Cultural operators from Lithuania submitted in 2009 14 out of a total of 749 applications for funding under the Culture Programme. 7 of these applications were successful (of a total of 256). Overall, 13 organisations across the country were active as partners in other European projects.
In 2008, 11 out of a total of 819 applications were submitted. 4 of these applications were successful (of a total of 264). 28 organisations across the country were active as partners in European projects.
Lithuanian author, Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė, was one of the recipients of the European Union Prize for Literature 2009 with, Kvėpavimas į marmurą (Breathing into Marble) (2006), published by Alma Littera?
Mrs Černiauskaitė received her prize together with the other prize winners on 28 September 2009 during the award ceremony in Brussels, attended by the President for the European Commission Mr Barroso and the Patron of the 2009 prize Henning Mankell.
The Prize consists of an award to an emerging talent from each of the participating countries in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2010 the following countries will participate: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Luxembourg, F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.
Read more about EUs Prize for Literature and stay tuned for more information about this year's award ceremony.
Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture in 2009 (together with Linz)? Read more about the experience