Lithuanian Culture Institute

Season of Lithuania in France 2024

Season of Lithuania in France 2024

THE SEASON OF LITHUANIA IN FRANCE 2024: SE VOIR EN L’AUTRE  / THE OTHER SAME

For three months from 12th September to 12th December 2024, Lithuania’s biggest cultural project outside the country to date, “The Lithuanian Season in France 2024”, will take place in France. Based on a partnership between Lithuania and France, the programme will introduce contemporary Lithuania to the French public in various forms for three months. More than 200 events in Lithuania will take place over the three months, with the participation of over 500 artists. Lithuania will be discussed through visual arts, architecture and heritage, performing arts, classical and contemporary music, cinema, literature, gastronomy, debates and conferences. The season will include events to promote diplomacy, the economy and innovation, scientific and educational cooperation projects.

The Season of Lithuania in France 2024 is united by the idea THE OTHER SAME / SE VOIR EN L’AUTRE, which became an invitation for Lithuania and France to meet to get to know each other better through cultural partnerships, and to encourage each of us to see ourselves in another. Bringing together artists, thinkers and public figures, the programme visualizes, voices and embodies diversity. Covering a wide range of contemporary cultural phenomena and media, the creators of the programme invite everyone to engage in a creative exploration and reflect on the past, the present, and possible future scenarios.

The project is implemented by the Lithuanian Culture Institute and the Institut Francais in Paris.

The programme will be announced in April 2024.

The programme  of The Season  will be unveiled through these themes:

  1. Global Neighbourhoods
  2. Empowered Identities
  3. Unleashed Imagination

Please find detail presentation of it in Concept Note.

 

WHEN: 12th September to 12th December 2024 in France

GENERAL COMMISSIONER: Dr. Virginija Vitkienė (Lithuania), PHD in Art History and Criticism, curator of contemporary art exhibitions (2004-2022), artistic director of Kaunas Biennial (2009-2017), CEO of Kaunas 2022 – European Capital of Culture (2018-2023).  

IMPLEMENTED BY 

  • Lithuanian Culture Institute, operator of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania; 
  • French Institute, operator of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture for the foreign cultural policy of France. 

 

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE (2023-2024) 

  • 10th February – 10th April 2023
    Open call for project ideas is launched
  • Mid-May 2023
    Pre-selection of ideas
    Project Submission Form opens online for applicants selected via the open call to submit further information 
  • Mid-May – beginning of September 2023
    Submission of applications
  • October 2023
    Selection committee decisions
  • November 2023
    Accreditation of projects
    Notification on financial funding 
  • December 2023 – January 2024
    Contracts issued 
  • January – August 2024
    Preparation steps according to the Project’s time schedules and the tasks of Commissioner (such as preparatory texts, communication steps, etc.)
  • March 2024
    Second meeting of the Selection Committee (if required), accreditation of projects
    Final approval of the programe 
  • 12th September – 12th December 2024
    Implementation of the programme  

Contacts 

For the administrative questions or for content consultations please contact the Lithuanian Culture Institute: sezonas2024@lithuanianculture.lt