An updated cultural policy profile for Lithuania is now available, thanks to the enormous efforts of our Compendium expert Audronė Rimkutė.
Below you can find some highlights of recent developments of cultural policy in Lithuania:
- The Government adopted the 2021-2030 Culture and Creativity Development Programme, which outlines 7 objectives for cultural policy.
- In February 2022, the Lithuanian Minister of Culture, the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the Polish Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage signed the declaration of intent on trilateral cooperation in the Lublin Triangle.
- The Culture Support Fund was abolished in 2021 as part of the reform of the cultural policy system.
- An amendment to the Artists Social Security Programme in 2022 establishes the rules for payments in an emergency or quarantine.
- The number of libraries has been gradually decreasing over the last 5 years
- In 2019, 2020 and 2021, individual grants of 600 EUR per month were allocated for promotion of creative activity during the COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions.
Here you can find the cultural policy profile of Lithuania as a PDF file.