The programme agreement for Lithuanian Culture programme was signed on 19 June 2019
Promotion of diversity in culture and arts within European cultural heritage
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The EEA and Norway Grants were highlighted at the high-level EU Cultural Heritage Summit in Berlin last week as important contributors to empowering people and mutual understanding.
A travelling salesman crash-lands on a planet only inhabited by children. In the play “Blue Planet” the audience witness how the innocent children’s world comes under threat.
On 27-28 September, a conference on results of the EEA funding 2009-2014 for culture and cultural cooperation took place in the Royal Theatre in the Old Orangery in Warsaw.
“The first time I saw my self-portrait I cried and felt ugly, I looked very vulnerable,” the former inmate Kristine says.
“I wanted to die in this picture, but at the same time I didn’t. I needed to show sadness, loneliness and impotence, because I was trapped behind these wall,” says the inmate Noé (41) who participated in the art therapy project ‘Her/Story’.
“This has been a unique experience. The cooperation has been mutually rewarding. We’ve challenged each other’s artistic perceptions and learned from each other’s cultures.”
In a hundred years old water reservoir – hidden from the eyes of the passers-by – an art exhibition is taking place. Presenting the works of several Norwegian and Lithuanian artists, the exhibition is called ‘Climbing invisible structures. Ritualized Disciplinary Practices in Social Life’.
The cultural heritage and diversity programmes can contribute substantially towards safeguarding cultural heritage and generate an economic and social impact that will endure beyond the funding.
Preserving Jewish cultural heritage is an important aim of the EEA and Norway Grants, and through the Lithuanian ‘Conservation and revitalisation of cultural and natural heritage’ programme, this has gained momentum.