Support for children and Youth Education Projects
The support scheme aims to introduce children and youth, especially young people from the
regions of Lithuania, to a diversity of culturai expressions. It was noticed that informal culturai
education, especially in the regions, was mainly conducted by schools and museums, therefore
the scope of culturai expressions presented was rather limited. In addition, information about
existing initiatives was not widespread.
The support scheme was introduced in 2006 and supports innovative children and youth
education projects. Priority is given to projects which:
a) take place in the regions and involve children and young people who do not usually
participate in culturai activities;
b) are joint initiatives between state institutions, municipality institutions and/or NGas
c) directly involve artists in educational programmes.
Due to the economic recession funding of this measure was halted in 2009 and 2010. The
renewed support scheme delivered LTL 300,000 to 33 projects in 2011. The Ministry of Culture
introduced this measure and is responsible for its implementation.