The team of the Lithuanian Institute of Culture would like to thank all our partners and friends, alongside whom we have overcome this unprecedented year. Thank you to all the artists, curators, producers, festival representatives and cultural organizations, the Board of the Institute, and the cultural attachés for all your flexibility, ideas, and efforts mobilised towards a common goal! Thank you to the editors’ offices and journalists for helping to spread the news about our events promoting Lithuanian culture, our emerging challenges and achievements abroad!
The year 2020 has taught us a lot – it has forced us to stop, reflect, and reach the firm conclusion that our common goal is greater visibility for Lithuanian culture throughout the world, and in order to achieve this we must forge new paths. It was the time for us to decide that when the borders, doors, and sometimes even windows are closed, we must find ways of reaching out to current and future partners and lovers of Lithuanian culture. Today it is clear that we managed to achieve this, together! We feel that in order to achieve this we have dedicated all the resources of the Institute, which have increased several times due to our cooperation with ambitious professionals in the cultural sphere both in Lithuania and abroad. Thank you!
We dedicate to you a festive 2020 postcard, conjured into being by the illustrator and graphic designer Agnė Nanana. Let’s create, let’s fantasize for ourselves, a cosy and meaningful festive season. Let’s travel in our thoughts to the ones we have so sorely missed and to where we most wish to be – and let’s hope that these visions will soon come true!
“As I was creating this postcard, I was thinking about this year that has turned everything upside-down, about the upcoming holidays, and tried to consider how we are going to spend them. But at the turn of the year, it is important to remember that the festive season, as well as our daily routine, are such as we create them ourselves. I invite you to “play holidays” – to recall the ability of children to instantly become anything and to appear anywhere and enjoy themselves,” says Agnė, wishing everyone beautiful upcoming holidays.
Every year, the Lithuanian Institute of Culture sends out its seasonal greeting cards by e-mail only. In this way, we protect the environment and enjoy knowing that the Institute’s greetings instantly reach not only our partners on all continents across the world, but even Santa Claus in distant Lapland.
The Institute’s seasonal greetings cards were previously created by Karolis Strautniekas, Aušra Kiudulaitė, Monika Vaicenavičienė, Kęstutis Kasparavičius, and Rasa Jančiauskaitė.