Bilde par Sarmīte Elerte

Ms Sarmīte Ēlerte

Adviser to the President of Latvia on Cultural Policy
sarmite.elerte [at] president.lv

Education

  • 1988 – Department of Film Studies, All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, Moscow
  • 1980 – Faculty of Journalism University of Latvia

Knowledge of languages

  • Latvian
  • English
  • Russian

Work experience

  • From 1978 to 1983 – Deputy Executive Secretary, newspaper ‘Literature and Art’
  • From 1983 to 1988 – Head of Film Department, newspaper ‘Literature and Art’
  • 1988 – Chief Editor, newspaper ARS, Film Festival ‘Arsenal’  
  • From 1988 to 1990 – Head of Information Division, Popular Front of Latvia
  • 1990 – Head of Media Centre, Supreme Council of Latvia
  • From 1990 to 1992 – Deputy Chief Editor, newspaper ‘Diena’ 
  • From 1992 to 2008 – Chief Editor, newspaper ‘Diena’ 
  • From 2010 to 2011 – Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia
  • From 2011 to 2013 – Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia (part-time) 
  • From 2013 to 2017 – Members of the Riga City Council

Public activities

  • Chairman of the Board, Baltic to Black Sea Alliance 
  • Chairman of the Board, Normunds Naumanis Society
  • Member of the Board, Meierovics Society
  • Member, Latvian Museum of Occupation Society
  • Expert, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia