Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia
The Ministry of Culture is the state governing institution, which organizes and coordinates state culture policy and cultural-educational policy. The Ministry of Culture operates pursuant to the regulations of the Ministry of Culture, the declaration of the Cabinet and the basic principals of the State culture policy.
The central apparatus of the Ministry of Culture consists of three (3) departments: Cultural Policy Department, Social Integration Department and European Union Funds Department
There are 11 independent divisions at The Ministry of Culture: International Cooperation and European Union Policy Division, Personnel Division, Document Management Division, Legal Division, Budget and Investment Division, Bookkeeping and Accounts Division, Procurement Division, IT Division, Internal Audit Division, Copyright Division and Investment and Project Division.
The following fields are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry: Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights, Libraries, Museums, Music, Fine Art, Amateur and Folk Art, Theatre, Literature, Film Art, Cultural Education, Protection of Monuments, Archives and Architecture.
Minister for Culture Ms Dace Melbārde (in the middle) alongside with representatives of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland announced that their respective countries are cooperating closely to make the most of the upcoming centenary celebrations as an opportunity to tell the world about the history and the importance of the Baltic Sea region countries.