Major changes for 2021:
- With the amendment to the law, from 18 April 2021, those who received creative support last year will also be able to apply for support (normally, there must be a two-year break between two creative support).
- From 18 April 2021, a freelance creative person is also entitled to creative support if he or she has received income under a contract under the law of obligations or an incapacity benefit or a partial incapacity pension of up to € 584 (normally € 292) in the month before the creative support is paid.
- From 18 April 2021, in addition to the creative support, a creative person may earn up to € 584 (normally € 292) per month in one month's income under a contract under the law of obligations or an incapacity benefit or a partial incapacity pension.
Another important change is that persons who are not members of creative unions can start submitting applications for creative support in the information processing information system https://toetused.kul.ee/et/login, where you can log in using an ID card, Mobile ID or Smart-ID. The Ministry of Culture will in future process the applications of persons who are not members of creative unions.More information on the Cultural Ministry webpage.