CEC ArtsLink is pleased to share with you the request for fellowship applications by our Russian colleagues at the Lichachev Foundation and the Russkii Mir Foundation. If you are interested in applying for Cultural Fellowships in Russia, review the information below and respond directly to the competition coordinator, Elena Vitenberg, at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru or elenavitenberg@gmail.com. The subject line should read “Application for the Fellowship”. Please note that CEC ArtsLink does not administer this program and has no hand in the selection process.

CULTURAL FELLOWSHIPS IN RUSSIA

The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with Committee on External Relations of St. Petersburg and Fund of the First Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin (Moscow, Russia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 7th till May 20th, 2012 for American professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. Airfare and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.

The Likhachev Foundation will aсcept applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or arts from the USA who are currently working on creative projects related to Russian culture. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required. Students are not eligible.

Creative project could be a museum exhibition project, a theater performance, a film, photo exhibition, preparation of fiction or research books, etc. related to Russian culture or history. Creative project should be conceived in the USA for a broad American audience. Residency in Russia should serve as an important stage in the realization of the applicant’s cultural project.

The Likhachev Foundation will prepare individual programs for the fellows according to their projects’ specifics, to help them achieve maximum results during their fellowships. These programs will include meetings with Russian colleagues, possibilities to work at St.Petersburg museums, libraries, archives and other organizations.

Deadline for submitted applications is January 22nd, 2012.

Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by February 15th, 2012.

Fellowship residencies will take place from May 7th till May 20th, 2012 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Applications should include :

  1. CV (including information on Russian language skills, previous creative projects related to Russia and previous visits to Russia).
  2. Description of creative project (3 pages) such as museum or exhibition project, theater performance, film, preparation of fiction or research book and other types of cultural projects related to Russian culture or history. It should contain, in particular, a paragraph on how a residency in St. Petersburg will benefit the applicant’s creative project and which cultural organizations in St. Petersburg the applicant would like to work with.

Please, email your application in Russian (preferably) or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru or elenavitenberg@gmail.com. The subject line should read “Application for the Fellowship”.