Ieva Zemīte is the director of the joint Master’s study program “Creative Industries and Growth Management” of the Latvian Academy of Culture and Riga Technical University. Research interests - cultural and creative entrepreneurship, creative industries, and cultural economics. Member of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) since 2018. Representative of the Latvian Academy of Culture in the LIAA Creative Industries Business Incubator and University of Latvia Student Business Incubator. Member of the project Steering committee and Latvian project manager in the project “Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe/ ISGNE” founded by the European Union program “Creative Europe” (2018-2022). Leader of the research project “Rethinking creative cities: Networks, Intermediaries and Development Prospects” / RePrint (2022-2024).