Lithuanian govt to allocate EUR 4.5 million to cover coronavirus losses of culture sector

  • 2020-03-31
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania's government will allocate 4.5 million euros to cover losses incurred by the country's culture sector, Culture Minister Mindaugas Kvietkauskas says.

"That initial plan includes 4.5 million euros, including all measures, to mitigate quarantine consequences for the culture area. That's the initial plan, and it will be adjusted taking into account the related working group's proposal and ever-changing circumstances and financial resources," the minister told a press conference on Tuesday.

According to Kvietkauskas, there are also plans to allocate to 600,000 euros from the Culture Support Fund for individual scholarships for culture and art creators. Artists would be able to receive such scholarships of 600 euros for three months.

"Based on our calculations, over 300 creators, artists, people of culture, not necessary having the status of an art creator, could apply for such scholarships," the minister said.