Research at the Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC) is done both as an individual initiative and as joint thematic team research, involving BA, MA and doctoral students. It is organised and coordinated by the LAC Research Centre, which unites researchers from a wide range of disciplines.
It is aligned with the strategy of the Latvian Academy of Culture, as well as its specialisation of studies, programmes and their sub-programmes, thus focusing on exploration of the following priority areas:
Horizontal issues of the development of culture and arts: processes in culture and arts, preservation of cultural heritage, traditions and values (including digital forms of folk heritage), the manifestations of cultural phenomena in forms of artistic creativity, management and production of culture events, extension of culture, audience development for culture, as well as formation of cultural policy (planning, evaluation);
Development of creative and culture industries; development of the audio-visual sector;
Development of theatre, dance and film art;
The link between the processes of culture and arts and the sector of economy, as well as the development of society.
Issues of cross-cultural communication.
The strategic focus of the research at the Latvian Academy of Culture is geared towards interdisciplinarity in the exploration of culture and arts.
The LAC Research Centre performs both academic and applied research; participates both in national and international research projects. In 2014-2017 it implemented the State Research Programme Habitus: Sustainability of Latvian Culture Traditions in Innovative Environment, by the end of 2016 it completed the project “The Vidzeme River Svētupe in the Mythical and Real Cultural Space”; in 2016-2019 the Centre participates in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation CoHERE funded by the Horizon 2020.
The LAC Research Centre is available to provide expertise analysis and commentary on a wide variety of research topics in the field of culture and arts. For more information contact the head of the LAC Research Centre, Professor Anda Laķe firstname.lastname@example.org