Cultural Education projects, Art Events Designated for and Attended by Children and Young People

Lithuanian Council for Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

The main objective of the measure is to ensure the education of creative, artistic and general skills of children and young people; to provide necessary conditions for public, cultural non-profit organizations willing to implement their cultural education projects aimed at the target group (children and young people), and to educate the cultural consumer. In its vision, children and young people have all the necessary conditions to discover and develop their creative potential and meaningfully participate in (the sphere of) culture.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

This measure is administered by the Lithuanian Council for Culture. The main features of the measure involve: continuity (the measure is implemented every year without exception); focus on children and young people and their cultural development; participatory character of project activities; involvement of experienced educators and recognized artists and/or creators; financial support from other sources (municipalities, private sponsors, foreign organisations etc.). The measure strongly emphasizes and celebrates dynamic partnership among different cultural, art, educational, social institutions, organisations, communities (e. g. schools, cultural, educational, multi-functional, integration centres, and social institutions). Grants are awarded to cultural, educational, social and other institutions, and the types of projects range from more traditionally formatted activities (e.g. concerts, festivals, creative summer camps) to innovative, technologically advanced seminars, lectures, and creative workshops. All spheres of culture are welcome- fine-art, design, dance, ethnic art, theatre, music, photography, architecture, etc.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Dispersion of diverse educational projects in different regions and towns

Bigger involvement and participation of children and young people in cultural activities

Better understanding of art and culture by children and young people

Partnership agreements, connections among different cultural, art, educational, social institutions, organisations, communities

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

  The Culture Support Fund is the financial source for implementing the measure. Approximately 724 050 Euros were allocated in 2014 and 434 430 EUR in 2015.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

In 2014-2015 334 projects received grants. Projects were implemented in big cities and smaller towns and rural areas. A portion of projects included disabled people, youngsters from higher-risk families, and young people from rural areas. The measure encompassed all art areas- theatre, music, dance etc., therefore projects and activities were very diverse.

Indicators used to determine impact:
The indicators used to determine the impact were data drawn from index tables that organisations filled alongside the final reports. The material was collected and then analysed. The indicators gathered were such as ‘number of children and young people who visited art and culture events (54 287 in 2015)’; ‘number of children and young people who participated in educational activities (42 683 in 2015)’; ‘disabled people who took part in art and culture events (135 in 2015)’, etc.
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