The Lithuanian Culture Institute in cooperation with the Lithuanian cultural organisations and cultural attaches runs the Study Visit Programme for international art and culture professionals.
Professionals (curators, producers, representatives of festivals or cultural organisations, publishers, etc.) active in a particular field are invited to Lithuania for uniquely tailored visit programmes - special performing arts showcases, visits to the museums, galleries and artists' studios. The aim of the Study Visit Programme is to strengthen international cultural cooperation, facilitate international projects and exchanges and expand international networks of Lithuanian artists and culture professionals. The Programme offers tailored visit agenda for groups or individual art and culture professionals, covers their travel expenses and accommodation.
From 2014 to 2020, the Lithuanian Culture Institute financed and curated 771 visits of foreign experts of various artistic fields. The implementation of the Programme has resulted in an increasing internationalisation and visibility of Lithuanian culture through international partnerships: Lithuanian culture is presented in foreign cultural institutions and international festivals as well as press articles, while Lithuanian artists are often invited to art residencies abroad.
Financial resources allocated to implement the Programme vary each year. For 2020, a total of USD 65 000 is allocated for the Programme.