The lecturing staff of the Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC) realise research projects in various thematic fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences such as:
Theory of Culture;
Sociology of Culture;
History and Theory of Art and Literature;
Theoretical and Applied Issues in the Theatre and the Cinema;
Management of Culture;
Creative Industries and Intercultural Communication Issues;
Semiotics and Philosophy etc.
The LAC research activities are supported, organised and coordinated by the LAC Research Centre, which unites scholars with top achievements. In 2014, the LAC Research Centre has been awarded a state research programme funding for realisation of the project “The Sustainability of Latvian Cultural Traditions in an Innovative Environment” (Habitus). The programme is realised by an interdisciplinary and inter-university group of scholars (15 participants altogether) which cooperates with organizations related to the intangible cultural heritage both in Latvia and in the international environment, e. g., the Latvian National Centre for Culture and the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO.
The LAC scholars have conducted research projects upon request of the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Latvia and of the Latvian cultural organisations. Research has been undertaken on the most topical issues in the Latvian cultural life of today, such as changes in the cultural audiences, the economic and social impact of culture, the development of drama traditions and preservation of cultural heritage, and values, etc.