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). 

The structure of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia includes 8 endowments: 

  • literature           
  • dramatic art
  • music                    
  • audio-visual art
  • visual and applied arts 
  •  folk culture
  • architecture       
  • physical fitness and sport
  • and also 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 membership 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.

Information for applicants:

The operation of the endowment is coordinated by a  Curator of Endowment that gives information about the application, allocation decisions and reporting.

More detailed information about reporting is given by the report monitoring specialists.

Information amount and contact details of office employees is available here

You can submit an application electronically via E-KULKA. If you have any questions, please contact the Curator of Endowment or the office of the Cultural Endowment at 6999 150; kulka@kulka.ee