THE ASSOCIATION OF LATVIAN CULTURAL CENTRES — the second biggest network of cultural institutions in Latvia!
The Association of Latvian Culture Centres (ALCC) is a public organisation aiming at promoting the development of culture centres. ALCC represents 550 cultural centres and cultural workers from all regions of Latvia. Thus, they are the second biggest network of cultural institutions in the country, after the network of libraries. Latvian culture centres operate as multifunctional cultural institutions and provide access to culture in all regions of the country. The activity of the ALCC follows the guidelines set up by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia stipulating the necessity to involve the public in the planning and implementation of cultural policy. In its work, the Association particularly focus on the following areas of activities: methodological guidance, information dissemination, advisory services — International cooperation and exchange of experience — Co-participation in the development and implementation of cultural policy — Continuing education and professional development — Capacity building (Together with their partner, the Latvian National Centre for Culture, they organise cultural management training programmes for the managers and staff of Latvian Culture centres). The Association is also part of the Baltic cooperation within the ENCC.
Staff members: 1-5
Expertise: Cultural policy
Target groups: Cultural workers from cultural centres and other cultural organisations
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Art education & other educational activities — Local / regional / national projects — International projects (EU and beyond) / managing EU funds — Event management — Evaluation — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Research and publications — Dissemination of information / awareness raising activities — Cultural distribution and promotion — Coordination of a network — Networking / cooperation — Consultancy — Advocacy / Policy — Data collection
Fields of work: Amateur art — Folk culture, traditions, etc. (intangible culture heritage) — Creative Writing — Publishing
Topics of work: Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Good governance — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural management & methods — Cultural policy — Conditions of cultural workers, labor right & human resources — Territorial development on local and regional levels as well as in non-urban and urban areas
EU/International cooperation: InVent project (2017-2019, Erasmus+ KA2, 10 partners, aim: to improve skills and competencies of vocational education teachers who work with event management courses with learner-centred approach, as well as to improve event management education programs according to the labour market and the industry′s latest trends and requirements)
Priorities for the network: Operation and development of culture centres — International networking, projects and studies