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By 15 June, the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List shall be applied for

Latvian National Cultural Centre (LNKC) has announced the submission of annual applications to the National Intangible Cultural Heritage (SNA) list. In the future, this process will be carried out electronically by expressing the values of intangible cultural heritage on the new web site www.nematerialakultura.lv. Deadline for submission of applications: 15 June of that year.

“This site has been expected since the beginning of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2017,” says LNKC intangible cultural heritage expert Gita Lanzer. “We worked very seriously so that the process of preparing and submitting applications on the website is relatively simple and technically clearly structured so that the applicants can easily obtain expert advice during writing.”

IN the spring OF THE LNKC, it is planned to organise informative workshops on the preparation and submission of applications in the new platform. We will be informed about the events of the seminars shortly!

The National SNA lists each year elements which constitute State-protected values within the meaning of THE SNA. There is a wide range of Community support and participation in the list. Currently, there are 24 elements in the list: Carnikavas nigu catching and processing, glassware in Livans, Gauja plosters' skills, May singing in North Latgale and Dagda District, Inter Ermoņika and Petersburg game, Peak Orthodox wedding ritual and others, including several – suiti, Livonian, Rucava and rivers – cultural spaces. Applications submitted to the list shall be assessed by the Council of intangible cultural heritage by inviting experts.

“Intangible cultural heritage” means knowledge, skills and customs to be transferred from generation to generation, from the master of the master, thus preserving the future. This initiative is topical around the world, because it is important for people to maintain their identity and the uniqueness of their culture during today's globalisation, "SAYS Lanzer.

The site www.nematerialakultura.lv be developed within the framework of the “digitisation of cultural heritage content” project with the support of the European Regional Development Fund. Site created by Latvian National Cultural Centre (LNKC) in cooperation with cultural information system centre and SIA “computer science centre”s'.