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08.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

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...
Laste- ja noortekultuuri aasta 2017 logo
05.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

The Year of Children’s and Youth Culture values children and young people as both creators and audience

In Estonia, the year of 2017 is proclaidmed the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture when children and young people are encouraged to participate in the culture and also create experiences themselves. The slogan of the thematic year is “Me too!” and the programme is organised by the Estonian...
Balti riikide Londoni raamatumessi logo
24.11.2016|Ministry of Culture

Visual identity designed to represent the Baltic Countries Market Focus at the London Book Fair 2018

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have agreed on a common logotype to represent the Baltic Countries as the Market Focus countries in the London Book Fair 2018. The authors and designers of the logo at the Lithuanian branding and design agency “DADADA Studio” were the winners of the competition...
Fotol Piret Hartman
23.11.2016|Ministry of Culture

The new Undersecretary for Cultural Diversity is Piret Hartman

On a proposal by the Top Civil Service Excellence Centre, the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar assigned Piret Hartman as the new Undersecretary for Cultural Diversity. The new Undersecretary shall commence work on December 1. Undersecretary for Cultural Diversity oversees integration policy and its...
Pildil: Laulja Jarek Kasar ja Eesti dokumentaalfilmide festivali EstDocs peakorraldaja Kristi Doughty / autor Nicholas Jones, Bokeh Photography.
11.11.2016|Ministry of Culture

Two project competitions launched for Estonian cultural associations abroad

Estonia 100 and the Estonian government’s Compatriots’ Programme both launched project competitions today aimed at providing support to Estonian communities abroad in organising cultural events, and strengthening ties between cultural groups, artists and other creative people in anticipation of...
Reti Saksa miniskulptuur „Ühiskonna õis“. Foto Kultuuriministeerium
10.10.2016|Ministry of Culture

Competition for the honorary title “Citizen of the Year 2016” has begun

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar announced the competition for the “Citizen of the Year” honorary title. The Citizens Day motto for 2016 is “Creating new horizons”, which implies to the importance of an open mind and that of knowledge necessary for the development of society.   Only an...
"The Fencer"(2015), Director: Klaus Härö. Photo: Making Movies, KickFilm и Allfilm 2015
29.09.2016|Ministry of Culture

Support scheme for films to be increased to one million euros

According to the cultural budget for 2017, agreed upon in the government coalition, the volume of Film Estonia support scheme for producing films and series involving foreign financing, will be increased from the previous 500,000 euros to 1 million euros. The aim of Film Estonia support scheme is...
23.09.2016|Ministry of Culture

The wage fund of culture professionals to increase 3.3% this coming year

The wage fund of culture professionals with higher education will increase by 3.3% in 2017. The government has therefore decided that culture, alongside teachers and workers in the fields of social welfare and internal security, is once again among the priorities of the state. The increase in the...
 Martynas Mažvydase nimeline Leedu Rahvusraamatukogu
23.09.2016|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture on a visit to Lithuania: Cooperation with other Baltic states empowers Estonian culture in the world

Today, on September 2, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will be on a visit to Vilnius, where he will attend the grand reopening of the newly renovated Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. Matters concerning cultural cooperation between Estonia and Lithuania will be the main topic of...
23.09.2016|Ministry of Culture

The State plans to modernize the home of Dance Festivals – the Kalev Stadium

The Government has decided to allocate 7 million euros to the renovation of the Kalev Stadium in Tallinn. The home of nationwide Dance Festivals will have a new look by 2019, when the stadium will host the 20th dance festival and which marks the 150th anniversary of the first song festival. A...