2010 – 2015
Dr. Art., Art Academy of Latvia
Promotional work: Design for sustainable social welfare.
Promotional work abstract: ISBN: 978-9934-541-02-5;
PDF ISBN: 978-9934-541-03-2; 2015, © Aija Freimane.
2003 – 2005
Social Sciences MA in art, culture / art management, City University London, culture, policy & management (creative indstries) department.
Theme: The impacts of politics on the Visual Arts before and after perestroika.
1995 – 2003
Humanities MA degree in art, Art Academy of Latvia.
Tēma: Creative organisation and artist status in Latvia and Europe.
1998 – 2002
University of Latvia, Institute of International relations, higher professional education, Head of External Relations Unit.
Theme: International cooperation opportunities in the field of culture and art within the framework of international regulation. Republic of Latvia - European Union - UN.
1995 – 1997
Art Academy of Latvia, professional degree in arts, textile art.
Non Academic Education
The Riga StratCom Dialogue Conference, Riga, Latvia
Continuing education in Management of Change, Riga, Latvia (8 h)
Conference "Smart Future", Riga, Latvia
Conference "Children are not born with prejudice", Riga, Latvia, organized by Swedish Institute and Embassy of Sweden in Latvia
The Riga StratCom Dialogue confernce, Riga, Latvia
Co-organization of panel “Art and communication”
Conference UX Riga, Participation at Design Thinking Workshop.
Workshop "Universal design in graphic and packaging design" led by Swedish design agency FUNKA, Valmiera, Latvia
01.12.2016 - 18.01.2017
Continuing education "Methodology and development of learning content in competence based education", Riga, Latvia (36 h)
03. – 07.06.2015
“The Virtuous cycle”, Cumulus conference in Milano, Italy.
07. – 12.10.2012
Participation in doctoral course: ”The Role of Hypothesis in Experimental Design Research” in Design School Kolding, Denmark (5 ECTS).
14. – 17.05.2013
Participation in Zemgale planning region (ZPR) project RegioCraft, Cascais and Lisabona, Portugal. In this project the local partnerships between design and craft cooperation partner countries were identified and a partnership between the LMA and ZPR was established.
24. – 26.05. 2012
CUMULUS „Northern World Mandate”, Helsinki, Finland.
31.10 – 04.11.2011
IASDR2011, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, Delft, The Netherlands.
19. – 21.05.2011
Crossing talents! Transversality in Design, Paris, France.
18. – 19.05.2011
1st International Symposium for Design Education Researchers (DRS), Paris, France.
25. – 29.10.2010
European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (14th ERSCP) and Environmental management of Sustainable Universities (6th EMSU) Delft, The Netherlands.
„Universal design in Community planning” Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg (4 ECTS).
World Design Research Conference: „Changing the Change”, Turin, Italy.
EU Project Management Courses, School of Public Administration.
"The Value of Culture", Amsterdam - Maastricht Summer University.
Project Management, School of Public Administration.
EU Guidelines, School of Public Administration.
2017 – 2020
Post-Doctoral Researcer, Art Academy of Latvia, project research: “Identification system of Design socio-economic impact towards transformation of knowledge intensive economy in Latvia”, nr. 126.96.36.199/VIAA/1/16/125 Cabinet of Ministers regulation Nr.50 “Operational program "Growth and employment”" 1.1.1. the specific support objective "To increase the research and innovation capacity of Latvian scientific institutions and the ability to attract external financing by investing in human resources and infrastructure" 188.8.131.52. in the framework of the post-doctoral research support.
Associate professor at the Art Academy of Latvia, lecture courses: Design context; Design Management, Design Research Methods, Design for Society and Sustainability; Art management; Insights into the creative industries (Student Creative Business Lab); Project management; Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. in the Sub-branch of Functional Design and Sub-branch of Art Science and Theory.
2012 – 2016
Associate Professor of the Latvian Academy of Art Design, lecture courses: Design Management, Research Methods, Art Management; Insight Into The Creative Industries (Student creative business laboratory) and Project Management; Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. in the Sub-branch of Functional Design and Sub-branch of Art Science and Theory.
Universal design expert for Liepaja Port Warehouse Restoration Project at Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
Visiting professor at Culture Academy of Latvia "Creative Industry program" with a course "Design Industry”
Guest professor at Belarus State Art Academy with a lecture “Design thinking as Universal Design approach for product/service development”, Minsk, Belarus
Visiting Lecturer at Howest Industrial Center Professional Bachelor Intensive Program "Sports & Well-being", 29.02-11.03.2016.
