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03 Sep 2010

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia

The Estonian Ministry of Culture was founded in 1953. The Ministry of Culture is responsible for national culture, sport and heritage conservation, it promotes arts, and coordinates the state’s media policy, audiovisual policy, and the implementation of the integration strategy.

National cultural policy is based on the constitutional aim of ensuring the preservation of the Estonian nation, language and culture in perpetuity. To achieve this aim, the culture policy needs to find harmony between the preservation and continuation of culture, on the one hand, and the innovativeness and openness of culture, on the other hand. The state creates opportunities for culture to develop and to improve the accessibility to various cultural events. All Estonian residents must have a chance to create culture and to partake in it.