The cooperation program of the Baltic Ministries of Cultures has been extended


2018 10 18


Lithuanian Vice Minister of Culture Gintautė Žemaitytė, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture of Latvia Dace Vilsone and Secretary of the Ministry of Estonia Hillar Sein signed an agreement to extend the cooperation program of the Ministries of Culture of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for 2019-2022.

The agreement is aimed to encourage the participation of artists and experts in music, opera, ballet, theatre, dance festivals, traditional culture, films and new interactive space, markets, competitions, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and other cultural events, held in the Baltic countries. It is planned to devote time to literary ties and the promotion of translation. It was decided to continue the Baltic book design competition, to share information and documents in the fields of museology, archival science and library science, as well as sponsor the long-term general project “Summer School of Baltic Museology”. In the field of cultural heritage, we plan to continue close cooperation, paying special attention to teaching cultural heritage and encouraging the participation of society in its preservation.

The Baltic Ministries of Culture pledged to continue providing financial assistance to the international chamber orchestra of the three Baltic countries “Kremerata Baltica” and the new Baltic cultural fund, established this year, work of which should be started in early 2019.

Active cooperation and its promotion is envisaged in the field of planning film and audiovisual production, cultural and creative industries, theatre, dance, tangible and intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO, architecture planning and urban infrastructure. The program provides that the three Baltic countries will continue to cooperate in the field of preserving the tradition of song and dance festivals. It is also planned to continue consultations, comparing positions on the issues, related to international political documents of UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the European Union.

Together with the program, a special list of cultural events, the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) and foreign countries will participate together in, was approved.

For the program and list of events, see: here