"Inese Galante Foundation" opened this week
One of the goals of new foundation will be to support young, talented artists in order to help them improve their skills in Latvia. Inese Galante told that the foundation will help them find sponsors who are able to pay for their studies. Also several competitions and masterclasses with foreign lecturers will be available for young students.
"Latvia is a large country with many young talents, we need to understand that by avoiding provincial senses. Let's think about this large number of great Latvian artists around the world. We are the power of music in such a small country. We also would like artists come back as long as they have found their place in this world," noted Galante. Another goal of the foundation is to develop and accomplish the recognition of cultural and intellectual heritage by creating a cultural platform available for every Latvian resident. Also different art, culture and charity projects will be organised.
Opera singers Sergejs Jēgers and Aleksandrs Antoņenko have worked with charity projects before.
Antoņenko has grown up in a family of six children. He said: "I visit Latvia quite rarely. When I'm here, I would rather get some rest from singing. Still, I wish to do something significant." He frequently supports one of large families and also pays for a country camp where children from the local parish spend time. Though, he did not want to talk about it. "Those projects Inese creates are truly great, and I would love to involve," promised singer.
Sergejs Jēgers will participate in the foundation, too. He had worked with his own charity foundation for six years helping talentet children, large families, children with health problems and those coming from poor families. "Children need generosity, especially those who don't get that too much in their life. I don't think charity is a duty. I just feel it's something I need to do," told Jēgers.