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Young Cultural Figure Award

04.10.2010

STATUTE


The Young Cultural Figure Award, 5,000 Euros, is intended for an Estonian cultural figure aged 35 or younger, whose accomplishments in the field of creative arts have won wide recognition or who has, with his or her works or activities in the field of creative arts, considerably contributed to making Estonia and Estonian culture known in the world.

The award is issued once a year, in spring.

For application, the following documents shall be submitted:

- a written application with personal data and a short CV (name, address, education, professional career);
- a description of creative work;
- recommendations by at least two recognised cultural figures or an artistic association and one recognised cultural figure.

Candidates may be nominated by young cultural figures themselves and their supervisors, teachers, employers, and all associations operating in the field of culture, etc., as well as members of the Board of the Cultural Foundation.

All documents relevant for application for the Award shall be submitted to the President of the Republic’s Cultural Foundation (A.Weizenbergi 39, 15050 Tallinn).

The Young Cultural Figure Award was created in 2002 by Toomas Luman, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Cultural Foundation. He also financed the award from 2002-2011.

The Young Cultural Figure Award of the Cultural Foundation is financed by Indrek Neivelt.


Previous laureates:


2002
- Tõnu Kõrvits, composer; Culture Foundation Award – folk musician Krista Sildoja
2003
- Jan Kaus, literary critic
2004
- Anu Tali, conductor
2005
- Jaanus Rohumaa, actor and theatre director
2006
- Helena Tulve, composer
2007
- Luana Georg, ballerina
2008
- Kristiina Ehin, poet
2009
- Marius Peterson, actor and theatre director
2010
- editor of the Ööülikool (Night University) series Jaan Tootsen
2011
- conductor Risto Joost, special award to the poet, essayist, translator and individual who is shaping a society liberated from prejudice Igor Kotjuh
2012
- jewel artist Tanel Veenre
2013
- pianist Mihkel Poll
2014
- dramatist Eero Epner, special award to gallerist Olga Temnikova
2015
- folk musician Jalmar Vabarna
2016 -
composer and conductor Pärt Uusberg
2017 - freelance artist Katja Novitskova