European Structural Funds open up new opportunities for the music sector


2021 09 10

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Vice-Minister of Culture Vygintas Gasparavičius and Advisor to the Minister of Culture Deimantė Zutelienė attended the conference “What‘s Next in Music“, where they presented the possibilities provided to the music sector by the European Structural Funds and participated in the discussion “EU Funding Opportunities in the Time of Change“.

Globalization, digital transformation, and the pandemic are challenges but they can also be great opportunities for the music sector, which is currently experiencing the most significant changes of all time. The conditions are changing for how music is made and how it is listened to, and new models for activities and business are created.

“It is required to think globally and operate at the European Union’s level in order for the music sector of Lithuania to remain competitive in the global market and make use of the opportunities that are opening up”, Vice-Minister of Culture Vygintas Gasparavičius said.

The Ministry of Culture is working on several fronts in order to meet the needs of the music sector: in the areas of copyright modernisation, increasing access to legal content, direct funding, presentation of authors and performers abroad, and promotion of cultural and creative industries. For the first time, the possibilities of the European Structural Funds are provided not only for cultural infrastructure projects but also for the development of new products and services.

Photo by the conference organisers