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The Ministry of Culture is gathering opportunities to enjoy the Estonian culture during the emergency situation when people have to spend most of their time at their homes. The list is constantly updated. If you feel your business is missing from this list, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, in times of crisis, information is being added on an ongoing basis. The Ministry of Culture emphasises that the opportunities currently available to support the field of culture and sport may not be definitive. The crisis has hit the freelance creative community, which can be supported by the freelance creative support provided by the Creative and Creative Commonwealth Act. In order to bring the law into line with real life needs, there are plans to ease restrictions on who can apply for support in the near future.
The Ministry of Culture will map the magnitude of the economic damage suffered by cultural institutions and organisers due to the coronavirus.
On Tuesday, March 17, border control was reintroduced across the Estonian border, with the European Union initially imposing a 30-day ban on unnecessary travel to and from non-EU Schengen countries. Please check the Ministry of Culture website for the latest cultural news. Unless otherwise decided, the emergency situation established by the Government shall remain in force until May 1.
The expert group on quality architecture and built environment has been set up under the auspices of the European Commission and is composed of experts from the Member States.
Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas said that in the near future he would submit a proposal to the government to exempt donations to the Cultural Endowment from income tax, which he believes will help to bring in private funding.