Applications for Event Proposals for LAMPA have commenced

From the 14th of February to the 14th of March*, an opportunity to register an event for the eighth LAMPA Conversation Festival is open to everyone. This summer, after two distanced years on-line, LAMPA invites you to meet in Cēsis on July the 1st and 2nd to discuss the current situation and look for answers to the challenges of this time together.

* The event application process has been extended to the 25th of March!

As in previous years, anyone can register their event (for one or one and a half hours) and, if they pass an appraisal by the jury, then they are free to organize the event on the stages offered by the festival. The organizer of the event is free to choose the theme, content, scenario and participants, as well as the format. The conversation can take place in Latvian, Russian or English. In the meantime, the festival team will take care of the technical support and atmosphere.

"Every year the program of the LAMPA conversation festival is created together with the public, which is why it is so lively and diverse. Thanks to the originality of the individual event organizers, it’s possible to find an event for every taste and age at the festival. Due to an uncertainty about the future all over the world, we have not chosen a specific festival theme this year. We invite the organizers to give their imagination full flight, to be open and creative in both format and content. We will be happy about every idea, but we will especially appreciate those who are ready to dare and implement new, unprecedented formats”. says Egita Prāma, the curator of the festival program.

Admission to the festival is free for visitors, as the festival is financed by donations, grants and co-financing from the event organizers. The amount of co-financing depends on the chosen LAMPA stage and the time of the event. However, everyone also has an opportunity to apply for free participation.

  • Swedbank Latvia provides such an opportunity for one and a half hour events, offering free participation on the Sustainability Stage to organizations and individuals whose events are related to environmental and climate sustainability.
  • The British Council Representation in Latvia offers free participation to organizations and individuals whose main activities or place of residence are outside Riga and whose events focus on local communities and issues in the regions of Latvia.
  • In turn, the DOTS Foundation for an Open Society offers a limited number of free participation places to individuals for events of all themes, but support to associations, foundations and social enterprises is limited to those events that have a public benefit platform.

If you want to apply for an event and fill in your application form in English, please get in touch with Egita Prāma, the curator of the LAMPA program: [email protected].

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