Ministry of Culture (Estonia)

The Ministry of Culture of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Kultuuriministeerium) is a Cabinet-level governmental agency in Estonia in charge of conducting and organising the country's cultural affairs and policies.

Ministry of Culture
Eesti Kultuuriministeerium
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Ministry overview
Formed27 April 1953
JurisdictionGovernment of Estonia
HeadquartersSuur-Karja 23 15076, Tallinn
Annual budget274.4 mln € EUR (2021)
Minister responsible
Websitewww.kul.ee

Structure of the ministryEdit

The ministry is headed by the minister who interacts with undersecretaries on Fine Arts, Cultural Heritage, International Relations and Cultural Diversity, and Sports.[1] The ministry is responsible for creating favorable legislative and financial conditions for promotion and development of Estonian culture, its heritage, and sports.

The areas the Ministry of Culture is responsible for are:

  • Literature and publishing
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Fine arts
  • Cinema
  • Folk art
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Cultural heritage
  • Creative industries
  • Broadcasting and audiovisual policy
  • Copyright and neighboring rights
  • Cultural diversity and integration
  • Sports

List of Ministers of CultureEdit

  • Lepo Sumera, 10.04.1990 – 29.01.1992
  • Märt Kubo, 30.01.1992 – 20.10.1992
  • Paul-Eerik Rummo, 21.10.1992 – 21.06.1994
# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Peeter Olesk June 1994 November 1997 Estonian National Independence Party
2 Jaak Allik November 1997 December 1999 Estonian Coalition Party
3 Signe Kivi December 1999 April 2003 Estonian Reform Party
4 Urmas Paet April 2003 May 2005 Estonian Reform Party
5 Raivo Palmaru May 2005 5 April 2007 Estonian Centre Party
6 Laine Jänes 5 April 2007 5 April 2011 Estonian Reform Party
7 Rein Lang 6 April 2011 4 December 2013 Estonian Reform Party
8 Urve Tiidus 4 December 2013 9 April 2015 Estonian Reform Party
9 Indrek Saar 9 April 2015 29 April 2019 Social Democratic Party
10 Tõnis Lukas 29 April 2019 26 January 2021 Pro Patria
11 Anneli Ott 26 January 2021 Incumbent Estonian Centre Party

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Structure of ministry" (PDF). Culture Ministry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Eesti Kultuurkapitali nõukogu eelmised koosseisud" [Previous Estonian Ministers of Culture]. Retrieved 1 September 2010.

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