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Liepāja 2027, 14 projects to be supported in the Culture Competition

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Liepāja is one of the four latvians cities in short list for European Capital of culture 2027. This year, Liepāja Culture Department evaluated 63 project applications that were submitted to the Culture Projects Competition and 14 of them received the municipality's support. These projects will be allocated the competition funding of EUR 50 000.

The project applications submitted by Liepāja's non-governmental and private sector cultural stakeholders represented a broad spectrum of cultural aspects. Twenty applications focused on music and dance, ten on interdisciplinary projects, eight on visual arts, seven on literature and writing, five each on theatre and cultural heritage, four on cinema, two on traditional culture and two on design and architecture.

The Culture Project Competition was open only to events or activities planned to take place in Liepāja, the results of which would be of significant public benefit to the city, as well as encouraging the implementation of cultural events in times of pandemic pressure. Important aspects in the evaluation of the projects included the quality of the submitted projects, the conceptual ideas and diversity of the planned cultural events, the development of traditional and contemporary culture and other criteria. Information on when the activities of the supported projects will take place will be available to the residents of Liepāja at kalendars.liepaja.lv.

Projects supported in the 2022 Culture Projects Competition:

* "Lecture and masterclass series in restoration KNOW / OBSERVE / SAVE" (SIA "Liepājas restaurācijas centrs")

* Travelling performance "Have we met before?" (Association "Cita Abra")

* "Ēriks Vilsons' mono-performance for young people" (Association for Cultural Development "Tapala lapa")

* "Celebration in the Liepāja Apartment" (SIA "Piens fest")

* The play "VICTORY IS PEACE" (directed by Valters Sīlis) -- performance in Liepāja (Association "Pusstavs")

* "Publication of the music sheet book "SONGS BY STRAZDS"" (IK "CITI PUTNI")

* "Jana Egle's collection of poems "Stained Glass"" (AS "Latvijas Mediji")

* "New Media Art Festival "UPDATE"" (Association "ASTE. Art, Science, Technology, Education")

* "Thursday "Jazz&Groove" on the Liepaja Canal" (SIA "Virkavi R" - Restaurant "SPĪĶERIS 53")

* "Liepāja Lake Music 2022" (SIA "Liepaja Music")

* "El Lobo Letón" (The Latvian Wolf) -- filming the first episode of the documentary series in Liepāja" (SIA "Studija Lokomotīve")

* "Liepāja mural paintings in augmented reality" (Association "Digital Innovation Park")

* "A walk through beautiful Liepāja. Blossoming" (Association "Liepāja 400")

* "Art - Entertainment - Education - Science" (IK "Labs Cilvēks").

The evaluation jury is chaired by Nauris Lazdāns, Deputy Head of the Liepāja Culture Department, and includes Antra Brūna, Advisor to the Executive Director of the Liepāja City Municipality Administration, Timurs Tomsons, Chairman of the Board of the "Great amber" Concert Hall, artist Agnese Rudzīte, Sintija Pusaudze, Board Member of Liepāja Region Tourism Information Office, Agita Ansule, Chief Visual Artist of Liepāja City Municipality Construction Board, artist Mārtiņš Feldmanis, Dace Kārkla, Director of the Liepāja Museum. Agita Auza, Project Manager for International Relations and Cultural Policy of the Liepāja Culture Department, has been appointed as the Secretary of the Commission.


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