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Culture

Culture

 

The Programme “Culture” aims to solve three main challenges identified in the culture sector in Lithuania:

  • uneven access to culture across the country,
  • lack of skills and capacity for cultural heritage preservation and management,
  • and low level of local cultural entrepreneurship.

Thus, the purpose of the Programme is to strengthen social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management, while encouraging bilateral cooperation with donor project partners.

Programme title Culture
Programme code LT04
Programme grant A total of EUR 8 235 294 in funding has been allocated to the program, of which EUR 7 000 000 is an EEA grant, with the remainder coming from the national budget.
Programme contract day 2019 June 19
Programme implementation period The deadline for the implementation of projects under the program is 2024. April 30
The end of the program is 2024. 31 December
Programme Partner(s) Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Riksantikvaren (Ra)
Arts Council Norway, ACN
 

To help improve access to culture, with the Open Call 1 “Supporting access to culture and strengthening cultural education” the Programme aims to increase the mobility of art and culture to reach excluded areas, including those with a high density of national minorities. To enhance cultural heritage management, a pre-defined projects “FIXUS” will establish three mobile teams which will reach out to local communities to introduce the practice of preventive maintenance of cultural monuments.

Further, with the Open Call 2 “Supporting local cultural entrepreneurship” the Programme will pilot the creative placemaking approach, an innovative, community-driven approach building on cross-sectoral partnerships. It promotes cultural entrepreneurship and regeneration to better harness local cultural resources for the benefit of local development. In addition, cooperation in the area of culture will contribute to further development of fostering bonds between cultural players in Lithuania and the Donor States.

What will the programme achieve and who are the beneficiaries?

The Open Call 1 aims to have 30 000 people attending supported events and have 300 individuals participate in educational activities. At least two projects will be related to social inclusion and anti-discrimination. An overall target is that 75% of people report increased access to cultural activities, according to national statistics.

The pre-defined project aims to train 120 people on cultural heritage management and organise 30 awareness building events.

The Open Call 2 aims to train 100 people in cultural entrepreneurship, involve 10 local stakeholders in entrepreneurial activities, and create 4 new local cultural services. Bilateral partnerships are expected to result in mutual beneficial activities and long-lasting cooperation between the involved parties.

Eligible applicants are are public or private entities, commercial or non-commercial and non-governmental organizations established as legal entities in the Republic of Lithuania. The grant rate is 90% of the total eligible expenditure of a project.


 
Applicant Dikkedokken Filmlaug
Project title
 
Meeting of Lithuanian and Norwegian organizations in Rokiškis district (Lithuania) in order to develop the bilateral cooperation
Project code LT01-4S-CPVA-K01-006
Project summary
 
The purpose of the meeting of Lithuanian (Rokiskis Culture Centre) and Norwegian (Dikkedokken Filmlaug)  organizations is to discuss the possibilities of bilateral cooperation and discuss the project application that is planned to be prepared to the programme „Culture“ of the European economic area (EEA) financial mechanism 2014-2021.

The representatives from the Dikkedokken Filmlaug plan to see the possible project implementation places, to discuss possibilities for exchange of art and knowledge and how to give the inhabitants access to culture and strengthening cultural education.
Project implementation term April 2020
Project grant 1 999,00 Eur
Applicant
 
National LGBT Rights Organization
Project title Meeting of Lithuanian and Norwegian organizations in Oslo in order to develop the bilateral cooperation
Project code LT01-4S-CPVA-K01-001
Project summary The purpose of the meeting of Lithuanian (National LGBT Rights Organization) and Norwegian (Oslo Pride and „Pride Art“)  organizations is to discuss the possibilities of bilateral cooperation and discuss the project application that is planned to be prepared to the programme „Culture“ of the European economic area (EEA) financial mechanism 2014-2021.
During the meeting proposed project activities will be presented to Norwegian partners. The responsibilities and expectations of the partners and the practical details of implementing the project activities will be discussed.
After the meeting the activities of the project, implementation schedule and budget will be clarified.
Project implementation term March 2020
Project grant 2 000,00 Eur
 
Applicant Panevėžys District Municipality Administration
Project title
 
Meeting of Lithuanian and Norwegian organizations in Voss municipality (Norway) in order to develop the bilateral cooperation
Project code LT01-4S-CPVA-K01-002
Project summary
 
The purpose of the meeting of Lithuanian (Panevėžys District Municipality Administration) and Norwegian (Voss Municipality Cultural School)  organizations is to discuss the possibilities of bilateral cooperation and discuss the project application that is planned to be prepared to the programme „Culture“ of the European economic area (EEA) financial mechanism 2014-2021.

Organizations plan to discuss the project in such aspects: innovation, accessibility, enhancement of cultural education and continuity. One of the main outcomes - to develop a high quality project application through active collaboration and partnership.
Project implementation term May 2020
Project grant 2 000,00 Eur
 
Applicant Plungė District Municipality Administration
Project title
 
Meeting of Lithuanian and Norwegian organizations in  Bjerkreim
Municipality (Norway) in order to develop the bilateral cooperation
Project code LT01-4S-CPVA-K01-003
Project summary
 
The purpose of the meeting of Lithuanian (Plungė District Municipality Administration, Plunge Cultural Center, Plungė Mykolas Oginskis Art School) and Norwegian (Bjerkreim Municipality) organizations is to discuss the possibilities of bilateral cooperation and discuss the project application that is planned to be prepared to the programme „Culture“ of the European economic area (EEA) financial mechanism 2014-2021.

Organizations plan to clarify the idea of the project, to discuss the role of each partner in the project preparation, to confirm the project preparation work plan.
Project implementation term April 2020
Project grant 2 000,00 Eur
 
Applicant Public Institution „Viking Village”
Project title
 
Meeting of Lithuanian and Norwegian organizations in Lofotr (Norway) in order to develop the bilateral cooperation
Project code LT01-4S-CPVA-K01-004
Project summary
 
The purpose of the meeting of Lithuanian (Public Institution „Viking Village”) and Norwegian (Lofotr Viking Museum)  organizations is to discuss the possibilities of bilateral cooperation and discuss the project application that is planned to be prepared to the programme „Culture“ of the European economic area (EEA) financial mechanism 2014-2021.

Organizations plan to discuss and develop guidelines for the continuous “Viking Age” project, which focuses on innovativeness, accessibility and enhancement of cultural education in both partner countries. Also, strengthen partnerships between organizations by discussing relevant forms of cultural cooperation for each organization.
Project implementation term April 2020
Project grant 1 720,00 Eur
 
Applicant Dansekunst i Østfold
Project title
 
Meeting of Lithuanian and Norwegian organizations in Utena district (Lithuania) in order to develop the bilateral cooperation
Project code LT01-4S-CPVA-K01-005
Project summary
 
The purpose of the meeting of Lithuanian (Utenos Kraštotyros Muziejus) and Norwegian (Dansekunst i Østfold)  organizations is to discuss the possibilities of bilateral cooperation and discuss the project application that is planned to be prepared to the programme „Culture“ of the European economic area (EEA) financial mechanism 2014-2021.

This meeting will be a starting point of an dialogue to a create a potential collaboration project in the future through applying from the EEA funding. The organizations will try to research artistic collaboration's possibility and to create succesfull partnership to make positive impact for cultural situation in the Utena region.
Project implementation term March 2020
Project grant 899,00 Eur

 

Contacts

Oksana Ščerbickienė

(The Central Project Management Agency)

EEA and Norway programmes senior project manager (The Central Project Management Agency)

(8 5) 210 7479

o.scerbickiene@cpva.lt

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