Photo: Ministry of Culture
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture signed the agreement of wages of cultural professionals for 2016

On Tuesday, 8 December, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Employees' Unions' Confederation (TALO) Ago Tuuling signed the agreement of common intentions pursuant to which the minimum monthly gross wages of a cultural professional will increase to at least 830...
Kultuurisõber 2014 tseremoonia kinos Artis. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Ministry of Culture invites to submit the candidates for the title of Culture Friend

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar announced the competition “Culture Friend 2015”. The title of Culture Friend is awarded to the private persons, institutions, companies and organisations who have made significant contributions to the field of culture or supported the people involved in culture with...
Photo: Vääna Manor School
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Last application round for grant program of manor schools is open

Last application round grant program of the Ministry of Culture for manor schools is open until 11 January 2016. The grant helps to renovate manor schools and develop them as cultural and tourism sights.  Budget of the call for proposals is 148,000 euros. “State grant is meant for the...
The instrument belonging to Triin Ruubel, a concertmaster of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ENSO), is more than 200 years old. Photo: Ministry of Culture
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonian Musical Instruments Fund gives Estonian interpreters opportunity for dignified self-realisation

On Monday, 7 December, a foundation called Estonian Musical Instruments Fund was established under the leadership of the Ministry of Culture and in cooperation with the Estonian National Culture Foundation and Maestro Paavo Järvi. The goal of the Fund is to support Estonian sound art and increase...
Historic ensemble of the University of Tartu Photo: University of Tartu. Photo: University of Tartu
04.01.2016|Ministry of Culture

Historic ensemble of the University of Tartu has been nominated for the European Heritage Label

This week, the European Commission announced that the historic ensemble of the University of Tartu has been selected as a nominee to receive the European Heritage Label. The European Heritage Label, which has been awarded since 2013, is an initiative designed to highlight heritage sites that...
21.12.2015|Ministry of Culture

Project competition aimed at Estonian cultural associations abroad opened

The Our People Integration and Migration Foundation (MISA) launched a project competition aimed at Estonian cultural associations abroad for the first time in order to support the preservation of the Estonian language and culture in Estonian communities abroad and encourage Estonians abroad to...
Mängufilmi "1944" poster. Poster: Taska Film
27.11.2015|Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture allocated 11,000 euros to support the Oscar campaign of “1944” feature film

The Ministry of Culture has allocated 11,000 euros to support the campaign of the feature film “1944” in its pursuits to win an Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. The American Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will reveal the films that are chosen into the top five on January 14,...
Opera “Rinaldo”. Photo: Estonian National Opera
27.11.2015|Ministry of Culture

Estonian culture export to the world receives about 125,000 euros in funding

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...

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