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The competition in Riga has concluded!

The competition of program "Brigade" in Riga has ended and the grants of 7000 euros go to:

Jānis Šnikvalds with „Baltu drava”,

Elīna Bušmane and Čārlzs Burijērs (Charles Bourrier) with the social design project „Jūhū”,

Ansis Ataols Bērziņš with the social events' venue „Vijoļšķūnis”,

Ieva Veita-Breidaka with the interior design project „Jubka”,

Edgars Kaņepe with „Daudznacionāle virtuve” in Kaņepes Kultūras centrs,

Aija Bley with photography ateljéSapņu darbnīca”,

Sandra Jakušonoka and Bolderājas grupa with „Tūrisma informācijas tīkls Bolderājā”,

Kaspars Lielgalvisfor the development of a multifunctional concert-hall in the art centre „Totaldobže”,

Solvita Kostjukova with „LuDe – design with a good karma”,

Kristaps Puķītis with the Latvian electronic music record company „Dirty Deal Audio”,

Toms Rusovs with „Muzikālā darbnīca”,

Beatrise Gore with the head-ware ateljéHATA”,

Ance Pudāne with „Ērenpreiss velosipēdu restaurācijas darbnīca”

and Jeļena Gaikeviča with „Capoeira Kids Academy”.

More information (in Latvian): http://www.brigade.lv/lv/jaunumi/zinas/finansejumu-lidz-5000-latu-apmera-sanem-14-radosas-iniciativas/

Workshop lead by Susan Aktemel

On Tuesday, December 4th,the leading social entrepreneur in Scotland - Susan Aktemel - will lead a workshop "How to run a successful enterprise in arts?". The participation is free.

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Workshop lead by Zigurds Zaķis

On Wednesday, November 21st, the workshop "A strategic approach to idea explosion: what to learn from the strategic planning of communication strategy?" lead by Zigurds Zakis, the widely known advertising and marketing specialist with over 20 years of exerience in various fields, will take place in Imantas Kulturas Nams, Anninmuizas Blv. 29. Participation - free.

An irresistible introduction to social entrepreneurship

In order to answer the many questions about the principles of social entrepreneurship, British Council Latvia presents their "Social Enterprise Planning Toolkit": http://ej.uz/SocialEnterpriseToolkit .Designed and delivered by Freer Spreckley, the toolkit explaines the term "social entrepreneurship" and provides detailed examples from the U.K.

Workshop lead by Voldemars Dudums: Idea explosion

On Tuesday, November 13th, at 17:00 in the premises of Ģertrūdes Street Theatre (Ģertrūdes Street 101) the second of "Brigade" workshops will take place. The expert in unordinary advertising - Voldemars Dudums - will lead a masterclass "Idea explosion" to share his experience on the subject of creative problemsolving and the transformation of a "hate-list" into a business idea.

Riga 2014 hosts international forum on the place of neighbourhoods on a city’s cultural map

On Friday 16 November, the Riga 2014 Foundation will be holding a public forum Neighbourhood Culture in 58 Cities. All those interested are invited to attend the forum where representatives of Riga and other former, current and future European Capitals of Culture will present the most striking examples of residents’ participation in neighbourhood activities. Thanks to Riga 2014 Partner Lattelecom, the forum will be freely available on a live webcast.

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Brigādes dalās ar savu pieredzi

“Komandas iekšējā struktūra un hierarhija ir svarīga, lai “iecementētu” savstarpējo atbildību un nodrošinātu gludu darbu” (“Skaņu Mežs“).

“Telpu izvēle ir pats svarīgākais lēmums, tāpēc labāk tam iztērēt vairāk laika, nekā pēc tam kost pirkstos. Tas izklausās ļoti vienkārši, taču zemūdens akmeņi atradīsies arī visrūpīgāk plānotajās lietās” (“Mājas svētība“).

Kā norisinājās Brigāžu nedēļa 2011. gadā?

Ir atklāta jauna slimība, kas strauji izplatās. Tā jau skārusi vairākus desmitus cilvēku Latvijā un, iespējams, varētu kļūt par plaši izplatītu parādību sabiedrībā. Tās nosaukums ir „Brigāde", bet neuztraucieties -- šī ir labā. „Brigāde" ir atbalsta programma, kas radošiem cilvēkiem ar interesantām idejām dod atspēriena punktu, lai tiktu sākts jauns bizness. 2011.gada pavasarī Rīgā durvis plaši atvērušas 12 finansējumu jau saņēmušas brigādes, lai parādītu paveikto un iedrošinātu citus sekot labajam piemēram.

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