The international contemporary art festival Survival Kit was born in 2009 as a reaction to the austerity caused by the economic crisis and has since continued to invite people to respond to changes taking place in the modern-day world and to reflect on various survival strategies.

Every year artists are invited to explore a socially significant theme, whilst also considering alternative scenarios of survival. Each year the festival takes place at a different location – an empty building in Riga, thus manifesting its potential and possible development strategies.