In 2018, the Ministry of Culture adopted the Concept of the Culture Internationalisation Policy, co-signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The goal of the Culture Internationalisation Policy is to advance the internationalisation of Lithuanian culture in pursuit of the diversity of cultural expressions, enhancement of the competitiveness of creative products and quality of cultural services, contributing to the development of an open and dynamic society able to perform in an ever-changing world.
The key objectives of the Policy are the following:
1. to develop the professional competences of artists and culture professionals by promoting international mobility;
2. to develop audiences, also in the digital environment, by creating the conditions for cooperation between Lithuanian and foreign cultural organisations, encouraging circulation of works, cultural exchanges and co-productions with foreign partners;
3. to develop the capacities of artists, culture professionals and cultural organisations by promoting their work in a meaningful way at the international level;
4. to achieve integrated coordination of the culture internationalisation policy, and to develop consistently the social, economic and diplomatic values of the internationalisation of culture and their synergies.
The Policy highlights the cultural, economic, social and diplomatic values generated by the internationalisation of culture, setting preconditions at the policy-making level, through the knowledge and experience of the institutions concerned, to move towards focused and result-oriented integrated coordination of actions and related resources, based on established priorities, and the synergies of internationalisation of culture with foreign and economic policy.
The Ministry of Culture coordinates the synergies of the culture internationalisation policy with the objectives of foreign and economic policy with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the Chancellery of the Government. The Minister of Culture forms an Integrated Culture Internationalisation Policy Management Group of the representatives of the institutions as well as experts in the internationalisation of culture.
The provisions of the Concept of Culture Internationalisation Policy are being implemented in the new strategic documents for the cultural sector, annual operational plans of the budget institutions under the Ministry of Culture, and the work regulations of the cultural attaches.
There is no dedicated budget for this measure.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Economy and Innovation
The Chancellery of the Government