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Lithuania/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.2 Special artists funds

Financing of artists' activities is provided mainly by the Ministry of Culture, the Lithuanian Culture Council (including the Culture Support Fund), and the Press, Radio and Television Support Fund. The Ministry supports artistic projects (festivals, performances, exhibitions, international cooperation, playwrights, etc.), provides scholarships, covers the rent for artists, and finances awards. The Awards include the annual National Culture and Art Awards, the Government's Culture and Art Awards and the Ministry's Awards, the Jonas Basanavičius Award, for which financing is included in the strategic plan of the Ministry. Municipalities have their own funds for financing local artistic programmes or activities, and establish the annual awards for performers, writers, artists, culture and art institutions (see chapter 5.1.3).

Chapter published: 28-11-2014

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