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2017 12 21
Lithuanian Cinema Strengthens its Educational Activities

Raising of citizenship, strengthening of national identity and attention to film education – the Lithuanian Film Centre will focus on these priorities while distributing state film funding that has nearly doubled. 

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2017 12 18
Cooperation with Nordic Council of Ministers to Become More Intensive

During the 18 December meeting with the new Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers Helén Nilsson, the Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson pointed out that Lithuania had proved to be a reliable partner of the Council; therefore, now it is important to search for additional support methods for the funding of coproduction in the cooperation of...

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2017 12 11
National Cultural and Art Awards Winners Announced

Winners the National Culture and Arts Prize 2017 were announced at the Ministry of Culture. The solemn ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson.

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2017 12 08
Visit of the Minister of Culture in Berlin: Development of New Cultural Exchange and Contacts with Germany

December 8-10, the Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson is paying a working visit to Berlin. The Minister will be meeting the leaders of cultural and art institutions, discuss new cultural cooperation projects, take part in the 30th European Film Awards ceremony.

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2017 12 07
Funding for the Implementation of Strategic Programs Granted 

The Lithuanian Council for Culture has granted funding for the programme Implementation of the Strategic Programs of Cultural or Artistic Organizations. It is currently the largest funding programme aimed at ensuring successful and ongoing activities of the most powerful non-governmental cultural organizations.

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2017 12 06
Minister of Culture Thanked German Ambassador for the Opportunity to Exhibit the Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania

December 6th, the Minister of Culture met with the newly appointed Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Angelika Viets. During the meeting, they discussed successful cooperation between Lithuania and Germany in various cultural and artistic fields.

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2017 12 06
Implementation of the Memorandum between Lithuania and WIPO has begun

December 5, Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson met with experts from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre, who arrived to Lithuania with a working visit.

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2017 12 05
Minister of Culture Met with the President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

December 5, Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson met with the newly elected President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Gloria Perez-Salmeron.

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2017 11 28
Action Plan for Implementation of European Year of Cultural Heritage in Lithuania Approved

The action plan for the implementation of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018) in Lithuania was approved at the order of the Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson.

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2017 11 27
Lukiškių Square in Vilnius to feature monument resembling guerrilla bunker, forest

A memorial to freedom fighters resembling a forest and guerrilla bunkers will be built in the central Lukiškių Square in Vilnius.

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2017 11 24
Cultural Cooperation Programme Between Lithuania and Georgia Signed

On 23–26 November the Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson is on a work visit in Georgia where she and Mikheil Giorgadze, the Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, signed a cultural cooperation programme for 2018–2020 between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of...

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2017 11 21
Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė – Jonsson: “Cohesive Society is Based on Strong Local Community”

The role of culture in building cohesive societies in Europe was discussed during the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Culture of the European Union held in Brussels. Ministers were invited to speak on how cultural policies could contribute while strengthening the cohesiveness, sociality and citizenship...

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