About applying

Attention! User accounts have not been transferred in the new application environment and all applicants will have to register as users of the e-kulka environment again. Since several changes have been introduced to the application process, please familiarize yourself with the e-kulka environment beforehand.  

The Cultural Endowment of Estonia supports projects which promote, introduce and popularize fine arts, folk culture, physical fitness and sport. Applications are reviewed four times a year.

  • Deadlines for submitting applications are 20 February, 20 May, 20 August and 20 November. If the last day for the submission of applications falls on a weekend or a public holiday, the deadline is on the first following working day.
  • Applications may be submitted until 12 a.m. Applications received after 12 a.m. will not be reviewed in this round.

Before submitting an application, please read the “Principles of paying award, grant and support amounts and procedure for applying, processing an application and recovery of grants”. Information about the endowment or expert group that interests you is available in the respective “hub” by selecting the endowment or expert group from the upper menu.
As of 1 January 2014, both private and legal persons are able to submit applications only electronically via E-KULKA /by Decision No 7/2012-S09 of the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia of 26.09.2012/

Contact details

When drawing up the application, you can ask for advice from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by phone at: 6 999 150, 52 470 82 or by e-mail at kulka@kulka.ee


After reviewing applications, all applicants are notified of satisfying or not satisfying their application in the second week following the quarter of the deadline for submitting applications at the latest.

Information regarding the allocated awards/grants/support is published on the website of the Cultural Endowment and in Sirp in the second or third week of the quarter following the deadline for submitting application.