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 together with Ms Asnāte Ziemele, President of the Latvian Rural Tourism Association "Country Traveller", at the Award Ceremony of the Latvian Heritage Cultural Mark at the Ministry of Culture on November 27, 2015.
prior 27.11.2015.