The State Cultural Capital Foundation supports the creative work of artists by providing “creative scholarships”, “educational grants” and their Creative Travel Support Programme. This programme supports applications for trips where the applicant as a participant takes part in the short-term scientific, creative work or training programmes, in conferences, festivals and competitions related to culture field, if a personal invitation or accreditation have been received. Educational and creative scholarships are granted for obtaining education and raising professional growth, for implementation of innovative and research projects, as well as for development of international relations promoting Latvian culture and art worldwide. Creative scholarships are exempt from tax.
See also chapter 4.1.3 on social security frameworks.