Daina Urbanavičienė

The main areas of activities of the Vice-Minister of Culture include professional art, cultural education, e-culture, artist status, official language, national culture dissemination abroad and international cooperation. 

Curriculum Vitae 

Date of birth 
4 April 1976 

Education 
2019 – PhD student at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
2006–2008 – Master's Degree, UNESCO Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts 
1998–2000 – Master's Degree in History at Vilnius University 

Work experience 
Since 5 January 2021 – Vice-Minister of Culture 
2019–2021 – Chairperson of the Council at the Vilnius Academy of Arts 
Since 2018 – Lecturer at Vilnius College 
February–June 2018 – Lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts 
Since 2015 – Lecturer at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 
2013–2020 – Chairperson of the Council at the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Head of the institution 
2010–2014 – Head of Project Department at Vilnius Academy of Arts 
2011–2014 – Member of the Council at Vilnius City Municipality 
2007–2010 – Director of Special Events and Programmes at Public Institution "Vilnius – Europos kultūros sostinė 2009" (Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009) 

Additional information 
2019–2021 – Member of the Board at the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies 
Since 2018 –Member of the Council at the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO 
Since 2016 – Member of the College at the Ministry of Culture 
Since 2016 – Ambassador of Kaunas 2022 
2015–2018 – Member of the Council at the Lithuanian Culture Institute 
2015–2018 – Member of the Working Group of "Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity" 
2011–2014 – Member of the Committee at the Eurocities Culture Forum 
2011–2014 – Member of the Committee at Les Rencontres 
2010–2014 – Member of the Board at the National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries 

Awards 
The highest award of the Ministry of Culture – the honorary sign "Bring Your Light and Believe" 
St. Christopher's Statue "For Initiatives" changing the face of the city 

Foreign languages 
English, French (basics), Russian

Last updated: 27-01-2021