8.1.3 Grants, awards, scholarships
A special programme of state awards in literature, art and architecture (2 878 800 GEL in 2005), as well as a programme for the support of gifted children and teenagers, now operates in Georgia.
Art workers awards are as follows:
These awards are given for exclusive achievements in various fields of culture and art. The candidates are nominated by the Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport. Decisions on awards are made by the State Committee for Honor Awards at the President's Administration.
The following awards are given by the Committee for State Awards in literature, art and architecture:
Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport gives the following awards in drama and music – for vocal ensembles, opera and Estrada singers and folklorists.
In addition to the State Awards, there are awards given by the Union of Theatre Workers – K. Marjanishvili Award and S. Akhmeteli Award (every 2 years); by the Artists' Union – the award for the best piece of the year, the prize for the best gallery of the year; by the music society – Z. Paliashvili award (every 4 years) and the S. Tsintsadze award for the best music ensemble (every 4 years).