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 two (2) departments: Cultural Policy Department and European Union Funds Department 

There are 10 independent divisions at The Ministry of Culture: International Cooperation and European Union Policy Division, Personnel and Management of Documents Division, Legal Division, Budget and Investment Division, Bookkeeping and Accounts Division, Procurement Division, IT Division, Internal Audit Division, Culture and Creative Industries Education Division and Project Implementation Division of the Latvian National Library.

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.


Structure of the Ministry of Culture




Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia

K. Valdemāra iela 11 a
Riga, LV-1364
Phone: +371 67330200
Fax: +371 67330293

E-mail: pastse-pasta



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Minister for Culture Ms Dace Melbārde is searching for the roots of creativity at the media lunch of the creativity week radi!2015 at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design on March 4, 2015.
prior 05.03.2015.