More than 200 different projects were run during Rīga’s year as a European Capital of Culture, the outcome being a huge diversity of events which not only gave Rīga’s residents and visitors many opportunities to partake of and enjoy culture, but also invited active participation and creativity. Many new works were created through the Rīga 2014 programme, new productions were staged, poetry anthologies published, and a whole string of international-class exhibitions curated. Rīga’s creative quarters and neighbourhoods hosted a variety of events, uncovering new talents and locations.
More than 12 000 people from nigh on one hundred cultural institutions, government and municipal cultural bodies and non-government cultural organisations were involved in preparing and implementing the 2014 European Capital of Culture programme.
More than 1 900 artists and representatives of creative sectors – directors, producers, musicians, dancers, actors, artists and many other creative personalities from Latvia and elsewhere – participated in the artistic execution of the programme.