Visiting Lecturer at The BA School of Business and Finance "Creative Business" with a lecture "Design Industry Management”.
2014 – 2015
Visiting Lecturer at Konstfack School of Arts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, organized by Xskool International Summer School, Doors of Perception under John Thackara.
2008 – 2012
Lecturer at the Art Academy of Latvia, lectur courses: Design Management, Design Concepts, Research Methods, Art Management; Insight Into Creative Industries and Project Management.
2009 - 2011
Program and project manager, project and program developer and lecturer of the Latvian Academy of Art's Professional Development Education Program "Professional Education Educator Pedagogical Basic Program in Design"; ESF project no. 2009/0208 / 1DP / 184.108.40.206.2. / 09 / IPIA / VIAA / 005.
2007 – 2010
Head of the Technology Transfer Contact Point in Design Department of the Latvian Academy of Art; project no. TPK / 220.127.116.11.2 / 08/01/002.
2007 – 2008
A pilot project funded by the Latvian Investment and Development Agency "Design Audit and Design Consultancy for 15 Small and Medium Enterprises in Latvia", a representative of the working group from Ltd. H2E.
2004 – 2007
Senior Speaker of the Department of Cultural Policy of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
2004 – 2005
Working Group on the Development of the Culture Policy Guidelines for 2006-2015, Development of section: “Culture and New Economy”.
2002 – 2003
Senior Speaker at the Foreign Relations Division of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
Other Professional Experience
Scientific Board DRS Learn x Design 2019 Fifth International Conference for Design Education Researchers, Ankara, Turkey
Scientific Board E&PDE 2018, 20th International Conference on Engineering &Product Design Education, London, UK
2017 – 2018
Scientific panel "Not just from the center - multiple voices in design" co-director of the Design Research Association "DRS2018. Catalyst", Limerick, Ireland. http://www.drs2018limerick.org/track/not-just-centre-multiple-voices-design
The curator and manager of the exhibition “AccessAbility" in Latvia, initiated by the Swedish Institute, including the adaptation of the concept in Latvia and the development of the Latvian profile.
Organization of the exhibition in cooperation with the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in Latvia during the Swedish Days in Liepaja, Daugavpils and Valmiera, Riga (LNB and Saeima), Limbazi, Jurmala, Valka, Cesis etc.
The exhibition also includes the organization of seminars and workshops in the context of universal design for an inclusive society, the development of products and services, and graphic, communication design.
Partners: Society of Disabled People and their friends "Apeirons", “Es redzu" Society, Liepaja Society of the Blind, Social Services of Beverina and Kocēni Region, Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils, Liepaja Latvian Society House, Valmiera Secondary School of Art.
The Swedish Institute's exhibition "Design for Dignity" manager in Latvia, in cooperation with the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in Latvia, during the Swedish Days in Liepaja.
Scientific Board for the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Aalborg Univiresity, Denmark, 08. – 09.09.06.
Assessment expert for European Commission projects in Horizon2020.
International evaluation expert of Lithuanian design higher education programs at Vilnius and Kaunas universities.
Member of the International Scientific Council for the Scientific Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Loughborough Univiresity, UK, 03. – 04.09.2015.
Reviewer for a special edition of the “Journal of Cleaner Production”.
European Commission Collaborative Project Evaluation Expert in the “Creative Europe” Program.
Design thinking ambassador for “radi! 2014” Latvia week.
Leading and participation
Seminars & Workshops
Service design and Design Thinking workshops to develop public services at State Chancellery in program for Human Resource Development program for heads of public institutions
Member and lecturer at NGO "Corporate Social responsibility Latvia", with a design thinking and design sustainability lecture "Design and State" in program "Ambassadors of Responsible business"
Design mentor at Wood and Arts&Hardware hackatons organized by Garage48, Estonia
2017 – 2018
Expert in Design Trend research and Practical Design in Latvia, Valmiera and January 19, 2018 in Estonia, Waimel's "Wood Encounter with Design and Innovations", the Estonian-Latvian Territorial Cooperation Program 2014-2020 for the project "Innovations in Woodworking and Furniture Industry Products and export in Võrumaa and Vidzeme planning region" (Wood and furniture), project Nr. Est-Lat35.
