About SURVIVAL KIT

The “Survival Kit 5” International Contemporary Arts Festival, which is organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) will take place from the 5th to the 15th September, 2013.

“Survival Kit 5” has focussed on slow revolution, which emphasizes the importance of margins, overturning positions of power and questions the dominance of the centre. It is a non-hierarchical movement which has evolved from the needs of individuals and develops direct democratic traditions. The slow revolution invites not to be afraid of reaching out for what you really desire.


Since 2009, there have been four SURVIVAL KIT festivals in Riga, reaching approximately 65 000 people, each year contemplating on a different current trend. Although the SURVIVAL KIT festival is quite a new art initiative, its aim is to grow and develop into becoming the Riga Art Biennale in 2014, when Riga will be the European Capital of Culture. Participants of SURVIVAL KIT are not just artists but also representatives of various other fields – architects, scientists, new entrepreneurs, teachers and other energetic experts, developing and implementing creative strategies to survive the times of crisis.

SURVIVAL KIT organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), an internationally active non-governmental culture organization that offers an independent perspective on current topics and recent historical events through the looking glass of art. SURVIVAL KIT is curated by Solvita Krese, the director of LCCA.