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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...
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...
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...