Kaņepes Culture centre’s aim is to provide a regular and versatile cultural programme to a wide audience, as well as encourage the emergence of new and creative ideas, provide space for the experiments of young artists, musicians, writers and other creative souls. It is a popular place of recreation and entertainment, a platform for all kinds of events and experiments, conversations, impulses of change and freedom of thought.
Another important aim is to renovate the beautiful building on Skolas 15 by preserving its historical and cultural values and returning Riga and its people a publicly accessible cultural oasis in right in the heart of the city.
The building of Kaņepes Culture centre is more than one hundred years old. A long time ago Baltic German and Russian aristocrats held social events in the house. During the first Independence, the house was dominated by bohème. Later on, voices of students of the Art Academy of Latvia and instruments played by pupils of Jazeps Medins Music school filled the rooms and corridors. The building was abandoned for some time, and then Kanepes Kulturas centrs inhabited it.