Participant Profile

Janis Gailitis


Having served as the project manager at the Art Academy of Latvia, Gailitis has overseen multiple projects and has responsibility for finances, marketing and public relations for the projects. Previously, he curated and coordinated numerous local and international events including the Riga City Festival and Kultur Klash, a festival featuring alternative genres and approaches from artists throughout Europe. Gailitis also organized and secured sites for Stubnitz, a deep sea fishing vessel that has been transformed into a traveling venue for exhibitions and sound art events. He hoped to share ideas on the future of arts education and strategies for organizational restructuring in the face of challenges. He also wanted to attend cultural events and expand his network of international contacts in advance of 2014, when Riga was the European Capital of Culture.