The art of engaged sustainability: Financing opportunity and training events for arts, culture and creative field practitioners in Latvia

Information in Latvian is available here.


How can arts, culture and creative sector practitioners engage in crafting sustainable solutions? Creative and Cultural sector practitioner skill-building events in Jūrmala, Riga and online will provide opportunity to build skills and prepare for the upcoming “Switch on Kauguri” innovation open call worth 9900 EUR.

Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (further – NDPC) led “CCI4Change” project aims to find new creative perspectives for behavioural change to reduce energy consumption in Latvia, Finland and Sweden. The NDPC believes that the arts, culture and creative sector can and should be involved in crafting more sustainable futures.

The “Switch on Kauguri” pilot and upcoming open call

How can behaviours related to energy consumption be changed in Jūrmala? How can the creative skills provide an innovative approach to support the change?

The “Turn on Kauguri” call will be launched in May in collaboration with project partner Jurmala municipality in early May an innovation open call worth 9900 EUR will be launched for implementation of one pilot project in Kauguri. 

Why these events?

How can creative engage in cross-collaborative settings to tackle the issue of energy reduction in an innovative way?

The CCI4change project is arranging a set of skill-building events to encourage brave ideas of engaged sustainability art both – within the project and beyond it – and to support the creative practitioners in the preparation for the forthcoming call. In these events the project will be introduced more thoroughly, and the expectations for the piloting activities in Kauguri will be presented.

Here you can get aquinted with the event programme (in Latvian).


The events are intended for the professionals and students in the sector of the arts, culture and creative fields in Jurmala, Riga and Latvia in more wide. The events are free of charge and open for everyone with interest to join.

Participation is not obligatory to be able to respond the forthcoming call, but in these events you will get the knowledge, networks and approaches that will support you in drafting a successful proposal. You may join only one event or participate in all of them, yet registration is needed.

Register for the events here.


During the period of 13-31.5. some online or onsite sessions will be held (by demand) to support the pilot proposal drafting. Information about these sessions will be announced in early may together with the open call.

Please note, that all events need registration. The onsite events at the Nordic Council of Ministers have a limited attendance and the registration is open only until the event is full. The project events in Latvia are facilitated by the project’s lead partner NDPC – an intergovernmental organisation with secretariat located in Riga. The events are organised together with project partner Jurmala Municipality and facilitated by Marta Kontina (Story Hub).

More about the project

In the CCI4Change project, public authorities and Culture and Creative sector practitioners and entrepreneurs work together to better engage with citizens and encourage them to reduce energy consumption. In May 2024 the 3 innovation seed money open calls are to be announced in Latvia, Finland and Sweden. Through the practical pilots the culture and creative practitioners will be invited to collaboratively tackle energy-consumption related challenges of the local authorities. To help CCI practitioners build cross-innovation skills and create clear proposals for the calls, partners are organising 3 parallel capacity building programmes in all three surroundings.

80% of “CCI4Change: Facilitation of Citizens Energy Consumption Behavioural Change in BS Cities and Municipalities” budget is Interreg BSR co-funded with the remaining 20% coming from the project partners.

Project is implemented by Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (lead partner, the Secretariat located in Latvia); Jurmala Local Government Administration (Latvia); the City of Kotka (Finland); Scania Region (Sweden); Cursor Oy: Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company (Finland); Föreningen Stapelbädden/STPLN (Sweden) and South- Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Ltd (Xamk) (Finland).

Read more about the project here.

For more information about the events, contact:

Marta Kontina

 For more information about the CCI4Change project at NDPC, contact:

Krista Petäjäjärvi

For more information about the CCI4Change project at Jurmala municpality, contact:

Dace Liepina-Kurohtina