Culture

Culture newspaper Müürileht looking for new editor-in-chief

16.04.21 NEWS ... Modern culture newspaper Müürileht is seeking a new editor-in-chief. Helen Tammemäe, the current editor-in-chief has confirmed that she will not be continuing in the role.

Two Estonian companies presented with prestigious Red Dot Award

15.04.21 NEWS ... The Red Dot Award is one of the greatest design awards in the world. This year, two Estonian companies surpassed the tough competition - Sheetsplint, and HUUM.

Long-running Tartu cinema shuts up shop forever

14.04.21 NEWS ... An iconic Tartu cinema is to close its doors for good, after 60 years of operations, ERR's culture portal reports.

Tallinn Music Week postponed to autumn

14.04.21 NEWS ... Tallinn Music Week (TMW) will postpone this year's event from June until September.

Culture organizers hope on vaccine passes to increase audiences

14.04.21 NEWS ... As the number of people who have recovered from the coronavirus or have been vaccinated for it grows, the culture sector and event organizers are looking at ways to increase spectator capacities once a vaccination certificate is put to use.

New online radio station dedicated to Estonian rap announced

13.04.21 CULTURE ... On Tuesday morning, Raadio 2 announced www.r2p.ee, a new 24/7 online radio station that is dedicated to Estonian rap music.

Estonian films postpone premiers until summer

09.04.21 NEWS ... Estonian filmmakers have postponed the premieres of films several times due to the restrictions, now, two premieres have moved to the summer: Priit Pääsuke's film "Öölapsed" was postponed to July, Rasmus Merivoo's "Kratt" to August.

International project 'Urban Eco Islands' successfully completed in Aegna

09.04.21 NEWS ... At the end of March, the EU project "Urban Eco Islands" was officially completed on the island of Aegna, which developed a number of environmentally friendly solutions.

Gallery: Mikkeli Museum celebrates diplomatic relations with Spain

08.04.21 NEWS ... A selection of works by the well-known Spanish painter Ignacio Zuloa will go on display at the Mikkeli Museum in cooperation with the Spanish Embassy and the Ignacio Zuloa Museum in Pedraza.

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds seeking singing revolution memories

08.04.21 NEWS ... This summer, Estonia is celebrating the 30th anniversary of regaining its independence. The Tallinn Song Festival Grounds is preparing a permanent expedition in the Visitor Center and is collecting digital materials.

Virtual exhibition opened at Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Center

07.04.21 CULTURE ... The Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Center has made Vincent Tremeau's exhibition "One Day I Will" available virtually.

Estonian Textile Artists' Union annual award winners announced

01.04.21 NEWS ... The Estonian Textile Artists' Union annual awards were announced this week which celebrate the Textile Artist of the Year, Young Artist of the Year and the Act of the Year.

Winners of Golden Record 2021 announced

01.04.21 NEWS ... On March 30, the Golden Record Pop Music Awards were handed out and there were winners in 11 categories.

Organizers postpone youth song and dance festival until 2023

01.04.21 NEWS ... Estonia's youth song and dance festival, planned for 2022, will be postponed for one year and take place in June 2023 due to the pandemic.

Ringvaade: Vastseliina women highlight issue of supermarket food wastage

31.03.21 CULTURE ... A group of South Estonian women is highlighting the problem of supermarket food wastage by collecting food due to be dumped, or actually discarded, from stores, ETV magazine show "Ringvaade" reports.

New ticketing system installed at Pirita Monastery

31.03.21 NEWS ... A new ticketing system and payment machine have been installed at the gates of Tallinn's Pirita Monastery.

Estonian Music Days festival starts April 22, to be online only this year

31.03.21 CULTURE ... This year's contemporary music festival Estonian Music Days (Eesti muusika päevad) will be online-only, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, ERR's culture portal reports.

Tartu Toy Museum showcases children's passion for collecting

30.03.21 NEWS ... Tartu Toy Museum has opened a new window exhibition entitled "But What Are You Collecting?"

Actor Andrus Vaarik leaves Tallinn City Theater after 11 years

29.03.21 NEWS ... Actor Andrus Vaarik will leave Tallinn City Theater after 11 years and move to Endla Theater in Pärnu, newspaper Eesti Päevaleht (EPL) reported.

