SDSI Sales and Development Director; Student Communications (Art Academy of Latvia)
As lead developer at SDSI, Ilze has devoted five years of work to this course. She oversees curriculum and infrastructure development, international collaboration, budgeting, fundraising and accreditation. Ilze continues her role at SDSI in all matters related to its further development with a global perspective on industry networking and strategic planning. She is the go-to person for industry trends and employer relations, potential internships and recruitment in Latvia. She also ensures that students will receive appropriate counselling regarding all matters of orientation, wellbeing and networking during placements in Latvia. By actively supporting the ambitions of local policy makers to ensure that Kuldīga becomes a start-up centre for education and creativity, Ilze is the active link with the Kuldīga location in Latvia. She curates annual exhibitions and coordinates the Kuldīga Artists’ Residence and the Kuldīga Creative Summer School programme.