“By supporting creative research, we bring together creative sectors and people with researchers – a great opportunity to conduct practical research in collaboration with researchers and creative people, which will take the development of different cultural sectors to a new level. said Hartmann.
According to information on the official website of the Ministry of Culture, the aim of the grant is to support the creation of new knowledge and cultural forms as well as creative research methods or techniques. The creative research produced must relate to the fields of art, design, music, audiovisual or performing arts, architecture or literature and contribute to the development of culture, society or of the Estonian economy.
The call received 33 separate applications, mostly from Estonian universities and also from one museum. The Estonian Academy of Arts and the Estonian Academy of Music and Drama both received grants to conduct four creative research projects each, the University of Tartu received a grant to conduct two projects, and the University from Tallinn received a grant for a project. The average grant received per project is €37,000.
According to the ministry, a presentation of the projects funded under the initiative will be organized at the beginning of next year, alongside an academic debate, with the aim of reflecting on and popularizing creative forms of research.
The Ministry of Culture also plans to announce details of its next call for applications to fund projects under the scheme in 2023.