Venice Biennale winners among recipients of Lithuania’s culture prize

Lithuania’s Ministry of  Culture   on Monday announced the six winners of the Lithuanian National Prize for  Culture   and Arts.

They include film director Algimantas Puipa, opera singer Asmik Grigorian, Rugile Barzdziukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė, the authors of the Lithuanian pavilion at the Vienna Biennale, composer Zita Bruzaitė and actor Viktorija Kuodytė.

The awards honour significant culture and achievements by Lithuanian creators and those representing the Lithuanian World Community over the past seven years, as well as works of art, crated over the course of one’s life.

The financial award amounts to a total 30,400 euros, which will be presented during Lithuania’s State Restoration Dy on February 16.


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