EU and Russia launch eight new joint cultural projects (27/09/2010)
On 30 September 2010 at 13:00, the Delegation of the European Union to Russia will present new joint projects to be implemented in Russia in 2010-2012 in partnership between cultural organisations from the EU and the Russian Federation.
In 2010, eight joint EU-Russia projects with a total budget of 2 million euro were selected under an open call for proposals in the framework of the EU-funded programme aimed at strengthening the EU-Russia cooperation in the field of culture. These projects cover different areas of culture - visual arts and contemporary music, wooden architecture, documentary cinema, modern culture management, innovative museum practices; and will be implemented in various regions of Russia (Arkhangelsk, Kostroma, Moscow, Nakhodka, Perm, Pskov, Tula, etc.) and the EU. All projects include capacity-building components (master-classes, training modules, seminars, art residencies, internships, etc.) and public cultural events (festivals, exhibitions, co-productions). Most of the projects will start in the beginning of 2011 and have a maximum duration of 18 months.
The kick-off conference that is to be held on 30 September at 13h00 at the Alexander Pushkin State Museum will present new projects and discuss different aspects of cultural cooperation between Russia and Europe. The following speakers will address the conference:
- Michael Webb, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to Russia
- Etienne Claeye, Head of EU-Russia Cooperation Programme
- Mikhail Schvydkoi, Special Envoy of the RF President for international cultural cooperation
- Ekaterina Selezneva, Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Culture
- Nadezhda Kochurova, Deputy Head of the Perm city administration
- Rosemary Hilhorst, EUNIC cluster representative, British Council Russia, Director
- Marianne Möller, Independent Culture Consultant, on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers
- Philippe Dietachmair, European Cultural Foundation
Other participants of the conference represent cultural organisations, NGOs, federal, regional and municipal authorities from Russia and the European Union and embassies of the EU Member States.
Date and time of the conference: Thursday, 30 September at 13h00
Venue: Alexander Pushkin State Museum (12/2 Prechistenka str., Moscow)
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Since 2007, the Delegation of the European Union to Russia has been launching annual thematic calls for proposals specifically focused on culture. The purpose is to support the EU-Russia cultural initiatives implemented through partnerships between non-governmental organizations, local and regional authorities, artistic universities, museums and other cultural institutions from the EU and Russia. In 2007-2010, 25 joint cultural projects for total grant amount of 6 million euro were supported involving approximately 100 cultural institutions from Russian and 18 EU member states.
For more information, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/delegations/russia/eu_russia/tech_financial_cooperation/ibpp_cultural_cooperation/index_en.htm