Leading the Design thinking practice “Design footprints for Mining the Future”, International Scientific Conference "New Challenges of Economic and Business Developments - 2016", Riga, University of Latvia.
Leading the Design Thinking Practice "Design Traces in the Future” in Creative Week “radi!2016” Opening Event, LNNM, Riga.
Workshop - Practicum "Design and Crafts" for handicraftsmen and home-producers of Balvi and Northern Līgatne region.
"Kush! Do not Disturb!” Discussing the Children and Youth Audience in Culture and Art Events, organized by the Latvian National Culture Center and Culturelab.
02. – 03.12.2015.
“Design for Sustainable Social Welfare" at the conference "Bridging Education and Science for Sustainable Development", UNESCO, Daugavpils, Latvia.
"Technology, Skills and Thinking for the Development of Innovations", Seminar of the National Education Content Center for Managers of Methodological Association "Home Economics and Technology”.
“Design yesterday, today, tomorrow”, Integrated Library of Valmiera.
Lecture "The Man. Values. Design” in the cycle “Vārds dizainam”, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga.
"Creative and Design Thinking in the Education Process", Limbaži County Teachers' Seminar, Latvia.
"Design Thinking in a Local Municipality", Design Thinking Workshop for Beverina and Valmiera County Municipal Workers.
Creative Europe - sub-program “Culture” - Expert Informational Workshop, Brussels, Belgium.
Lecture "Design Education and the Context of the Creative Industry" at a seminar organized by the Center for Cultural Education and Intangible Heritage.
Development and management of the seminar "Design process in the creation of a living space" for teachers of the Kurzeme region professional arts and vocational education institutions within the framework of the project "Creative industry" of the Latvia-Lithuania cross-border cooperation program project LLIII-194.
03. – 05.02.2012.
Report "Success story of Continuing Design Education in Latvia" "Zamek Cieszyn”, Cieszyn, Poland.
30. – 31.08.2011.
Report "Design Education, Seminar on the development of a design curriculum”, Tallinn Art Institute, Estonia.
Report „Creativity, Knowledge, Design, Materials, Industry - Networking and collaboration over Baltic Sea” seminārā Cultural and Creative Industries around the Baltic Sea – think Global, act Baltic!, Visby, Sweden, http://www.sida.se/PageFiles/35145/Almedalen%20Sida%208juli.pdf.
Papers and Presentations in Conferences
"How to witness design", E&PDE 2018, 20th International Conference on Engineering &Product Design Education, London, UK
23. – 24.09.2016.
"Mapping of supply and demand of Design education in Latvia from 2006 - 2016"; Nordic Forum for Design History Studies conference 2016, September 23 –24, University of Aalto, Helsinki, Finland.
Participation in the panel discussion on the economy of circulation, POLARIS Economic Forum organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Riga.
03. – 04.09.2015.
“Dilemma of ethical & social aspects in design”, Engineering and Product design education conference “Great expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise”, September 3 – 4, Loughborough university, Design school, Loughborough, UK.
28. – 30.06.2015.
“Case study: Design thinking and new product development for school age children”, 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers: “LearnxDesign, 2015”, June 28 - 30, Chicago, USA.
Leading Conductor at the European Craft Conference "Creating Sustainable Economies" Riga, Latvia.
14. – 16.05.2014.
“Design Thinking Lecture and Workshop on Creative Activity”, “Radi!2014” week at the British Council's Educational Conference “A School That's Good. Also to Learn”.
Presentation of the design audit on the Latvian crafts sector in a partnership with the Zemgale Planning Region.
LMA Department of Design Master's Degree Students and Zemgale Planning Region Craft Cooperation Pilot Project Presentation in Kavala, Greece.
04. – 07.06.2013.
Report: “The 16th Conference of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) & 7th Conference of the Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU) Bridges for a more sustainable future uniting continents and societies”, Istanbul, Turkey.
Report for SCORAI (Sustainable Consumption reserach and Action Initiative) seminar.
06. – 07.09.2012.
Report: “The 14th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education: “Design education for future wellbeing”, Artesis University College Antwerp, Belgium.
Report: "Design for Sustainable Social Welfare", Latvian Academy of Arts Doctoral Conference.
02. – 04.05.2012.
