Regulation regarding grants for artists receiving significant international awards was approved in 2019. It defines the required conditions applicable to receiving EUR 20 000 grant. The aim of this initiative is to recognise artists' input in promoting the Lithuanian culture. It determines that grants can be allocated for artists who receive international recognition for their artworks or other cultural activity in the fields of architecture, libraries, circus, design, cinema, cultural heritage, literature, museums, music, dance, theatre, public information or visual arts. It is noted that an international award received by an artist must not include a monetary prize. It is also noted that the award must be significant worldwide, give artist a worldwide visibility and that the competition for such award must include artists from at least 10 different countries. The award must be in place for at least 3 years and must promote artist's international career. If an international award is received by a creative collective, the grant must be awarded in equal parts to each individual artist.
Two creative collectives were awarded with grants in 2019.
The amount of grant is USD 21 900.