VILNIUS – Lithuania is getting ready for the cultural season in France in 2024 and will seek to use this opportunity to present the various facets of Lithuanian professional art and culture to this country as well as to promote cultural cooperation, the Ministry of Culture reported on Tuesday.
Preparations currently center on the formation of an inter-institutional task group, which will have to work out a concept of Lithuania’s cultural season and program guidelines as well as to coordinate organizational questions.
The Lithuanian Culture Institute is now holding consultations with the cultural sector and inviting its representatives to share their views about the themes and topics that might be relevant and meaningful for the project.
An agreement on Lithuania’s cultural season was reached during the meeting between President Gitanas Nauseda and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in November 2021.
“Lithuania’s cultural season will resound widely in France, which has particularly deep-rooted and old cultural traditions. It is an important acknowledgment both for our people in culture and arts and for our cultural diplomacy,” the press release from the ministry quoted Culture Minister Simonas Kairys as saying.
According to the ministry, foreign cultural seasons in France have long traditions, with events held not just in Paris but also in major cities across this country.