Homo Novus aims to elevate the diversity and inclusion of all art forms, bodies, and audiences. We are determined to provide contemporary performance encounters for everyone. Some performances, however, are more visual, some are more sound-based, and some venues are more accessible than others. So, before attending, we invite you to consult the information about accessible facilities.
If you have specific requirements, questions or need to apply for a free assistant ticket, please contact our accessibility coordinator Liba by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +371 28 649 014.
Accessible for audiences with mobility impairment
Accessible for deaf and hard of hearing audiences
Accessible for audiences with vision impairment
Latvian Sign Language Translation
Latvian sign language translation is provided at the following shows and events:
01.09. 20.00-22.00 Opening Party
01.09. un 02.09. 14.00-16.00 The Guxxi Fabrika
02.09. 11.00-15.15 un 19.00-19.30 Accessibility Celebration Day
02.09. 18.00-20.00 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE?
03.09. 20.00-21.00 Deep Soulful Sweats
05.09. 20.00-21.00 4 Legs Good
06.09. 20.00-21.00 4 Legs Good
07.09. 14.00-15.30 The Book of Riga book launch
7.09. 19:00-20:30 Film Beyond Participation without spoken text. A sign language interpreter participates in the discussion after the film screenings.
07.09. 21.00-22.30 Be Water, My Friends
08.09. 20.00-22.00 QUEEREEOKÉ
09.09. 21.00-21.45 Freedom to Lose Control Together With the Many
Live subtitles are provided for the following events:
06.09. 14.00-16.00 Feel for the Game – Keynote by Darren O’Donnel (Art Beyond Participation — BE PART Symposium)
06.09. 16.00-18.00 First Panel Notes from the Future (Art Beyond Participation — BE PART Symposium)
07.09. 10.00-12.00 Kubakiya kile tuko (‘Remain What We Are’) – Keynote by Joseph Kasau (Art Beyond Participation — BE PART Symposium)
07.09. 11.30-13.00 Second Panel Community and identity with artists Barbara Lehtna and Katrīna Dūka (Art Beyond Participation — BE PART Symposium)
08.09. 14.00-15.30 Third Panel Community as Locality (Art Beyond Participation — BE PART Symposium)
08.09. 15.30-17.30 Workshop Beyond Participation? – Reflecting on BE PART (Art Beyond Participation — BE PART Symposium)
Performances and events with subtitles / with no spoken text or very little spoken text:
31.08. 19.00-20.10 Lullaby for Scavengers (in English with Latvian subtitles)
01.09. 19.00-20.10 Lullaby for Scavengers (in English with Latvian subtitles)
01.09. 20.00-20.40 Ode to Summer (in English and Latvian, very little text)
02.09. 19.00-20.00 Cuckoo (in Korean and English with Latvian subtitles)
03.09 19.00-20.00 Cuckoo (in Korean and English with Latvian subtitles)
03.09. 11.00-18.00 Dreaming of a Perfect Arts House (little spoken text; Latvian, English and Russian can be used for communication with individual participants)
05.09. 18.30-19.00 Save the last dance for me (little spoken text)
06.09. 18.30-19.00 Save the last dance for me (little spoken text)
06.09. 18.00-19.00 un 21.00-22.00 The Sleeper Awakes (without spoken text, libretto in Latvian and English)
1. Festival centre, Kalķu iela 24
Description: The 1st floor of the building is easily accessible by wheelchair. It is possible to get to the 2nd floor using a mobile lift equipped with a special platform enabling use of electric wheelchairs. A spare wheelchair is also available on site. Custom amenities are located next door (BUTTERMAN store).
2. Dirty Deal Teatro, Talsu iela 1
Description: There is a ramp at the entrance. The building has custom amenities.
Events at this location: Four Legs Good (05.09., 06.09.)
3. Hanzas Perons, 16A Hanzas Street
Description: There is a parking space for disabled guests at the entrance. Easy wheelchair access from one side of the building . Adapted facilities are located in the basement, which can be accessed by an elevator.
4. Latvian Academy of Arts, K2, Kalpaka bulvāris 13, Riga
Description: There is a specially marked parking space for people with mobility impairments next to the Latvian National Art Museum. To enter the building, you have to overcome a very steep slope. If necessary, help can be requested from the volunteer assistants of the festival. The building has adapted facilities.
Events at this location: Beyond Participation film screenings (07.09. 19:00)
5. Backyard of Merķeļa iela 4
Description: The nearest adapted parking space for people with mobility impairments is located near the building of the Latvian Society of Riga. Entrance from Merkeļa Street. A flat ramp leads into the hall. There are customized amenities.
Events at this location: The Sleeper Awakes (06.09., 07.09., 08.09.)
6. Dzegužkalns Park (gathering behind the stage)
Description: The show takes place in a park with very steep sidewalks and several hours of moving around. People with mobility impairments are advised to attend the event with an assistant. More details: email@example.com or 28649014.
Events at this location: All birds sing beautifully (30.08., 31.08)