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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-338 Paradigm shift from “traditional” to creative industries – the essence for sustainable regional development (CCI & sustainability)

“Paradigm shift from “traditional” to creative industries – the essence for sustainable regional development” is an initiative to establish an educational platform, unifying intellectual capacity of experienced cross-border partners: Kuldiga Municipality, Nida Art Colony of the Art Academy of Vilnius (higher education), Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre (Klaipeda Municipality), and the Centre of Competency Based Professional Education Liepaja Music, Art and Design Secondary School. The project intends to tackle one of the most important cross-border challenges – the intellectual capacity of area’s labor market, which is one of the most crucial resources for regional development. Project’s objectives are implementation of an educational program for two years for 160 participants, and modernization of partners’ workrooms and studios with ICT, multimedia (Klaipeda), conference (Nida), textile (Liepaja) and 3D prototyping (Kuldiga) equipment. Participants from the fields of art, design, education, business and other will be invited to apply for trainings and workshops, while public lectures on creative thinking and exhibitions will be offered for a wider public, but the modernized studios will be available for wide range of trainings and co-working purposes in the field of creative industries.

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +371 63322469
E-mail: dome@kuldiga.lv
Website: www.kuldiga.lv
Address: Baznicas street 1, Kuldiga

3 July 2020

Open call for applications for Kuldiga Creative Summer School

Kuldīga Artists’ Residence, Kuldiga District Municipality announces an open-call for applications to Kuldiga Creative Summer School “Service Design in Museums”. During the five days’ workshop, participants will have an opportunity to learn the service design methods as a universal and widely applied instrument of design thinking – a perfect tool for daily work. The Summer School will take place from August 16 to 20 in Kuldiga.

The case study this year is selected in collaboration with association “Creative Museum”. Participants will have an opportunity to use the challenges of Latva’s museums and other heritage institutions as the field for experimenting with service design methods.

Pandemic situation caused by Covid-19 and consequent distancing regulations have changed society’s daily behavior and work culture globally. Changes have affected various service organizations both in the private and public sectors, including – museums and heritage institutions, and thus a series of challenges have been highlighted. Accessibility, which includes the principles of universal design, hospitality, usability, content and interpretation of museums’ exhibitions, is among them, and has been acknowledged as a value already prior the pandemic. Situation caused by Covid-19 has accelerated the necessity for new ways to reach and communicate with customers, innovative digital solutions, and above all – the ability to adapt to volatile situations, and ensure a friendly and safe environment for both, the customers and employees.

During the 5 days of the workshop, participants will learn all the stages of service design method – research, problem definition, development of solution and its prototype, testing of prototype, improvement of solution, and completion of the solution. On the last day of the workshop, August 20, a public lectures’ programme will be offered on topics related to design and service industries.

Kuldiga Creative Summer School is being organized within the scope of cooperation project No. LLI-338 “Paradigm shift from “traditional” to creative industries – the essence for sustainable regional development” (CCI & Sustainability) with support of Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020. The Lead Partner is Kuldiga District Council, collaboration partners – Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (Klaipeda Council), Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and The Centre of Competency Based Professional Education Liepaja Music, Art and Design Secondary School. Total budget of the project is EUR 220 193,06 including ERDF financing EUR 187 164,08.

Participation fee for 6 participants from Latvia and Lithuania is covered within the project CCI & Sustainability, including accommodation, catering and tutorship. For more information and application form, please contact Juta Kasakovska, Project coordinator of Kuldīga Artists’ Residence, JUTA.KASAKOVSKA@KULDIGA.LV. Applications shall be submitted by July 15, 2020. 

This information is prepared with European Union financial support. The content of this information is entirely under the responsibility of Kuldiga District Council, and in no circumstances can it be considered an official position of the European Union.

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28 May 2020

CCI & Sustainability – project news in the situation of COVID-19 restrictions

With the unexpected global intermission of socialising, as well as economic operations and public events, caused by COVID-19 restrictions, also the “CCI & Sustainability” project is facing challenges, resulting in the necessity to prolong the project’s end date.

Two of the project’s partners – Kuldīga County Municipality (LP) and the Centre of Competency Based Professional Education Liepaja Music, Art and Design Secondary School (PP5) – are facing the risk to deviate from the project’s work-plan regarding equipment procurement procedures. Though preparation of documentation for the needs of procurement procedures is in process for both partners, and in the case of PP5 – procurement has been already partly implemented, prolongation of project’s completion date was still required, considering unpredictability of international shipments of equipment items.

The other reason to extend the project’s deadline is related to restriction of socialising: the last of 8 project’s educational activities was not implemented in May 2020, as previously planned, and is now intended for imlementation in Autumn 2020.

As a result of the above-mentioned facts, “CCI & Sustainability” end date was prolonged to March 31, 2021.

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2 July 2018

CCI & Sustainability (LLI-338): Kick-off Meeting

Project’s partners are welcome to attend the kick-off meeting, which will take place on July 18, 2018 at 11:00 at the premises of Kuldīga Development Agency. Creative & administrative issues are on the plate, and if the weather is good – a tour around the Kurzeme’s creative City Kuldīga and its creative industries’ spots will be arranged.

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Last updated: 25.09.2020 14:48