Ministry of Culture (Estonia)
|Headquarters||Suur-Karja 23 15076, Tallinn|
|Agency executive||Urve Tiidus, Minister of Culture of 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.
Structure of the ministry
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
Rein Lang is the current minister since April 6, 2011.
List of Ministers of Culture
|#||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Party|
|1||Peeter Olesk||November 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||April 5, 2007||Estonian Centre Party|
|6||Laine Jänes||April 5, 2007||April 5, 2011||Estonian Reform Party|
|7||Rein Lang||April 6, 2011||December 4, 2013||Estonian Reform Party|
|8||Urve Tiidus||December 4, 2013||Incumbent||Estonian Reform Party|
- "Structure of ministry" (PDF). Culture Ministry. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
- "Eesti Kultuurkapitali nõukogu eelmised koosseisud" [Previous Estonian Ministers of Culture]. Retrieved 2010-09-01.