CEC ArtsLink is pleased to share with you the request for fellowship applications by our Russian colleagues at the Likhachev Foundation. If you are interested in applying, review the information below and respond directly to the competition coordinator, Elena Vitenberg, at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru or elenavitenberg@gmail.comThe 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 for American professionals in the fields of arts and culture  

The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg and B. Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 12 till May 25, 2014 for American and European professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. Airfare (economy class)  and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.
By February 1, 2014 the Likhachev Foundation will accept applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or arts from the USA and Europe who are currently working on creative projects related to Russian culture or history. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required. Students are not eligible.
Working languages of the program are English and Russian.
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 or Europe for a broad American or European audience. Residence 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.
Ten two-week fellowships will be organized from May 12 till May 25, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Deadline for submitted applications is February 1, 2014.
Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by March 1, 2014.

Application should include : 

  • CV (including information on Russian language skills, previous creative projects related to Russia and previous visits to Russia).
  • Description of creative project (up to 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. 

Email your application in Russian or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg atvitenberg@lfond.spb.ru and elenavitenberg@gmail.com with subject line «application for the fellowship».   

The D. S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation

B. Yeltsin Presidential Center

Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg