The Ceramics Department of the Art Academy of Latvia in cooperation with State Education Development Agency offer our colleagues and students from other universities to get to know LATVIAN FOLK ART and apply for the International Summer School, which will take place between 27.06 - 06.07.2024. The application period is from 1 February to 1 April, 2024.

The summer school format will allow you to get to know Latvia's culture, important examples of Latvian art in the context of European art by participating in this program which includes lectures in the museums of Riga and also in Latvian regions, such as Sigulda, Turaida, Rundale, Bauska and Jelgava. Folk art reflects the people's way of life, culture, perception of the world and aesthetic ideals of a certain time, it is constructively decorative, its objects can be used in daily life and have an aesthetic value. We offer also a practical ceramics workshop, where each participant can create some traditional pottery samples in clay and try different "old" ways of firing. The combined, complex approach to this process, mixing theoretical lessons with practice, usually renders excellent results. The process of the creation of a work of art and the sensitive contact with art on a non-verbal level gives added value to the cognitive process. 

Program (in attachment)

On completing the course students will be issued a certificate of attendance - 3 ECTS credits


The proposed program will be of a particular interest to students and academic staff of visual plastic arts and design, cultural heritage, art history, architecture and culture.


Only students and academic staff of foreign higher education institutions from the following 43 countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship: Austria, Azerbaijan, Arab Republic of Egypt, Belgium (Federation Wallonia - Brussels), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The People’s Republic of China, The United States of America, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Namibia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Fiji.

Evaluation: The selection of candidates takes place in a competitive manner, evaluating the content and motivation of the application forms. The final decision on granting scholarships will be made by the evaluation committee of the State Education Development Agency of the Republic of Latvia.

Scholarship covers:  accommodation (shared rooms in hostel), meals (2x/day), lectures, workshops, study tours, and all cultural activities.

Scholarship does not cover: travel, visa, and health insurance costs. Participants have to cover travel expenses from the country of origin to Latvia (Riga, the Art Academy) themselves.

The call for applications is open NOW!
(From February 1 to April 1, 2024) Please send your applications to e-mail: 

  1. Application form;
  2. Confirmation of student status;
  3. CV;
  4. Copy of passport;
  5. Certificate of English language skills (if any);
  6. Letter of motivation.

The Summer School organizers will inform all participants of the results by email.

Contacts: Jevgenija Loginova
Phone: (+371)29774138

Address: The Art Academy of Latvia, Ceramics Department, O.Kalpaka Boulevard 13, Riga, Latvia, LV-1050

Financial support by State Education Development Agency (SEDA)