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International Mark Rothko Competition of Young Performers of Modern Music

In March this year, an unprecedented competition for young musicians will take place in Daugavpils – the 1st International Mark Rothko Competition of Young Performers of Modern Music, in which children and youth under 19 years of age will take part.


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Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre welcomes exhibition proposals

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre has designed an application form that enables individual artists, artist groups or curators to submit their exhibition proposals for potential display on the centre’s premises.


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III International Contest  for Young Singers of Christmas Songs

On 7-11 January 2021, the III International Contest for Young Singers of Christmas Songs took place in Daugavpils. Around 2000 young people from 15 countries competed for the victory: USA, Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine.


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Overcoming uncertainty at the Rothko Centre – the new season in six exhibitions

On Friday 6 November Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre is launching the new exhibition season with six art projects that can be seen as attempts to overcome the uncertainty of this peculiar time.


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Department of Culture of Daugavpils

Culture plays an important role in the formation of one’s personality – it enriches the mind and is vital to survival and well-being, gives strength and energy to the day-to-day work and the belief in the future.

One of the most important cultural centres in Latvia is the city of Daugavpils, where every single resident and guest of the city is offered a wide, varied and qualitative range of cultural events with the participation of the artists from local and other municipalities, as well as foreign artists.

Several municipal institutions are working to provide cultural life in the city. The largest of them are: Department of Culture of Daugavpils City Council, Latvian Culture Centre, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum, Russian Culture Centre, Palace of Culture, Belarusian Culture Centre, Polish Culture Centre, Latgale Central Library, etc. Not only residents of the city of Daugavpils, but also tourists and guests attend all the events with great interest.

A number of different cultural events take place in Daugavpils: international festivals, as well as national and local city events, with the participation of residents of the city, cultural and educational institutions, public organizations, cultural societies, and municipal and state organizations. Since 2018 is the year of the Latvia’s Centenary celebrations, a large program of events dedicated to this important national anniversary is offered in Daugavpils.

The city’s artistic amateur collectives, which in total are more than 40, are actively participating in the events.


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