Lithuanian's Government economic and financial action plan for Covid-19
- Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
- Social benefits
The Government adopted the Economic and Financial Action Plan for COVID-19 that focuses on ensuring the health of the population, helping small and medium-sized businesses, and stimulating employment and the economy. The plan provides for an allocation of 50 million euros (US$ 58.9 million) for self-employed persons who have contributed to social security but are unable to carry out their working activities due to lockdown measures. The plan also provides a lump- sum of 257 euros (US$ 301) per month for up to three months. This provision also applies to self-employed persons in the cultural and creative industries. Two million euros (US$ 2.3 million) were also allocated to the Artists Social Security Programme3 to pay for the creative downtime of artists unable to generate income due to lockdown measures. The Ministry of Culture is currently implementing this measure.