About applying

Applications must be submitted via the online application environment e-kulka. If this is the first time you are applying through this facility, please register as a user. For more information, see our FAQs.

Applications can be submitted four times per year.

  • The deadlines for submitting applications are 20 February, 20 May, 20 August, 20 November. If the last day for the submission of applications falls on a weekend or a public holiday, the deadline is on the very next working day.
  • Applications can be submitted until 12 midnight. Applications received after 12 midnight will be reviewed in the next round.

Before submitting your application, please follow this link and this link to read how the different forms of support are paid, how to apply for support and how your application is processed, and what happens if funding paid out has to be repaid to the Endowment. You can also view the terms and conditions for the specific endowment that you intend to apply to by selecting it from the Endowments drop-down menu above.

Support that is considered to be de minimis aid or state aid is granted in accordance with the relevant European Commission regulations and the Estonian Competition Act. You can check your available balance of de minimis aid in the register of the Ministry of Finance.

Result of your application

After reviewing all applications, we will let you know whether your application has been successful no later than two months following the deadline for submitting applications.

Information about the recipients of awards, scholarships and grants is published on the Cultural Endowment website.

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