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2018 01 12
The Parliament Approved the Draft Law on Provision of Information to the Public

The Parliament approved the Draft Law on Provision of Information to the Public prepared by the Ministry of Culture. The main objectives of the draft law are increased transparency of public information environment and reduced likelihood of corruption. The discussions regarding the draft law lasted for half a year, and the draft was coordinated...

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2018 01 11
Minister of Culture: “We are Strengthening Culture as an Indispensable Tool for Daily Development and Civic Education of People”

“The past year was full of urgent and significant tasks, still, the key goals have been achieved,” the Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson noted during the press conference while presenting the work done by the Ministry in 2017 and the plans for 2018.

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2018 01 10
World-class National Concert Hall to be Established on Tauras Hill in Vilnius

A contemporary concert hall will appear instead of the present trade union building on the Tauras Hill in Vilnius. The Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson and the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius have signed a Letter of Intent which outlines an obligation to establish infrastructure for the national concert hall services in this...

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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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