Impulses of Professional Culture on a School

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania
Key objectives of the measure:
  • Reducing the exclusion of schools communities from cultural processes.
  • Raising wider and deeper cultural understanding, cultural and civic awareness of pupils thanks to the participation of the most eminent Lithuanian creators.
  • Motivating the pupils to get involved in the social cultural life.
Scope of the measure:
Local, National
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The project‘s scope is national, the geographical coverage is all Lithuanian municipalities. 600 schools in all Lithuanian municipalities participated. Lessons and workshops were held in 226 schools.

During the project meetings (lessons) with the outstanding Lithuanian artists were organised for pupils of 8-12 grades. Pupils‘ competences related to creativity, imagination, acknowledgement of art principles, other skills as consumers of culture were developed. Non-traditional lessons on the history and art of Lithuania, which involved discussions and communication with various lectors and artists, prompted the interest of project participants in the Lithuanian culture and its phenomena, suggested critical reflection on the stereotypes of history and culture. During the project 5 educational video-records, diminishing cultural stereotypes and expanding the perception of the commonness of the European history, the collections of additional information with links to the internet sources were compiled, 6 special educational TV broadcasts were created and aired on the Lithuanian National Radio and Television channel LRT Kultūra.  

240 artists representing 11 art branches (architects, musicians, writers, composers, painters, folk artists, photographers, cinematographers, literature translators, theatre directors and actors, journalists) and  the editorial desks of 11 prestigious Lithuanian culture magazines, which were distributed to 600 schools, took part in the project.

The duration of the project – 28 months. The executor of the project – NGO Lithuanian Association of Art Creators, uniting 12 organisations of art creators; partners – editorial desks of 11 culture magazines; public institutions „Istorinės atminties akademija“ (Academy of Historical Memory) and „Efektyvi politika“ (Effective Policy); Lithuanian Association of School Principals and Lithuanian Association of English Language Teachers.


Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Increased cultural competences of pupils and teachers, knowledge of various fields of arts, enriched school libraries, closer relations between art creators and youth audiences.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The project was financed from the European Social Fund, the project‘s scope - 1 371 306 €.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)