Latvia Foreign Cultural Policy

In Latvia the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Education are responsible for cultural relations with foreign countries. Within the Ministry of Culture there is a department for international relations.
The Latvia Institute, a non-profit, publicly owned limited company, was established in 1998 at the direction of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia. The mission of the institute is to disseminate knowledge of Latvia abroad. It publishes the series "Facts about Latvia" on the natural world in Latvia, and on the country's history, society, culture and economy, which appears in several languages.
The Baltic countries (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) opened a "Baltic Cultural Centre" in Stockholm in 1997, which is intended to disseminate information in the Nordic countries about the Baltic countries. It should be noted that all of Baltic states participate in "Ars Baltica", a cultural-cooperation initiative of all the Baltic Sea countries. The ministers of culture and those charged with responsibility for cultural exchange in the Baltic states support this cooperation. Each of the member states holds the chairmanship in turn for a certain period of time.

Basic information on Latvia's foreign cultural policy


governmental authorities

Cultural Cooperation

Cultural Institutions in Latvia

cultural institute abroad