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Armin Karu - 2017 Culture Friend of the Year

Posted on 07. March 2018

Armin Karu - 2017 Culture Friend of the Year

On March 7 the Ministry of Culture announced the Culture Friends of the Year who included this year both individuals and several major companies. The committee selected the Friends of Culture from the pool of candidates and awarded the main titles of the Culture Friend of the Year.

The titles of the Culture Friend of the Year were awarded to:

Kristjan Rahu and Utilitas

Armin Karu

Heimann family

Turid Farbregd

Rain Lõhmus

Titles of Culture Friends were also awarded to:

Tallink, Jaan Metsalu, the Embassy of the USA, Iv Pluss AS, Telliskivi Loomelinnak, ABC Kinnisvarateenuste OÜ, SEB Pank, Autospirit Tartu OÜ, Elisa Eesti AS, Schuco Eesti OÜ, Trimetall OÜ, Armin Kõomägi, Peipsi Rannik MTÜ newspaper, CEO and Member of the Management Board of Kaubamaja AS Mr. Erkki Laugus, Reval Sport MTÜ, Cobalt law firm, Ramirent Baltic AS, Maivi Kaljuvee, AS Kapital, Naiskodukaitse, Toyota Baltic AS, Silberauto Eesti AS, Jazz Pesulad, Telia Eesti AS, Akzo Nobel Baltics


The festive award gala event 2017 Culture Friend organised by the Ministry of Culture took place in the Maarjamäe Palace of the Estonian History Museum.

The Culture Friend title bestowed annually by the Ministry of Culture is created to provide recognition for notable activities or initiatives that have contributed to the field of culture during the past year. Any individuals or organisations active in the field of culture could put up their candidates.

The awards were handed over by the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar. Entrepreneur Mr. Rain Lõhmus and Akzo Nobel Baltics AS that had supported the arts spoke about the importance and motivation of supporting culture. Music by Kadri Voorand.