Project activities

The role of cultural creators in social movements in independent Lithuania

Project amount (Eur) 66 499,55 Eur
Project duration 2020-10-01 - 2022-09-30
Responsible person Lina Michelkevičė
Reasearch trainee Lina Michelkevičė
Head of Research Internship Dr. Skaidra Trilupaitytė

About the project.

The aim of this project is to research the forms and significance of cultural professionals’ participation in social movements in Lithuania in the 1990s–2010s. By its concept and the time period covered, it is a new research in the Lithuanian context. Social movement research in post-Soviet countries is rather scarce, as compared to Western and North European countries that have an established tradition of social movement studies and dedicated research centres. In Lithuania, the social movement research up to now was focused mostly on the Soviet period and the struggle for the country’s independence. Meanwhile the ties between cultural field and social movements in independent Lithuania remain underresearched, with no attempt to discuss their development and reasons, roles and positions taken by cultural professionals, nor factors behind social movements’ waves.

The source of funding is the European Union Funds Investment Action Program.