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Meno autonomija ir demokratija Lietuvos kultūros politikoje
Autonomy of art and democracy in Lithuanian politics

Author(s): Audronė Rimkute
Subject(s): Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Politics, Sociology of Art
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: Autonomy of Art; Democracy; Arm’s Length Principle; Lithuanian Cultural Policy; Government of Cultural Organizations;

Summary/Abstract: Autonomy of art understood as the independence of the art creation, dissemination and funding organizations from political institutions is one of the most important principles of cultural politics in democratic countries. The idea of artistic autonomy is the basis of the ‘arm’s length’ cultural policy model that works in the United Kingdom and Scandinavian states and which had been recommended by European Council experts to Lithuania and other Eastern European countries while reforming their cultural policy after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Lithuania finished the transition to the model in 2012-2013 when the Lithuanian Film Centre and the Council for Culture had been established. However, the reaction of Lithuanian political authorities to some of the recent cultural events in Lithuania show that the autonomy of art as an idea and norm of cultural policy has not been working in Lithuania.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 34 (39)
  • Page Range: 192-206
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Lithuanian