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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...
Siiri Taimla visualiseeering pressikonverentsist
03.11.2015|Ministry of Culture

Artistic unions announced the competitions for artist’s and writer’s salaries

Today, on 2 November, Chairman of the Estonian Writer's Union Karl Martin Sinijärv and President of the Estonian Artists' Association Vano Allsalu officially declared the first competitions for artist’s and writer’s salaries open. Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and the representatives of...
Raamatu "Pisike puu" esikaas
03.11.2015|Ministry of Culture

Every Estonian new-born to receive a gift book entitled “Pisike puu”

Today, on 26 October, during a visit to Viljandi County, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar hands over the first baby books entitled “Pisike Puu”, which are meant as gifts to babies born in Estonia in 2015 and onwards. The gift book that aims to support children’s interest in reading and value...
Kultuuriministeeriumi hoone
03.11.2015|Ministry of Culture

Saar: Amendment to the Act contributes to better protection of the cultural objects of the European Union

The Government submitted to the Parliament the draft Act to amend the Act on the Return of Cultural Objects Unlawfully Removed from the Territory of a Member State of the European Union. The amendment specifies the conditions on how cultural objects that have been illegally taken from one Member...
Klaveriorkester Estonia klaveritel Hiinas, Shanghais muusikainstumentide messil
03.11.2015|Ministry of Culture

Nõgene: Agreements concluded on cultural cooperation with China in the fields of music, arts, and film. “Estonia” concert piano is vigorously entering the Asian market

From 13–21 October, Secretary General to the Ministry of Culture Paavo Nõgene and Deputy Secretary General of Arts Hillar Sein were on a visit to China, where they met with the representatives of major cultural institutions of China and concluded significant agreements on cultural cooperation in...
Foto: Kevadel astus Tallinnas üles kuulus Pekingi ooper etendusega “Yangide naiskindralid”
08.10.2015|Ministry of Culture

Visit of the Vice Minister of Culture of China Ding Wei strengthens cultural bonds between Estonia and China

On Thursday 8 October, the Vice Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China Ding Wei will arrive in Estonia for official visit. The guest of honour will meet the Minister of Culture of Estonia Indrek Saar, get acquainted with cultural and educational institutions in Tallinn and Tartu and...
07.10.2015|Ministry of Culture

All conditions for the development measure of the creative sector have come into force

The Minister of Culture Indrek Saar signed the directive on the measure of the creative sector, which states the conditions for raising awareness on creative industries, developing corresponding knowledge and skills, and for increasing cooperation with other sectors. The directive also authorises...
07.10.2015|Government Office

Anu Kippasto chosen as the Estonian cultural attaché in Helsinki

The Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved the proposal of the Ministry of Culture to appoint Anu Kippasto as the next Estonian cultural attaché in Helsinki. A total of 19 people applied for the post of cultural attaché in Helsinki. According to Director General of...