Report for ERSCP 2012 ((European Roundtable of Sustainable Consumption and Production), Bregenz, Austria.
Report: ”Use of Design for the Continuity of Society, Environment and Economy” at the international conference "Creativity as a potential asset for unlimited business development”, Liepaja, Latvia, http://www.laiki.lv/_Liepaja/liep%C4%81jas-m%C4%81kslas-vidusskola-v%C4%93rien%C4%ABgi-atz%C4%ABm%C4%93-85-gadu-jubileju.aspx.
24. – 25.03.2011.
"Creativity and Strategic Design Use for Continuity”, Annual Conference of the LMA Doctoral Studies "Classical Heritage and its Interpretations”, Riga, Latvia.
Report for the Doctoral Studies Conference of the Latvian Academy of Arts.
Report "Design perspective in Latvia", Lodz Design Festival, Lodz, Poland.
Report "Overview on Design Support / Policy in Latvia", Regional meeting on Design support, Tallinn, Estonia.
Management of Bachelor, Master & Doctoral works
Doctoral Thesis Supervision: Linda Teikmane, Ilze Loja, Rasma Pušpure, Ginta Zabarovska, Ieva Šulca, Mara Binde, Simona Veilande, Alberts Vieglins.
Master Thesis Supervision: Daila Sloka, Playground design with Universal Design principles for Ligatne, Latvia
Bachelor Thesis Supervision: Elīna Zariņa "iepauzē"; http://www.fold.lv/2018/06/dizaina-diplomandi-elina-zarina/; 2 nd place in competition "Sustainable building and project in 2018", category Sustainable idea< student category; Signe Skalberga "Kopa"
Master Thesis Supervision: Ints Neiberts (Antiņa Lādiņš), Liene Gusta (UPO).
Bachelor Thesis Supervision: Liva Drīliņa (Drug Availability in Latvia 24/7: Karīna Vītiņa (BUD – improve wellness, Sub-branch of Functional Design).
Master Thesis Supervision: Arvīds Endziņš (GRAB) and Astra Asafreja (Vibe Tribe: http://www.fold.lv/2016/07/dizaina-diplomandi-astra-asafreja/).
Bachelor Thesis Supervision: Jānis Jaunzems “100. pants”, Ēvija Kraukle “Nif-Nif”, Pēteris Ponis “Latvian Grey” (Sub-branch of Functional Design) and Zane Zariņa “Artist’s and Managers cooperation aspects” (Sub-branch of art history and theory).
Master Thesis Supervision: Lāsma Danosa “Advertising, design and commerce” (Sub-sector of Functional Design), Linda Teikmane “The work of the Latvian Art Foundation Exhibition Department from 1989 to 1992 in the context of painting with the theory of art marketing strategy in the 90's.” and Anete Gribuste “Creation of Latvian Art index” (Sub-branch of art history and theory).
Bachelor Thesis Supervision: Toms Babčuks “UMU” – a nominee of Latvian Design Award 2015 (Sub-branch of Functional Design).
Master Thesis Supervision: Māra Maižele “Šcense” – received an annual design award in 2014 in the category "The Best Represented Product of Latvia", Jete Gudeta “create a thought”, Arnita Graumane “Family – table – intercourse”, Ginta Šmite “Designer and craftsman cooperation in creating competitive products” (Sub-branch of Functional Design).
Bachelor Thesis Supervision: Mārtiņš Kaija “The Thinker” (Sub-branch of Functional Design) and Linda Teikmane “Visual Arts and Marketing Relations within the LSSR Art Foundation and the LSSR Artists' Union 1980 - 1991” (Sub-branch of art history and theory).
Master Thesis Supervision: Elita Reina Freimane “Sleep and insomnia” (patent A61H39/00 (11) 14786 B; A63B37/00; (21) P-12-120 (22) 12.07.2012) (Sub-branch of Functional Design).
Bachelor Thesis Supervision: Māra Maižele “Bock of Wurst” (Sub-branch of Functional Design).
Director of design research for the Bachelor and Master Thesis department of the Functional Design, Environmental Art and Metal Design sub-sector.
Implemented student works
Implemented student projects at the lecture course "Project Management" for improving the study environment of the Latvian Academy of Art, 1st year Master's program.
"Kurkasir" - a map of the Latvian Academy of Art for young students.
