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Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

ACCESSIBILITY DESCRIPTION OF THE SURVIVAL KIT 12 festival

We invite visitors to learn about the environmental accessibility situation across all of the nine festival venues and choose the venues that are the most suitable to their needs


The Janis Rozentāls and Rūdolfs Blaumanis Museum
(Alberta street 12–9, 5th floor, Rīga)
Open: Wed-Sun 11-18, closed Mon-Tue
Four works are on show in the building: Vika Eksta (photos at the top floor), Warren Niesłuchowski and Simon Leung (archival exhibition, video), Pauline Curnier Jardin (installation, video), Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings on show throughout the exhibition premises).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: the museum is located on the fifth floor. A spiral staircase leads to the premises. There is no elevator in the building.

- > 15 min (1,2 km)

The Rainis and Aspazija House
(Baznīcas street 30, Rīga)
Open: Tue-Fri 10-17, closed Sun-Mon
Several works are on show at the museum: Ingrīda Pičukāne (drawings inside, mural on the building facade); Felicita Pauļuka (pastel paintings inside the courtyard hall), Dagna Jakubowska and Joanna Gawrońska-Kula (objects on the second floor of the exhibition), Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings on show throughout the exhibition premises).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: following renovation, the building features a lift and an elevator, as well as wide doors. There’s an accessible toilet. The building has two stories as well as a small terrace from which Ingrīda Pičukāne’s mural can be seen. The courtyard building features pastel paintings by Felicita Pauļuka.

- > 9 min (750 m)

The Andrejs Upīts Memorial Museum
(Brīvības street 38-4, 3rd floor, Rīga)
Open: Tue-Sat 10-17, closed Sun-Mon
Three works are on show at the museum: Ieva Epnere (installation), Gülsün Karamustafa (video work), Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings on show throughout the exhibition premises).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: there’s a renovated lift in the building, but a rather small one. There are no steps at the entrance. If you need assistance to get inside the building, please coordinate your visit beforehand in order to obtain assistance from a mediator.

- > 1 min (90 m)

The Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum (Elizabetes street 57a, ap. 26 (entry through the yard, Rīga, 5th floor)
Open: Tue 11-19, Wed-Sat 11-18, closed Sun-Mon
Three works are on show at the museum: Eva Koťátková (an art object and a long poem in English), Anda Lāce (video and installation), Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings on show throughout the exhibition premises).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: there are three steps at the museum entrance and assistance is needed to open the door wider. The building features a small elevator with doors that have to be closed from the inside. The museum is located on the fifth floor.

- > 5 min (400 m)

The Krišjānis Barons Museum
(Krišjāņa Barona street 3–5, 4th floor, Rīga)
Open: Wed 13-19, Thu-Sun 11-18, closed Mon-Tue
Works by three artists are on show at the museum: Gözde İlkin (embroidery); Anna Salmane (art object); Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings on show throughout the exhibition premises).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: the museum is located on the fourth floor. There’s a rather small elevator in the building. Four steps lead to the elevator; assistance is needed to get inside. Please coordinate your visit beforehand in order to obtain assistance from a mediator or a museum employee.

- > 15 min (1,2 km)

Neiburgs Hotel
(Jauniela 25/27, Room 207, 2nd floor, Rīga)
Open: Mon-Sun 11-18
Two works are on show at the hotel: Mia Raadik (installation), Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: the building is located in the old town and is accessible for persons with disability. There is a convenient ramp and an elevator; there are accessibility toilets. There is no need to have an assistant accompanying you, but you are invited to turn to the hotel reception should help be needed. The art works are accessible. To get to the second floor, take the lift instead of following Survival Kit signage.

- > 32 min (2,6 km)

The Eduards Smiļģis Theatre Museum
(E. Smiļģa street 37, Rīga)
Open: Tue-Sat 11-18, closed Sun-Mon
Five works are on show at the museum: Anna Salmane (video on the second floor), Flo Kasearu and Elīna Vītola (installation in the courtyard and the fountain), Oskar Dawicki (art object on the second floor), Jenna Sutela (two videos on the top floor), Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings on show throughout the exhibition premises).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: the museum is located inside a building. There are several steps at the entrance. The installation in the courtyard can only be viewed from a distance. There is no elevator inside the building. To see the videos, drawings and the art object, one has to ascend the stairs to the second and third story.

- > 15 min (1,2 km)

The Ojārs Vācietis Museum
(Ojāra Vācieša street 19, Rīga)
Open: Tue-Sat 10-17, closed Sun-Mon
Four works are on show at the museum: Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze (video), Kaspars Groševs and Inese Groševa (art objects), Oreet Ashery (video), Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings on show throughout the exhibition premises).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: there are two steps at the entrance of the museum. Wheelchair users can access the first-floor exhibition – Kaspars Groševs and Inese Groševa’s work. Wheelchair users can enter the museum territory through a gate. Yard parking is available (access from the little street), but the driveway is rather steep.

- > 1 min (46 m)

The Jānis Akuraters Museum
(Ojāra Vācieša street 6a, Rīga)
Open: Tue-Sat 11-18, closed Sun-Mon
Three works are on show at the museum: Ieva Kraule-Kūna (graphics and objects on the 2nd floor premises; stairs lead to the second floor); Johanna Hedva (English-language video without subtitles; large-scale essay prints in Latvian and English (can be emailed upon request); Latvian-language quotes on windows. The work is located at the first-floor veranda); Dineo Seshee Bopape (drawings on show throughout the exhibition premises).
Accessibility description for persons with restricted mobility: the museum is located inside the two-story building. Wheelchair users can access the museum territory through the gate on Torņakalna Street after traversing a gravel path. Access to the museum building is available through the veranda door that features a ramp. Wheelchair users can access the first-floor interior part of the exhibition: the hall, dining room, the dish room, as well as Johanna Hedva’s work in the verandah. However, there are no accessibility options for the second floor. One can get a glimpse of the second-floor exhibition through videos on show at the hall.

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Everyone is invited to visit the festival in the company of specially trained art mediators, guides/assistants.

Throughout the festival, from September 4 to October 31, we invite people with different disabilities to make use of the opportunity to join mediator-led tours in the festival. Contact festival accessibility manager Lība Bērziņa, mobile 28649014 or Māra Žeikare, mobile 29586893. Alternatively, write to mara@lcca.lv. Artwork descriptions in simple language are available upon request at mara@lcca.lv.

The project Agents of Change. Art Mediation for an Inclusive Society and Accessibility of Contemporary Art is being carried out with the support of the VKKF KultūrElpa program. 

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