Margus Allikmaa is the new chairman of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

The supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia elected Margus Allikmaa, the current general manager of the Russian Theatre of Estonia, as the new chairman.

“Margus Allikmaa is a top executive with a wealth of experience, who has been deeply involved in the promotion of the field of culture and who, in the supervisory board’s view, can deliver on the objectives of the Cultural Endowment. We expect the new leader to keep the Cultural Endowment reliable, competent, independent and flexible. This way, its role as a guardian of diversity and continuity on the field of culture and sports will be preserved,” said Tiit Terik, chairman of the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.


“Through the years, the Cultural Endowment has become very important in our cultural life. It is probably not an exaggeration to say that there is no author, musician, athlete or coach in Estonia who has not felt the supporting shoulder of the Cultural Endowment. A rich selection of translated literature, the most active creative unions and cultural objects of national importance all benefit from the efficient support of the Cultural Endowment. I am very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to ensuring that the importance of the Cultural Endowment does not in any way diminish in our cultural and sporting life,” said Margus Allikmaa.


Margus Allikmaa has worked at the Estonian Drama Theatre, including eight years as the theatre’s general manager, at Trio LSL AS as the director general and at the Ministry of Culture as the secretary general. From September 2002 to April 2003, Allikmaa was the Estonian minister of culture. From 2007 to 2017 Allikmaa was the chairman of the management board of Estonian Public Broadcasting. Since 2018 he has been the general manager of the Russian Theatre.


Margus Allikmaa will start work on 1 February.