October 8 was the date for Skaņu Mežs’ free-entry event at Hanzas Perons (Hanzas street 16a). It was entirely devoted to LYRA, a project for kids and teens that is supported by the EEA Grants and Norway Grants funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The evening saw concerts and premieres of new works, created with the participation of children and youth.
The program was as follows:
Anna Fišere, Miķelis Fišers, Andris Kalnozols (LV)
Alexander Rishaug & Ingrid Bjørnaali (NO)
Peter Ablingers, Sylwia Zytynska & LYRA workshop team (AU, PL, LV)
Stian Westerhus (No)
Evita Manji (GR)
Photos by Artūrs Pavlovs.
This concert was part of LYRA, a project for kids and teens that is supported by the EEA Grants and Norway Grants funded by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.
LYRA receives grants in the amount of EUR 206,256.00 within the framework of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants funded by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. The project aims to introduce kids and teenagers to experimental music and to get them involved in its creation. As it is democratic and non-hierarchical in essence, experimental music gives trained and untrained kids the chance to take part in making music. Since the project crosses social and ethnic divides, it is also socially inclusive.
Total LYRA eligible costs: EUR 202,510.00, European Economic Area financial instrument programme Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Culture Cooperation support sum: 85% or EUR 85,000.00, of which:
- European Economic Area financial instrument co-financing: 85% or EUR 175,317.60;
- State Budget co-financing: 15% or EUR 30,938.40.