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The newly elected Lithuanian Council for Culture begins work

5 June 2017The newly elected Lithuanian Council for Culture begins work

In June 2017 the newly elected Board of Lithuanian Council for Culture began its second term. The Lithuanian Council for Culture consists of ten members and the Chair, all elected by the Lithuanian culture community and submitted by the Minister of Culture to the Government for approval. For the second term the position of the Chair was given to the culture manager Daina Urbanavičienė, while the elected members of the Lithuanian Council for Culture were as follows: actor and winner of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts Vytautas Anužis, representative of national minorities and music teacher Ema Silvija Bojadžian, art researcher Virginijus Kinčinaitis, writer Dr. Rimantas Kmita, art researcher Dr. Agnė Narušytė, architect and winner of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts Rolandas Palekas, theatre researcher Dr. Ina Pukelytė, ethnologist Dr. Radvilė Racėnaitė, art researcher Dr. Skaidra Trilupaitytė, and heritage researcher Dr. Ingrida Veliutė.

On beginning her second term at LCC, the Chair expressed the hope to continue the already undertaken tasks and to further develop the model for project based culture funding. “We will strive to strengthen the culture community’s trust in the Council and to meet its expectations, The analytic materials and conclusions by the Monitoring and Analysis Division, which was established this spring, will allow the Council to promptly react to various processes in the culture field and to the needs of the culture community, as well as to reflect the newest trends”.  Moreover, according to D. Urbanavičienė, the Council hopes to extend and strengthen international collaboration with art councils of European and other countries and to apply their best practices towards solving problems arising in Lithuania.

The Council is elected for a term of four years pursuant to the principle of diversity of representation of the fields of culture and art and of the territories. The composition of the Council is submitted by the Minister of Culture to the Government for approval. The Council consists of ten members and the Chair. During its first term of operation (2014-2017), LCC arranged 302 Council meetings, registered 26,377 projects and grant applications, funded 8,352 projects, awarded 1,019 grants to culture and art creators and distributed in total over 61 million Euros.



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