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As of today, 1 July, a call for proposals was opened, which finances activities related to the restoration and public use of buildings located in small town heritage protected areas.
In the Year of Digital Culture, in addition to the cultural events that have moved to digital channels due to the special situation, there is also reason to talk about the activities that have already been planned in the thematic year program.
Today, on June 10, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas met with the leaders of the song and dance festival movement. During the discussion with the leaders of the representative organizations, the organizers of the parties, as well as the representatives of the local governments, it was stated that the continuation of the parties has become a critical issue. Therefore, the state has developed a system of salary support for supervisors, which is planned to be implemented from next year, 2021.
Every year, the Ministry of Culture reports on the activities in the field of integration. On 28 May, the Government of the Republic approved the 2019 report of the development plan “Integrating Estonia 2020”. Next year, the sectoral development plan will come to an end. It is time for mid-term reviews and strategic goals for 2021-2030.
The Ministry of Culture opens a crisis aid application round for publishers of periodicals. Its purpose is to ensure the financial sustainability of publishers of daily and / or weekly newspapers, including county newspapers, and the delivery of publications to subscribers in a situation where publishers' revenues have fallen significantly as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
At a meeting on Thursday, 21 May 2020, the government specified post-emergency relief. The new relief directly affects the cultural sector - cinemas, theaters, concert organisations as well as museums.