Riga Jurmala Music Festival presents: Digital Transformation in Culture

The conference will join the urgent discussion on digital transformation in culture. Some of the leading professionals in the cultural sphere from world-renowned organizations and festivals will share their experiences using digital tools to transform their modus operandi and rethinking content creation in performing and visual arts.

Believing that digital transformation presents an excellent opportunity to expand the reach of the culture, Riga Jurmala Music Festival invites everyone to join the conference and conversation on how to use digitalization to create original, meaningful and contemporary content and ways of organizing and experiencing it.

Agenda

10:00 – 10:15 OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

Nauris Puntulis

The Minister of Culture of Latvia

Ignazio Cassis

Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs

Zane Čulkstēna

Executive Director, Riga Jurmala Music Festival

WHY IS DIGITALIZATION IN CULTURE IMPORTANT

10:30–10:45

Senior Manager, Enterprise and Innovation, Arts Council England

10:45–11:00

Chief Executive Officer, London Philharmonic Orchestra

11:00–11:15

Director at the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation

11:15 DISCUSSION
Speakers joined by Raimonds Aleksejenko, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Economics of Latvia, and Uldis Zariņš, Deputy State Secretary for Cultural Policy, Ministry of Culture of Latvia.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF ARTISTIC CREATION

11:45–12:00

Artist and founding director of RIXC Center for New Media Culture

12:00–12:15

Co-Creators and Curators of the project In VR we trust

12:15–12:30

Ph.D., Operations and Development Director, EPFL – Cultural Heritage and Innovation Center (CHC) (Montreux Jazz Digital Project)

12:30 DISCUSSION
Speakers joined by Gundega Laiviņa, Curator of Performing Arts, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, and Timurs Tomsons, Director of the Great Amber concert hall.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT

13:00–13:15

Director of Digital at TATE

13:15–13:30

Head of Marketing, Lucerne Festival

13:30–13:45

Head of Marketing, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

13:45 DISCUSSION
Joined by Sandis Voldiņš, Member of the Board, Latvian National Opera and Ballet, Ieva Irbina, Chairperson Of The Board at Hanzas Perons, venue for culture, music and art.

14:30 CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

The event is financially supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Latvia and the Society Integration Foundation from the Latvian state budget allocated by the Ministry of Culture.