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22 May 2011

Ministry Of Culture Of The Republic Of Lithuania

Cultural policies and promotion

Lithuania allocates 2.7 per cent of the national budget to culture (based on the data of the year 2001). This percentage is rather stable.

Cultural promotion is an integral part of the mission of the ministry of culture of the republic of Lithuania as well as its strategic objective. For this end, the infrastructure of cultural institutions is supported using the budget funds of the state and municipalities, media support foundation and culture and sports support foundation have been established using the budget funds of the state that also have the disposition of the said funds. Ministry of culture of the republic of Lithuania conducts special programmes of culture and art promotion. For the performance of this function, cultural attaché positions have been instituted in the Lithuanian embassies in Sweden, France, Poland, Russia and Belgium.

Source: Lithuanian national commission for UNESCO, September, 2003.

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