ARS BALTICA CREATIVE DIALOGUE "Empowering lasting cultural exchange grounded in shared local perspectives" will be held in Riga on October 2, 2018, 12 am - 7 pm at the premises of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia, Marijas 13/3, Berga Bazārs. Registration to the event by sending an email latest by September 28, 12:00 to  with cc: to

The new format ARS BALTICA Creative Dialogue (ABCD) intends to gather creative and cultural practitioners in all Baltic Sea Region countries, provide space for discussion in an open environment and create synergies for and with the participating partners. The format wants to highlight cross-sectorial links and allow policy-makers to follow the debates and share their perspectives on the impact of culture and cultural practice.

The Baltic Sea Region is home to a large number of diverse, exciting and challenging cultural and creative initiatives. They are diverse in the sense, that they reflect our modern, international and culturally manifold societies. Exciting in terms of the potential to engage participants, to fascinate them with interesting new perspectives and challenging in the sense, that they constantly want to move forward, challenge established value systems and make progress towards a more equal, tolerant and conscious world we live in. It’s also in the hands of cultural and creative leaders to take responsibility and deal with issues, that otherwise might remain unheard of in our modern and dynamic societies.