Postimees wins Culture Friend of the Year title

February 14, 2017

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar honored 27 companies and individuals who have made the greatest contribution to the field of culture in 2016. The Culture Friend of the Year titles were awarded to Postimees Grupp AS, AS DNB and Nordea Bank AB, which are in the process of merging, and Aare Kaarma.

At the festive gathering in the Ferdinand Hall of NUKU Theater, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar thanked the supporters of culture for their social responsibility. "Thanks to your contribution, we have been able to enjoy some of the most memorable cultural events. These have included international events such as Tallinn Music Week and PÖFF, but also the smaller ones that are constantly taking place throughout Estonia. Communities are stronger thanks to you and the organizers have greater security to continue their initiatives," Saar said.

Almost 80 nominees for the recognition were submitted to the Ministry of Culture, of which 23 Culture Friends, who have made noteworthy contributions, were chosen. The three top prizes, i.e. Culture Friend of the Year awards, went to entrepreneurs who have made exceptional contributions to the field of culture. 

The Culture Friends of the Year for 2016 are:

- Postimees, which has concluded an agreement with the Cultural Endowment of Estonia to sponsor the translation and editing of a series of books called "Open Estonian Book" annually between 2016 and 2020. In addition, the company has supported the publication of Müürileht, the organization of Tallinn Music Week, the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) and several other cultural projects;

- Aare Kaarma, for his contribution to the creation of the collection of string instruments of the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments;

- AS DNB Pank and Nordea Bank AB, which are in the process of merging. DNB is a supporter of the concert season of the Nordic Symphony Orchestra, the concert movement "Born to Be Special" and the "My Orchestra" student program. Nordea is the main sponsor of Tallinn Music Week and the long-term main sponsor of PÖFF.

Source: Postimees