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8. Creativity and Culture

8.1 General context

Last update: 23 February 2022
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  1. Main trends in young people's creativity and cultural participation
  2. Main concepts

Main trends in young people's creativity and cultural participation

The information, data, and research in young people's creativity are rather fragmented. The most comprehensive Study on Participation in Culture was carried out in 2017 by the Ministry of Culture in order to determine the level of consumption of cultural products/services of the Lithuanian population, participation in cultural and artistic activities, and to determine the opinion of the Lithuanian population about the availability and quality of cultural products/services. Among the group of young persons cultural participation is rather high, however the issue of whether it is regular enough in order to maintain participation habits at a later stage of life. The exclusion of participation in culture is noticeable on the basis of age, education, nationality, income, and place of residence. Mode data 

National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries of Lithuania is an umbrella organization uniting creative industry associations, creative incubators, creative individuals, institutions of higher education, cultural, creative business, and many other organizations. It participates in the formation of culture and higher education and study policy, provides proposals for state and European Union investments in the creative industries sector, financing programs, and measures, emphasize the important contribution of the creative industries sector to the country's economy and public welfare. The association collects information about creative industries, share news about topical issues of creative industries policy, science, and business cooperation, innovations, creative partnerships, order and conduct research, conduct training and promotes networking in the sector in Lithuania, actively participate in regional networking projects in the Baltic Sea region, promote clustering of the sector and act as a cluster of creative industries. In 2021 the study on Assessment of the cultural and creative industry was published with the most up-to-date general evaluation of the trends. 

Main concepts

Creativity, openness, and responsibility are the values to be followed in taking public strategic decisions. It is stated explicitly in  Lithuania's Progress Strategy “Lithuania 2030”. This Strategy also states that the society's ability to adapt to change, using it for the generation of wealth and as a competitive advantage, is basically determined by the degree of openness and creativity in the society.