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Welcome to:
Janis Laucenieks' Blog
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About Janis

With an academic background in international relations, Janis studied musicology at the Université Lumières Lyon 2, France. From 2017 to 2019, he pursued an education in culture management at the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga. While he was studying, he also worked as a project manager at Orchestra Riga and the Performing Arts Festival Sansusī and had multiple projects where he was in charge of production management.

Jānis loves clowns, opera and performance art in general. A Laureate of Baltic American Freedom Foundation, from 2019 to 2020 Janis did a year-long internship at Circus Center in San Francisco. From 2018 to 2020 Janis was also coordinating an international project for the wellbeing residency network.

20. January 2021

The context of the COVID-19 virus spread has influenced a lot of decisions and, in my opinion, the crisis is the best time to see true leaders. Even though there were many interesting conversations, I would like to focus on two that stood out - with Lotta Vaulo (CircusInfo Finland Director) and with Jarkko Lehmus (Producer at Cirko).

11. January 2021

The control of climate policy is in people's hands, and it is up to us to tighten it. For it seems natural that artists are the ones to talk about it since they are the ones that move ideas and people's hearts. Up to you to move your government decisions!

2. December 2020

In my first blog, I'm looking at some main difference in the circus culture between Latvia and Finland, and make an overview of circus artists and companies in Finland.