Audronė Rimkutė is an associate professor of Cultural Policy and Philosophy at the Institute of Social Sciences and Applied Informatics at Vilnius University. She obtained a PhD in Philosophy at Vilnius University in 2005 with a dissertation on “The Idea of Social Epistemology in Postanalytic Philosophy”. In 2006 she started to work at Vilnius University as an assistant of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies and extended her fields of interests to the cultural policy. Since then she has published a range of articles and papers on topics ranging from cultural and creative industries to the democracy in cultural politics and has worked as an expert and consultant in various organisations. Her current research focuses on autonomy of the art and cultural organisations and their relation to political institutions.