The preparation of the centennial celebration of the Republic of Latvia started in 2014; it is celebrated from 2017 to 2021. Since 2014, there have been series of public discussions with various target audiences and this laid the foundation for cooperation with the local authorities, institutions, organisations, and with broad society in and outside Latvia. The celebration covers all sectors – culture, education, economy, as well as environment, sports, welfare, health, defence, agriculture and other sectors. It marks the major events in every sector, and thereby reflects the events of the past hundred years.
The concert hall Latvia in Ventspils (which also houses the Ventspils Music School) and the concert hall Great Amber (which also houses the Liepaja Symphonic Orchestra and the Emils Melngailis’ Music Secondary School) opened in respectively 2019 and the autumn of 2015. These concert halls are the epicentres of important art, music, and other creative events and were built using the European Regional Development Fund fundraised by the Ministry of Culture. In line with the concert hall Latgale Embassy Gors in Rezekne and Vidzeme concert hall Cesis, the Great Amber and Latvia are suitable for diversified professional cultural services, and for amateur art and interest education activities.
In 2015, the Ministry of Culture has established the Media Policy Unit which undertakes the development of the media policy.