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The National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries (NKIKIA) is coming back with its annual event of the year – the 🟣 National Culture Forum 2024. The theme of this year’s event is “Cultural Entrepreneurship”. For the ninth time, the Forum will take place on June 6th at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. This year it will bring together two seemingly hard-to-connect areas: culture 🎼 and entrepreneurship 💸. The Culture Forum will be focusing on cultural entrepreneurship and culture in the regions, which are of great importance and relevance for the Lithuanian cultural and creative field.

🟣 What are the challenges faced by the CCI Sector in order to monetise its activities?

🟣 What conditions and partners do creators lack?

🟣 How can cultural entrepreneurship be fostered in the regions?

National Culture Forum speakers from Lithuania and abroad will share inspiration, insights and practical advice on how the cultural and creative industries sector can grow not only in cities but also in regions. We will also look at how the CCI can contribute to the country’s economy and promote Lithuania globally.

The Culture Forum will not only cover the hottest topics in the cultural field as seen through the eyes of Lithuanian and foreign speakers, but also provide an engaging discussion with decision makers, creators and people in the cultural field from the country’s regions.

The finale of the Forum will feature a musical performance by Rokas Kašėta, networking and the “Creators Expo” – entrepreneurial creative initiatives showcasing the most interesting ideas, initiatives, creations and products from the field of culture and creative industries!

The National Culture Forum “Cultural Entrepreneurship” is a great opportunity to listen to inspiring presentations, ask questions about cultural entrepreneurship in a discussion, talk to speakers, creators, cultural policy makers and important personalities from the Lithuanian cultural field.

📅 Date: 6 June 2024

🕒 Start time: 12.00 p.m. End of the event: 6.30 p.m.

📌 Location: Vytautas Magnus University (S. Daukanto g. 28, KAUNAS).

📋 PROGRAMME (in Lithuanian)


50% DISCOUNT for university students and vocational students, as well as people with disabilities and seniors.

The event is FREE for all NKIKIA members and VMU students with registration here >>>. The number of places is limited, so please register in advance.

☕ Coffee and delicious snacks will be served throughout the Forum.

🟣 Facebook event: We invite you to spread the word!

The Forum is organised by the National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries.

The Forum is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.

The main information partner is LRT Plius. 

Information partners: LTG LinkKauno dienaVAGALamų SlėnisAUDRA festival, VDU menų galerija „101“.

Partners: Vytauto Didžiojo universitetasBaltic-American Freedom FoundationAGATA„Low Air“ Vilniaus miesto šokio teatras | mokyklaLietuvos dizaino asociacijaGoethe-Institut Estonia, Menų komunikacija.

The musical performance is funded by LATGA.

Forum sponsors: Water – „Tichė“, snacks – „Laurus“ restoranasŠlapaberžės konditerija, coffee – Kavos Mugė.

The US speaker programme was made possible with funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF). For more information on BAFF grants and speaker support, please visit

The Forum organiser apologises in advance for any changes to the programme.