Gintautė Žemaitytė


Gintautė Žemaitytė

Vice Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

Date of birth                      1973, Vilnius, Lithuania


2007                                      PhD in Art History, Humanities, Vilnius Academy of Arts

1996-1998                             Master studies of Literary Theory, Vilnius University

1997-1998                             Studies of Art Criticism, Open Society College (Collegium Invisibile Lituaniae)

1992-1996                             Bachelor studies of the Lithuanian Language and Literature, Vilnius University


Professional experience

Since 2016                             Vice Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

2012-2016                              Researcher and lecturer of the Institute of Art Research, Vilnius Academy of Arts

2007-2016                              Lecturer at Vilnius University

2010-2014                              Deputy Director for Academic Affairs of the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore

2011-2013                              Leader of the European Social Fund Agency project “The Digital Database of Study Sources on Lithuanian Language, Literature (Culture) and History for Teachers and Learners”

2009-2011                              Expert of the Group of Lithuanian Language Modules for Grades 9–10 within the framework of the project “Providing Wider Possibilities for Choosing a Learning Pathway by Students aged 14–19, Phase II“

2009-2010                              Director of Public Institution “Lietuviškos knygos”

2007-2008                              Developement Manager of “Open 24”

2004-2006                              Editor-in-chief of Publishing House “Baltos lankos”


Social activities

2016                                        Member of the Council, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts

2016                                        Ambassador of the European Union initiative “Design for Europe” in Lithuania

 2014-2016                             Member of the Lithuanian Council for Culture

2015-2016                              Member of the Scientific Council, Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore

2010-2016                              Member of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Mann Cultural Centre

2009-2016                              Member of the Cultural Programme Organisation Committee of the International Vilnius Book Fair



Lithuanian (native language), English, French, Spanish, Russian


Last updated: 03-02-2020