Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson

Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson

Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

 

 

 

 

Date of birth                    Born in 1966, Klaipėda

 

Education

1995 – 1997                      MA degree at Acting and Theatre directing studies at The World Theatre Training Institute, Berlin

1987 – 1992                      BA degree at Theatre directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

 

Professional experience

2016 - present                  The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

2012 - 2016                       The Head of the Division for Film Promotion, Information and Heritage, Lithuanian Film Centre under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

2008 - 2012                       Cultural attaché of the Republic of Lithuania for the Kingdom of Denmark, to the Republic of Iceland, and to the Kingdom of Norway, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Kingdom of Denmark and to the Republic of Iceland

1999 - 2008                       Cultural attaché of the Republic of Lithuania to for the Kingdom of Sweden, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Kingdom of Sweden 

1997 - 1998                       Project leader for establishing the Baltic Cultural Centre at Hässelby Castle, Stockholm

1997 - 2003                       Vice-chairwoman and chairwoman of the Association for Baltic-Nordic Cultural Exchange

1993 - 1998                       Freelance contributor for Baltic Media Ltd, Stockholm

1994 - 1997                       Actress at the theatre company Cinnober, Stockholm 

1992 - 1999                       The Head of the Chancery, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Kingdom of Sweden

1991 - 1992                        Journalist at Sveriges Radio, Sweden

1987 - 1991                       Actress at the theatre company Pilies teatras (Castle Theatre), Klaipėda

1986 - 1987                       Artistic director, Klaipėda Construction Trust House of Culture 

 

Social activities

2003 - 2016                       A member of expert board at the international poetry festival “Poetinis  Druskininkų ruduo” (The poetic autumn of Druskininkai)

2001 - 2016                       A member of the editorial board of the cultural magazine Kultūros barai (Cultural Realms)

1999 - 2003                       The Head of the Baltic - North countries’ association of cultural exchanges

                                     

Other

Lithuanian (native language), Swedish, English, Danish, Russian.

 

 

 

Last updated: 03-05-2017