There are no restrictions on the choice of topics, formats and participants of the event, and everyone can apply for an event lasting one or one and a half hours, or even a whole two-day program of events. The number of festival events is limited, therefore, when planning the event application, the festival organizing team is asking applicants to consider the possibility of organizing events jointly with other organizations.
Festival director Ieva Morica told Latvian Television on January 4:
"The festival program is the result of Latvian society's joint work each year, and in this way we see what is happening in Latvian society, and what are the hot themes and questions. We are inviting everyone: individuals, organizations, municipalities, colleges and other organizations to apply for this year's festival and think about inclusive formats that give a chance for LAMPA's visitors to participate."
"The ability to cooperate is often the missing element for the implementation of excellent ideas, it has always been our direction indicator, both when thinking about the festival and about life outside it... It is a great opportunity to expand your vision and audience. We are open! We look forward to event applications to create a rich and diverse festival program together," according to festival program curator Egita Prāma.
She also stated that on January 11 at 4 p.m., all interested parties who are considering applying for events can take part in a briefing on the Facebook page of the LAMPA festival.
The festival is free to attend, and its costs are mainly covered by grants, donations and co-payments by event organizers. The amount of the co-payment depends on the selected stage and time, but everyone can also apply for free participation.
More information about the event registration procedure and the festival here .
LAMPA has become a very popular annual event with large nubers of people decamping to Cēsis for the duration. Numerous tents and stages present discussions and conversations on a wide range of topics.