8.1.4 Support to professional artists associations or unions
The creative unions in Latvia, such as the Union of Artists and the Union of Writers, receive very little direct financial support from the Ministry of Culture. They also receive project grants in the competitions of the State Culture Capital Foundation.
Figure 8: Subsidies of the Ministry of Culture to professional artists' associations and unions, in LVL, 2004 – 2009
Source: Ministry of Culture, 2010.
In 2010, the Ministry of Culture continued to support participation of the professional artists' associations and unions in international networks and organisations.