Co-creation in arts, culture and heritage


Culturelab is an independent, non-governmental organization, founded in 2005. Culturelab is a member of Culturelink (Culture Research and Collaboration Network). In 2006, the organization has been granted public benefit status.


Culturelab is aiming to promote an individual and community development through arts and cultural activities, creative and innovative use of cultural resources – both physical assets as well as opportunities in cultural engagement.


Culturelab operates as a catalyst, building platforms and giving tools to cultural organizations and public authorities in following areas:

  • Urban renewal and revitalization.
  • Arts and positive change in communities, building community identity.
  • Culture as economic engine for local development.
  • Personal social development through arts and culture.
  • Cultural diversity and cooperation for sustainable development.

Culturelab activities include:

  • research,
  • initiation of innovative projects,
  • building partnerships,
  • consulting,
  • training,
  • evaluation.


Culturelab uses an interdisciplinary approach, cooperating with observatories and think-tanks of other domains, researching society‘s development. Culturelab highly values exchange of expertise with its international partners to deliver better solutions, created in culturally diverse environment.

Capacity for the project

Culturelab has expertise in culture surveys, curricula planning and training, advisory and develop-ment work in the culture sector.

The key persons involved will be Ilona Asare, chairman; and Baiba Tjarve, projecr manager.


L.Paegles 2D-26, Cesis, LV-4101,



Tel.:   (+371) 26011102


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