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The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) is a non-governmental organization, which serves as a platform for the art that reflects its own time.

Main tasks of the LCCA are to contextualize contemporary art in wider nowadays processes, promote Latvian contemporary art internationally, to collect, update and disseminate information about Latvian contemporary art, as well as to develop an open-minded critically thinking environment, thus stimulating interchange between art and society.

 

History

The origin of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) can be found in the activities of the Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts-Riga (SCCA). Founded in spring 1993 the SCCA- Riga was part of the Soros programme that began to be implemented in Eastern and Central Europe in the mid-80s. By stimulating the development of contemporary art and promoting its integration in a world context and by encouraging the processes of information exchange, its task was to participate in the formation of a democratic and open society.

In 2000, in co-operation with the Riga City Council and the Latvian Ministry of Culture, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art was established. It was a new structure that was ready to become involved in problem solving at the cultural policy level.

In 2004 the LCCA changed its legal status becoming a society, however retaining its scope of activities based on the experience, contacts and resources accumulated in the former period.

 
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