Backyard Festival


This is an initiative of the Latvian Academy of Art in order to give character to the centre of Riga, making it a neighbourhood with its own identity and tapping the potential of co-operation among the local residents. The Backyard Festival marks the start of a new tradition that will encourage creative friendship and co-operation among the residents of Riga centre, people who work there, and teachers and students from the Latvian Academy of Art and other art schools in the city centre. The Backyard Festival features artistic workshops, exhibition performances, „en plein air” sessions in the green area of the Art Academy, educational tours of the cultural and historic areas in the downtown, art and design fairs.

Thematic division: Road Map

Begins : 23.05.2014 21:00


  • Latvian Academy of Art

Form of event:

  • Festival
  • Workshop

Category of event:

  • Music
  • Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Participation of the public
  • Education
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Active Neighbourhoods is a series of events that make living in a city more inspiring and foster a sense of belonging and responsibility for the area we live in. Activities proposed and implemented by residents of Riga continue throughout 2014 in various neighbourhoods of the city. These include tours of the area planned and guided by locals, artistic meetings en plein air, photography campaigns, celebrations, festivals, lectures and discussions, which all centre on people and their infinite wish to invent and create something new, receive guests and have a great time with them.

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