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Individual, Mobility grants, and Emerging Artist Grants

Lithuanian Council for Culture awards individual, mobility, and emerging artist grants to culture and art creators.

To be eligible for the grant, candidates have to be adult culture or art creators, whose object of activity is Lithuanian art and culture and their promotion. Applications for grants may be submitted by the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania as well as citizens of other EU Member States or third countries, however, the application must be completed in Lithuanian. All the application appendices must be also submitted in or translated into Lithuanian. It is advised to have partners in Lithuania who could help with the application process. Please check the open calls for grants in Lithuanian here: Candidates may apply only for one specific type of grant.

Grants for culture and art creators application evaluation description (in Lithuanian)

Individual grants

Individual grants are awarded to support individual artistic expression of culture or art creators. Individual grants of €800 per month may be awarded for a maximum of 24 months. The awarded grant payment starts from January of the following year. Applications for individual grants may be submitted annually from September 1 to September 30.

Mobility grants

Mobility grants are awarded for strenghtening international cooperation and partnerships of culture and art creators, as well as improving professional skills of culture or art creators, in particular, for participating in traineeship programs, courses, conferences, symposiums and other activities abroad. Mobility grants may also be used for covering the costs of creative residency or masterclasses. Mobility grants may be awarded for a maximum of 6 months. The grant of up to €4,800 is paid out after signing an agreement.

Applications for mobility grants are accepted three times a year:

Emerging Artist Grants

The Emerging Artist Grant aims to support beginner artists in their cultural and creative activities. The Emerging Artist Grant of €800 per month may be awarded for a maximum of 24 months. The awarded grant payment starts from January of the following year. Applications for Emerging Artist Grants may be submitted annually from September 1 to September 30.

Applications for the Emerging Artist Grant are open to Lithuanian cultural creators and artists of full age, as well as to foreign citizens (granted they have a residence permit or create art related to Lithuanian culture, its representation, and dissemination). Another prerequisite for the grant is that applicants must have completed their education at a university or non-university higher education institution or have pursued a creative professional activity within the last 5 years (no more than 5 years). In the “Required Documents” section of the application, applicants must enclose a document proving they have completed university or non-university higher education within the last 5 years, or a cover letter attesting to their experience of professional creative activity carried out independently for no more than the last 5 years.

Agreements and reports

After being awarded an individual, mobility and emerging artist grant, the candidate must, within 20 working days, fill in and sign an agreement form (in Lithuanian) for the type of the grant awarded (individual, mobility and emerging artist grant). Agreement forms for grants are generated through online access. The candidate must send a printed and signed copy of the agreement to the Lithuanian Council for Culture by registered mail (Naugarduko g. 10, LT-01309 Vilnius, Lithuania) or send an electronically signed agreement (ADOC) by e-mail. 

The report for the grant received must be submitted no later than 20 working days from the end date of the activity period, as defined in the agreement terms. The report for the grant received does not need to include copies of documents for justifying expenditure. The report form is generated through online access.