The creative unions in Latvia, such as the Union of Artists and the Union of Writers, receive some direct financial support from the Ministry of Culture. Artists may receive project grants in the competitions of the State Culture Capital Foundation, including individual grants for developing an artistic project (e.g. writing a book). The Foundation also assigns life-long grants for outstanding, older generation artists. See chapter 4.1.3 about the Law on the Status of Creative Persons and Professional Creative Organisations and support to creative persons.