Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Culture Forum is an ongoing networking event of the National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries initiated in 2016. The annual forum which presents the latest research, current issues in culture and creative sectors highlights the economic and social value of culture. The Culture Forum bringing together cultural and political leaders and experts every year is dedicated to a specific topic. Every year we invite the cultural sector representatives from different levels, i.e. state, municipality, private, the NGOs. From the policy level we attempt to secure participation of state and municipal servants and politicians thus ensuring a dialogue, cooperation and the exchange of ideas between different levels of cultural policy and practice. The structure of the forum has evolved over the years and the event is divided into two major parts. The first part of the forum is devoted to the keynote speeches and a panel discussion. The representatives of the ministries, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, the Presidency of the Republic of Lithuania, and leaders of the creative sector take part in the panel discussion. The second part of the forum is dedicated to revealing the practical side of the main forum topic, i.e. lecturers are invited to present cases of research, programmes, strategies, projects, share experiences and recommendations.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries organises the event on an annual basis, contributing to the networking and policy making in the cultural and creative sector in Lithuania. Chronology and the topics of the Culture Forum: “Culture and Sustainable Development” (2016); “Culture, City, Region” (2017); “Culture and Money” (2018); “Culture and Innovation” (2019); “Culture and Well-being” (2020).