Theater Award winners announced

29.03.21 NEWS ... On Saturday (March 27), this year's theater award winners were announced on ETV's special program dedicated to Theater Day. The ceremony took place as a television show instead of an actual gala due to the coronavirus.

Estonian conductor and pianist Jaan Ots debuts on Greek Public Broadcaster

26.03.21 NEWS ... Young conductor and pianist Jaan Ots will perform on March 26 in front of Greek state-owned broadcaster's Symphony Orchestra for the first time.

Floridante to perform online to mark European Day of Early Music

26.03.21 NEWS ... On Sunday (March 28) the European Day of Early Music will be celebrated and an online concert featuring Estonian musicians will mark the occasion.

Kai Art Center residency program seeking curators and writers

26.03.21 NEWS ... Curators and writers from the Nordic and Baltic countries are being encouraged to apply for Tallinn's Kai Art Center's 2021 residency program

Estonian Literary Museum looking for new director

24.03.21 NEWS ... Estonian Literary Museum's (Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum) council announced a competitive process aimed at finding a new director. The hope is to fill the post by June 1, ERR's culture portal reports.

Art exhibits make it to Google Arts & Culture platform

24.03.21 NEWS ... The exhibitions elected by the Art Museum of Estonia (Eesti Kunstimuuseum) can now be seen and experienced via Google's Arts and Culture web platform. The exhibition, dedicated to iconography of the Virgin Mary to be found inside Tallinn's Niguliste Church - actually a museum - and also modern museum Kumu's exhibition of Finnish and Estonian female artists' work, can initially be seen on the Google platform.

Costume designer thinks Russian 'Masked Singer' stole her designs

24.03.21 CULTURE ... Fashion designer and stylist Liisi Eesmaa told ETV's "Ringvaade" that her designs for the Estonian version of "The Masked Singer" ("Maskis laulja") were stolen by the show's Russian counterpart.

Film Institute manager: Estonian filmmaking probably postponed to autumn

23.03.21 NEWS ... Even though it is difficult to predict when will the cinemas be opened again, Estonian Film Institute manager Edith Sepp believes that most domestic films planned for spring will be postponed to autumn. It is not out-of-the-question that bigger films will premiere in cinemas in 2022, either, Sepp told ERR's Culture portal in an interview.

Virtual forum seeks to involve diaspora in Estonia's development

23.03.21 NEWS ... A virtual forum will be held to discuss the role the Estonian diaspora can play in contributing to the country's development.

AK: First ever Seto-language kindergarten due to open in fall

23.03.21 NEWS ... A Seto-language kindergarten will open in fall, ETV news show "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) reported Monday night, the first ever of its kind.

Tallinn Treff and Baltic Showcase Festival postponed

19.03.21 NEWS ... The international visual theatre festival Tallinn Treff and Baltic Visual Theater Showcase Festival have been postponed. The festivals will be spread over two years with the showcase festival taking place in 2022 and Tallinn Treff in 2021.

First for Estonian art as UK's Tate collection acquires Anu Põder work

18.03.21 CULTURE ... An art installation by late Anu Põder entitled 'Tongues (Activated version)' (1998) was accessed to the Tate Collection in the United Kingdom, ERR's culture portal reports, along with the original moulds and reproduction rights. 'Tongues' is the first artwork by an Estonian artist to be acquired by the Tate collection.

'Highway art' installation takes the mall to the forest

18.03.21 NEWS ... While shopping malls may be largely closed at the moment, one has been instead opened in a forest in the town of Äksi, Tartu County. The installation is in fact called a 'highway art' ('Maanteekunst'), and reflects the place of the forest in Estonian life.

Tartu 2024 seeking summer volunteers

16.03.21 NEWS ... The Tartu 2024 foundation is seeking volunteers to help with European Capital of Culture 2024 events this summer. Non-Estonian speakers are welcome to apply.

Culture area themes revealed for next three years

16.03.21 NEWS ... Minister of Culture Anneli Ott (Center) has confirmed the culture area thematic years for the next three years. 2022 is to be dedicated to libraries, 2023 to exercise, and 2024 to cultural diversity.

