Recently founded, Centre for new media culture in Riga - the RIXC - is the joint effort of a number of independent local cultural groups working in the fields of new media, art, film, music, youth culture and the social projects.
The founders of RIXC are E-LAB - Electronic Arts and Media Centre, LOCOMOTIVE- film studio and BALTIC CENTER - NGO for education and social development; members and partners include: SVAIGS99%, Bio.codes, Djs AG & Raitis, VARKA CREW, F5, OPEN, CLAUSTHOME, ORBITA, K@2, and others.
The aim of the centre is to bridge the traditional gap between ’high’ and popular culture and the divisions between various youth, sub- and minority cultures. The RIXC intends to become a meeting place for different types of culture on local and international scale.
The main fields of activities include:
organising of public events (festivals, workshops, performances, club events, etc.)
Media lab - production space, where different artistic disciplines can meet and collaborate (video, film, audio, cd-rom and web design, electronic music,...)
Training programmes - specially geared towards specific target groups (artists, young people, minorities and local ethnical groups, administrators and managers of the media centres, etc.)
Educational and social programmes
Research into the fields of new media and culture, particularly in streaming media (developing of Acoustic space research programme).
RIXC is the member of NICE network (Nordic-Baltic-North-East European network for small scale innovative initiatives in the field of new media culture (http://nice.x-i.net), and takes part in other international and cross disciplinary networks, co-projects and mailing-lists in the field of new media culture in Europe, Canada and other parts of the world.