,,The connections between art and business might look distant, but it is rather important. Creative and artistic education develops the soft skills of the community members, including business people who aim to lead and succeed with innovative business ideas. I believe that closer cooperation between art-education-business is a bridge to a more positive, culturally sensitive and more successful society. I am grateful for this grant to MJJ foundation, which will enable me to receive knowledge and contribute to the positive changes in Lithuanian education” – shared Jonė.
In cooperation with national scholarship program “Kitas 100” (Next 100) Jonė received MJJ Knowledge grant to study at the Cambridge University. After studies, Jonė aims to bring back to Lithuania best practices of creative education. Born and raised in the family of two teachers she chose the same direction and studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA), Music and Arts Private University of Vienna, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, worked in England, Bristol.
One-year MPhil program in Education (Arts, Creativity and Education) at Cambridge is known for the innovative, impactful knowledge and scientific articles. The program highlights the importance of interdisciplinary and interactivity as well as dialogue of policymakers, teachers, artists, scientists and communities.
Accepting the MJJ grant, Jone took the responsibility to share her knowledge in monthly blog articles. This way, together with the talented youth seeking education abroad we will ensure the growth of knowledge sharing culture with fellow students or industry experts back in Lithuania.