Tallinn releases free Old Town audio tour

15.03.21 NEWS ... A total of 40 historically significant objects were recently illuminated in the Old Town of Tallinn, among others Fat Margaret, Patkuli steps, Kiek in de Kök and Tall Hermann. Now, a free map application and an audio guide have been created for visitors of the light track to learn more about the history of the objects.

Gallery: Estonians across the world participate in language day test

15.03.21 NEWS ... Estonians across the world participated in Vikerradio's dictation test to mark Estonian Language Day on Monday.

Language chamber founded to preserve Kodavere dialect

15.03.21 NEWS ... There are tens of thousands of people in Estonia who speak a local dialect and a new group has been formed to help support one of them - the Kodavere dialect spoken near Lake Peipsi.

Annual Vikerraadio dictation marks Estonian language day, prizes to be won

10.03.21 CULTURE ... This year's Estonian mother tongue day (Emakeelepäev) is being marked by ERR as always with a dictation next Monday (March 15), with prizes to be given out in several categories, including best entry from a non-native speaker of Estonian.

Monument for Konrad Mägi planned for Tartu Town Hall Square

11.03.21 CULTURE ... Tartu city government has announced a contest for a memorial monument for painter Konrad Mägi (1878–1925). The monument will stand in front of a studio named after the artist on Town Hall Square, the last place Mägi lived.

Gallery: Exhibition opened in author's childhood home

11.03.21 NEWS ... Even though cultural institutions are closed due to the coronavirus, it is still possible to visit open-air museums. ETV's current affairs show "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) went to Vargamäe, the home of beloved Estonian writer Anton-Hansen Tammsaare, where a new exhibition has been opened.

US translator on studying Estonian: I tried to switch off my mother tongue

11.03.21 NEWS ... Estonian Language Day falls on Sunday (March 14) and ERR's culture portal caught up with Haapsalu-based translator Adam Cullen, to gauge his experiences in grappling with the language.

Culture sector proposes crisis exit strategy

10.03.21 NEWS ... More than 320 members of the cultural sector – music, art, performing art, museums, folk art, literature, film and cinema – have suggested a crisis exit strategy and presented it to the minister of culture.

Estonian Academy of Arts student's film wins international award

10.03.21 NEWS ... A masters student at the Estonian Academy of Arts has won the best animation award at the Palm Springs International Animation Festival.

Birdwatcher clinches top prize in international competition

09.03.21 NEWS ... Estonian nature photographer Remo Savisaar has clinched first prize in the FIO international birdwatching photography competition, with his composition featuring a capercaillie in the Estonian forest, ERR's Culture portal reports.

Nominations open for Latvian, Estonian language promotion award

09.03.21 NEWS ... The ministries of foreign affairs of Latvia and Estonia have announced the contest for the 12th Latvian and Estonian Language Promotion Award, known as the Languages Award.

New chief-executive of Estonian Author's Society announced

08.03.21 NEWS ... From Monday (March 8) the Estonian Author's Society (EAÜ) will be lead by Mati Kaalep who replaces former head, Karel Rattus.

Variety recognizes Tiina Lokk among most influential women in entertainment

08.03.21 CULTURE ... Variety magazine has named Tiina Lokk, the director of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), as one of 50 women who has made an impact in global entertainment.

Gallery: Uku Suviste wins Eesti Laul again

06.03.21 CULTURE ... Singer Uku Suviste will have another crack at the Eurovision Song Contest after being awarded first place in the Eesti Laul 2021 competition. Suviste had been Estonia's entry last year, but the grand finals were canceled due to the pandemic.

Culture minister: We want to provide crisis exit plan in March

05.03.21 CULTURE ... After more than 251 culture organizations signed a joint statement directed at the Ministry of Culture and government proposing a plan on how the sector can exit the crisis, Minister of Culture Anneli Ott (Center) said the government is planning to present a crisis exit plan in March.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival opens year-round online cinema

04.03.21 NEWS ... Tallinn Black Nights (PÖFF) will launch an online cinema where films can be watched all year round in Estonian territory. The kick-off event will screen five films of the Women's Nights Film Festival, followed by films from the program of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.
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