Creative Travel Support Program

State Culture Capital Foundation
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

In order to promote the development of international relations, the dissemination of Latvian artistic and cultural values and their accessibility to the general public, as well as to promote the process of cultural renewal and artistic creation and to promote education and professional development, the National Cultural Endowment for Culture (VKKF) Creative Travel Support Program supports applications for travel in which the applicant participates in short-term scientific, creative or training programs, cultural conferences, festivals and competitions upon personal invitation or accreditation.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

In 2020 taking into account both the current information on the prevalence of COVID-19 and the call of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consider the need to travel abroad, as well as the mandatory requirement to observe self-isolation when returning to Latvia from countries with high Covid-19 to close the application for the Creative Travel Support Program from 1 September 2020.
The SCCF Council will decide on the further implementation of the program in the light of developments.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

139 213 euro in 2019

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: