An endowment is a structural unit of the Cultural Endowment the function of which is to distribute the money appropriated to a specific area of culture by the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment on the basis of submitted applications and on its own initiative (the Cultural Endowment of Estonia Act).
There is also a grand board, which supports inter-disciplinary projects.
The endowment panel consists of seven persons active in the corresponding area of culture who are nominated by organisations of this area of culture. The membership of an endowment panel shall be approved by the Minister of Culture. The term of authority of a panel is two years, the members of a panel shall perform their functions until a new member of the panel is approved. The same person may belong to two consecutive memberships of a panel. Every endowment nominates one representative in the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.
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