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Sat: 10.00 – 16.00
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The initiative to develop the residency programme relates to the overall objective of Sigulda Municipality Council to promote reading as a priority. Establishing Sigulda Creative Residency programme is one of the cornerstones of the development strategy of Sigulda, heading to become UNESCO Creative City of Literature. 

The programme has three main goals: 1) fostering creative process, specializing on tandems or groups (author and illustrator / author and translator etc.); 2) interaction with local communities, with emphases on educational institutions; 3) to motivate residents to leave a cultural “footprint”, that would enrich the local community with elements of contemporary culture.

The Residency will provide different locations for the residents, depending on what kind of environment the residents need.

The programme was launched in December 2021 with Orbita, the creative collective/group of Latvian artists and poets writing in Russian. In 2022 the Residency will host two creative tandems – one organised by an invitation, another by an open-call.

For more information: kultura@sigulda.lv

The cultural center “Sigulda Devons” is named in honor of the period that temporarily recorded a magical code in the sandstone layers of the Gauja from the time when the Sigulda area was covered with water.

The features of the Devonian period have also given names to the halls of the cultural center: “Radix” (large hall, Latin – root), “Silva” (small hall, Latin – forest) and “Digiti” (cinema hall, Latin – fingers). The names of the medicines are reminiscent of the events of the Devonian era, which have significantly influenced the evolution of the world.

RoomPrice per hour (public events)Price per hour (corporate events)Capacity (pers.)Hall layout
DIGITI hall66.55199.65250Theater
SILA hall30.2590.75100Theater
RADIX hall121.00363.00200Theater

The culture centre "Siguldas devons" was opened on September 14, 2018, after an extensive reconstruction. The building is named after a period that wrote a magic code in the Gauja river sandstone layers forever when waters covered the Sigulda neighborhood.

“Siguldas devons” facade design uses decorative panels that feature a sandstone outcrop pattern from the Velnalas Rocks, where most Devonian fish and flora fossils have been preserved. Features of the Devon period have also given names to the halls of the cultural centre: “Radix” (large hall, in Latin – root), “Silva” (small hall, in Latin – forest) and “Digiti” (cinema hall, in Latin – fingers). The names of the halls remind us of the Devonian era, which has had a significant impact on the evolution of the world.

“Devon is the age of luck. It is a mighty period when the earth was bursting out of the sea and more and more lives were emerging. Devon is changing the world and urging to change. Restoring the cultural centre and giving it a future breath, we are witnessing how yesterday turns into tomorrow. Occasionally, after the rain at the Gauja river, we can find washed ashore fossils of the placoderms and feel the breath of the distant Devon in our hand. If during the Devonian era the plants got their roots, the soil got its forests and fish grew bones, I believe that “Siguldas devons” will be a worthy investment in Sigulda ever-changing cultural life. Just as small sand and clay particles have become pink and golden sandstone rocks, I wish everyone in this building to grow stronger in spirit and performance so that each day in the Devon is a leap,” said Uģis Mitrevics, Chairman of Sigulda County Council.

The building of the Cultural Centre was built in 1962. After extensive reconstruction, the premises have become more spacious, modern and multifunctional, equipped with the latest technologies. The reconstructed building has excellent acoustics with little reverberation time, so the centre halls are perfect for concerts with sound equipment. Here you will be able to make high-quality audio recordings and even live shows from cultural events. The most renowned Latvian sound experts Andris Ūze and Krišjānis Geidāns point out that the “Meyer Sound” is one of the most popular brands of sound systems in the world, which is used by many world-renowned artists and rock bands. The latest modification of the sound system is installed in “Siguldas devons”. Its main advantage is that the enhanced sound is brought closer to the natural sound, and the system is easy to understand and control. Older versions of this sound system have been installed elsewhere in Latvia.

All the halls are equipped with high-resolution video projectors, but the “Radix” hall is specially adapted for events that require sophisticated decorations – the stage is in-depth, equipped with lifting constructions and professional stage lights. “Digiti” hall is also equipped with qualitative technological solutions, where smaller concerts, performances or cinema will take place. In terms of energy efficiency, the building is equipped with a building management system that automatically regulates and manages ventilation, heating, lighting, and conditioning equipment. By using this system, it is possible to regulate the most important energy consumers – the cold station, the heating unit, the ventilation equipment – as it is necessary, significantly increasing the energy efficiency level of the building.

The initiative to develop the residency programme relates to the overall objective of Sigulda Municipality Council to promote reading as a priority. Establishing Sigulda Creative Residency programme is one of the cornerstones of the development strategy of Sigulda, heading to become UNESCO Creative City of Literature. 

The programme has three main goals: 1) fostering creative process, specializing on tandems or groups (author and illustrator / author and translator etc.); 2) interaction with local communities, with emphases on educational institutions; 3) to motivate residents to leave a cultural “footprint”, that would enrich the local community with elements of contemporary culture.

The Residency will provide different locations for the residents, depending on what kind of environment the residents need.

The programme was launched in December 2021 with Orbita, the creative collective/group of Latvian artists and poets writing in Russian. In 2022 the Residency will host two creative tandems – one organised by an invitation, another by an open-call.

For more information: kultura@sigulda.lv

The cultural center “Sigulda Devons” is named in honor of the period that temporarily recorded a magical code in the sandstone layers of the Gauja from the time when the Sigulda area was covered with water.

The features of the Devonian period have also given names to the halls of the cultural center: “Radix” (large hall, Latin – root), “Silva” (small hall, Latin – forest) and “Digiti” (cinema hall, Latin – fingers). The names of the medicines are reminiscent of the events of the Devonian era, which have significantly influenced the evolution of the world.

RoomPrice per hour (public events)Price per hour (corporate events)Capacity (pers.)Hall layout
DIGITI hall66.55199.65250Theater
SILA hall30.2590.75100Theater
RADIX hall121.00363.00200Theater
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