Planting an apple garden in the courtyard of the LMA.
Bicycle site improvement and LMA Courtyard Festival.
Implementation of the first aid kit and redesign of the information board.
Management of design audits in the course "Design Management" 1st year Master's Degree Program of the Latvian Academy of Art.
Design audits at the lecture course "Design Management (Design and State)"
Design audit for train mobility service in Latvia in co-operation with Corporation "Passenger train" board.
Design audit for the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum.
Design audit for Valmiera Primary School.
Design audit for the Latvian wood industry.
Design audit for the Latvian crafts industry.
Design audit for the Porcelain Museum in Riga.
Design audit for Children's Science Center ZINOO.
Design audit Ltd. "Sacred Miles”.
4th year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Science and Theory Sub-branch project at the lecture course "Art Management”.
"9 heads. Artist as a Rector.“
"Uncomfortable Gender", the creative space of the LMA.
"Art galaxy" LNMM.
"Art Revelry" Creative Space of the LMA
“Bread. identity” LNMM.
"How to witness design", E&PDE 2018, 20th International Conference on Engineering &Product Design Education, London, UK, ISBN 978-1-912254-02-6; 211.-216 pp
“Design Footprints for mining the future” 1Edukacija Mene, Menui, per Mena (Education in, for and trough art), ACTA Academiae Artium Vilnesis, ISSN 1392-0316; ISBN 978-609-447-279-4; 105.-116 pp
23. – 24.09.2016.
"Mapping of supply and demand of Design education in Latvia from 2006 - 2016”, Nordic Forum for Design History Studies conference 2016, September 23-24, University of Aalto, Helsinki, Finland.
03. – 04.09.2015.
“Dilemma of ethical & social aspects in design”, Engineering and Product design education conference “Great expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise”, September 3 - 4, Loughborough university, Design school, Loughborough, UK, lpp. 232-237, ISBN: 978-1-904670-62-9.
28. – 30.06.2015.
“Case study: Design thinking and new product development for school age children”, 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers: “LearnxDesign, 2015”, June 28. - 30, Chicago, USA; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, ©2015 Aalto University, DRS, Cumulus, DESIGN-ED and the Authors. All rights reserved; pp.187-199; v-1; ISBN 978-952-60-0069-5 (vol. 1- 4).
04. – 07.06.2013.
„Design for well-being in the era of liberal sustainability paradox”, The 16th Conference of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) & 7th Conference of the Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU) „Bridges for a more sustainable future uniting continents and societies, Istambul, Turkey.
“Design in the era of liberal sustainability paradox”; SCORAI (Sustainable Consumption reserach and Action Initiative), Istambul, Turkey.
06. – 07.09.2012.
„Discourse of Design and Art Education”, 2012, The 14th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education: “Design education for future wellbeing”, Antwerp University Artesis College, Belgium, 6.-7.09.2012; pp.381-386; ISBN: 978-1-9046670-36-0.
02. – 04.05.2012.
„The user values as indicators of sustainable consumption shift”; ERSCP 2012 (European Roundtable of Sustainable Consumption and production), Bregenz, Austria, www.erscp2012.eu; pp.172.-176.ISBN: 978-3-901269-00-4.
Trends in the “International Design Trend Journal” MIX, ISSUE 20 TWO 2010, pp. 96-97, publication and conceptual design management for the LMA Functional Design 5th year Master's students.
Trends in the “International Design Trends Journal” MIX, ISSUE 16, pp. 96-97, Publication and Concept Development Management for LMA Functional Design 5th year Master's students.
“Trails of Design: Events and Design in Linked Timeline", a map featuring 168 design events and facts, including 64 design concepts, 144 technological innovations, 89 political and 57 economy-related events, 24 social and 20 sustainability impacts from 1588 to 2015, interacting with each other and influencing how we live today © Aija Freimane, Matīss Zvaigzne, 2016.
Publisher: Association "Creative Partnership", 2016.
Issued by the State Culture Capital Foundation, ISBN 978-9934-14-790-6.
"The status of a creative person - (no)benefits to improve the professional situation of visual artists", visual art magazine "Studija", Nr.107.
"Is it possible to regain the" lost audience "in the visual arts sector?”, The visual art magazine "Studija", No.107.
