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.
|Formed||27 April 1953|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Estonia|
|Headquarters||Suur-Karja 23 15076, Tallinn|
|Annual budget||274.4 mln € EUR (2021)|
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. 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
- Fine arts
- Folk art
- Cultural heritage
- Creative industries
- Broadcasting and audiovisual policy
- Copyright and neighboring rights
- Cultural diversity and integration
List of Ministers of CultureEdit
|#||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|
- "Structure of ministry" (PDF). Culture Ministry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
- "Eesti Kultuurkapitali nõukogu eelmised koosseisud" [Previous Estonian Ministers of Culture]. Retrieved 1 September 2010.