Design Trend researcher and expert for the project "Innovations in Woodworking and Furniture Industry Products and export in Võrumaa and Vidzeme planning region"(Wood and furniture), Latvia, regions
2014 – 2015
Development of Methodological Material "Economic, Political, Technological, Social, and Sustainable International Context of Design Development" with the State Culture Capital Foundation, issued in 2016.
Expert in the study "Good and bad practice case study in the craft sector abroad and in Latvia" following the order of Zemgale Planning Region.
Latvian furniture manufacturing and related industries cluster strategy development team, expert and consultant.
2005 – 2006
Leading researcher at the Nordic Innovation Center's “Nordic-Baltic Innovation Platform for the Creative Industries / Design” project, leading partner at the Helsinki School of Design and Art, http://www.nordicinnovation.net/prosjekt.cfm?id=1-4415-67.
2012 – 2013
European Social Fund project no.1DP / 18.104.22.168.4. / 10 / APIA / NVA / 68 and contract no. 5-57-2 / 21/651, from 07.06.2012 - 09.11.2012 Implementation of the motivation program "Improvement of Social and Functional Skills" within the framework of the ESF project "Development of Alternative Social Services in Kocēni Region" (Project Finance Administration LVL 25821,91).
2012 – 2013
European Social Fund project no.1DP / 22.214.171.124.4. / 10 / APIA / NVA / 68 and contract no. 5-57-2 / 21/652, from 07.06.2012 - 09.11.2012 and no. 5-19.2 / 63, from 03/26/2013 - 10/04/2013 Motivation Program for the Implementation of “Social Inclusion and Employment Promotion” within the framework of the ESF project "Development of Alternative Social Services in Kocēni Region" (Project Finance Administration LVL 35022.77).
2009 – 2011
Project Manager, program development and management of the Latvian Academy of Art's Professional Development Education Program "Professional Pedagogical Education Basic Education Program in Design"; 2009/0208 / 1DP / 126.96.36.199.2. / 09 / IPIA / VIAA / 005 (project finance administration LVL 179,591.40).
2011 – 2012
"What the past explores – blesses the future!"; the measure "Diversification of the rural economy and promotion of quality of life in the territory of implementation of local development strategies"; "Purchase and installation of information technology and software infrastructure for the diversification of public activities (including training and interest clubs, culture, environmental protection, sports and other leisure activities) for local people"; Project manager of the activities of the "Rural Partnership Northern Gauja" Action Plan "Establishment and improvement of leisure facilities for the local people"; 10-09-LL03-L413201-000005, (project financial administration LVL 13 002).
2009 – 2010
Technology Transfer Point of Contact in Design, Development of the Design Innovation and Technology Laboratory, TPC Design and Project Manager; TPK / 188.8.131.52.2 / 08/01/002.
ESF and SIF motivational program for social risk groups “For Me and You - We Do Together!" (Kauguru Parish Municipality in cooperation with Dikļi Parish Municipality) project no. VPD1 / ESF / NVA / 06 / GS / 184.108.40.206 / 0135/78, project coordinator, project management, development; (project finance administration LVL 42 360,37).
2017 – 2020
Post-doctoral study grant "Identification system of Design socio-economic impact towards transformation of knowledge intensive economy in Latvia", no. 220.127.116.11 / VIAA / 1 / 16/125 Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 50 "Operational Program" Growth and Employment "1.1.1. the specific support objective "To increase the research and innovation capacity of Latvian scientific institutions and the ability to attract external financing by investing in human resources and infrastructure" 18.104.22.168. in the framework of the post-doctoral research support.
2011 – 2013
European Social Fund scholarship for doctoral students in the project "Support to the implementation of doctoral study programs of the Latvian Academy of Arts", Nr. 2009/1058 / 1DP / 22.214.171.124.2 / 09/09 / IPIA / VIAA / 014.
Speak, read, write, understand - Advanced Level.
Speak, read, write, understand - Intermediate Level.
Talk, Read, Write, Understand - Beginner Level.
The founder of the board of the "Creative Partnership" Association.
Children's art and culture summer creative workshops - camps organizer, leader and lecturer in Mūrmuiža, Dikļi, Rubene, Vidriži, Vaidava.
2007 – 2011
Founder and Head of Valmiera Primary School Development Foundation, Valmiera Primary School Parents' Council.
Participation in Organisations
Member of “Design Research Society”, http://www.designresearchsociety.org.