Cultural Fellowships in Russia

An Opportunity for the Professionals in Arts and Culture Worldwide:
Cultural Fellowships in Russia 

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 and 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.
More information about the program is at http://cf.lfond.spb.ru/.
Ten two-week fellowships will take place on May 9-22, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Application deadline: February 1, 2016.
Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2016.

Application should include:
CV (including information on Russian language skills, previous creative projects related to Russia and previous visits to Russia).
Description of the 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 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 Elena Vitenberg at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru and elenavitenberg@gmail.com with subject line «application for the fellowship».
The D. S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation
cf.lfond.spb.ru
B. Yeltsin Presidential Center
www.yeltsin.ru
Committee on External Relations of St. Petersburg
http://www.kvs.spb.ru

American Course at GITIS Spring Russia, 2015

American Course at GITIS Spring Russia, 2015 

Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most thriving, exciting, and moving theatre communities. Discover what you can bring to today’s theatre.

Why GITIS?

GITIS is Russia's oldest and largest theatre school. With award-winning faculty and alumni, this prestigious and internationally celebrated university, located in the heart of Moscow, has huge impact on contemporary Russian theatre.

Why IFTER?

IFTER is the only American institution to bring students to study at GITIS.  IFTER provides assistance for students every step of the way– including scholarships, housing, visa assistance, and cultural programing so you can focus on your art.

Why the American Course? 

In an approach unique to GITIS, acting, directing, and design students collaborate in a daily theatre lab, lead byGITIS’ leading theatre masters  to examine classic Russian theatre techniques and how to apply them to their own contemporary work. This eleven-week course includes the following subjects:

Stanislavsky Technique • Michael Chekhov Technique • Biomechanics Dance • Stage Movement and Combat • Russian Language 

March 23 – June 5, 2014 at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts – GITIS, Moscow, Russia

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in theatre or a related field.

Application deadline January 10, 2015

limited space • scholarships available

For more information and to apply visit www.ifter.org/gitis


Yuri Lyubimov, Experimental Director of the Russian Stage, Is Dead at 97

Yuri Lyubimov, Experimental Director of the Russian Stage, Is Dead at 97

Yuri Lyubimov, the founder of the Taganka Theater in Moscow, in his office in 2007. Credit Yuri Kadobnov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Yuri Lyubimov, a Russian stage director whose adventurous productions won a devoted following, frequently landed him in trouble with Soviet authorities and eventually led to his exile — but who later returned in triumph and remained a mainstay of Russian theater for more than 20 years — died on Sunday in Moscow. He was 97.

His wife, Katalin, confirmed his death to the news agency Tass.

The Taganka Theater in Moscow, which Mr. Lyubimov founded in 1964, was known for breaking rules. Its flashy, fast-moving productions included song, dance, poetry and provocation. Actors spoke directly to the audience, sometimes even when the script didn’t call for it. The singer, songwriter and actor Vladimir Vysotsky, who joined the theater shortly after it was established, shocked traditionalists by strumming a guitar while playing Hamlet. The great American playwright Arthur Miller said the Taganka restored his faith in theater.

Mr. Lyubimov staged adaptations of John Reed’s “10 Days That Shook the World” about the Bolshevik Revolution and dozens of works of literature that did not obviously lend themselves to a theatrical treatment. He also staged plays that were implicitly, and sometimes not so implicitly, critical of the Soviet system.

In a country where the arts were closely scrutinized and often censored by the government, Mr. Lyubimov walked a fine line and sometimes crossed it. Some of his productions were banned outright; others had to be rewritten to remove what the authorities considered subversive content; others were merely criticized from on high.

In 1977, for example, the Ministry of Culture approved his adaptation of “The Master and Margarita,” an underground novel by the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov that draws parallels between the crucifixion of Jesus and the persecution of a Soviet writer — but once the production was a success, the Communist Party newspaper Pravda attacked it for its “distortion of historical perspective,” faulting it for, among other things, not making clear that the story was set in Stalin’s time and not the present. (“The Master and Margarita” nonetheless remained a staple of the theater’s repertory.)

Audiences flocked to the Taganka, which came to be seen as the epicenter of experimental theater in Russia. The theater became more popular after Mr. Vysotsky, whose politically charged ballads had earned him a devoted following, joined the troupe. Shielded from harsher action in part by that popularity and in part by the fact that some high-ranking Communist officials admired his work, Mr. Lyubimov tried to take government interference with a shrug.

“The theater, after all, is not mine,” he said in a 1976 interview with The New York Times. “The theater belongs to the state.”

The state finally lost patience with Mr. Lyubimov in 1984, after he went to London to stage a version of “Crime and Punishment” and openly criticized the Soviet leadership in newspaper interviews. He was stripped of his citizenship, his apartment was seized and he was removed from his post at the Taganka.

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“They sent me to England, like the king sent Hamlet to England, to be rid of me,” Mr. Lyubimov told The New York Times Magazine in 1986. “Once you’re out of Russia you don’t exist. Your name is wiped out. It never appears again anywhere.”

That ultimately proved not to be the case for Mr. Lyubimov, but he did spend five years in exile, navigating the globe as a theater and opera director, to much acclaim.

He worked at La Scala in Milan, the Staatsoper in Munich, the Royal Opera House in London and elsewhere in Europe, and at the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv. He made his American debut with “Crime and Punishment” at Arena Stage in Washington in and staged a production of “Lulu” at the Chicago Lyric Opera in 1987.

Those years were not without conflict. In 1987 he clashed with executives of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., over his concept for “The Master and Margarita,” and the play was never staged. A year later the Royal Opera House dismissed him as director of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle, citing a “difference in artistic interpretation” between Mr. Lyubimov and the musical director Bernard Haitink.

In 1988, in the era of glasnost preceding the end of the Soviet Union, Mr. Lyubimov was invited back to Moscow to help stage a production of “Boris Godunov.” The next year he was officially welcomed home, given his citizenship back and restored to his post at the Taganka.

He remained there until he abruptly resigned during a tour of the Czech Republic in 2011, complaining that his actors cared more about money than art when they refused to participate in a rehearsal until they were paid. But he continued to direct elsewhere, and his adaptation of the Dostoyevsky novel “The Possessed” was presented as part of a celebration of his 95th birthday.

Born on Sept. 30, 1917, just weeks before the Russian Revolution, in Yaroslavl, along the Volga River between Moscow and St. Petersburg, Yuri Petrovich Lyubimov grew up loving the arts thanks to his mother, a music teacher. His parents, intellectuals descended from peasants, were imprisoned briefly during Stalin’s reign. He fell in love with theater as a teenager and studied acting and directing before being drafted into the Soviet Army in 1941. He performed on the front lines with a music and acting ensemble that included Dmitri Shostakovich.

After the war he joined the Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow as an actor. He made his directing debut in 1959 and four years later first drew the attention of both the public and the authorities with a production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Szechwan,” about a prostitute protected by the gods, which established Mr. Lyubimov as a leader of the Russian avant-garde thea
ter and a hero of the Soviet intelligentsia.

In 1983 Mr. Lyubimov married the Hungarian theater critic Katalin Koncz.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Peter, and several grandchildren.

Mr. Lyubimov rarely worked outside Russia after his return, although his troupe continued to tour the world without him. His later productions included a stage version of “Dr. Zhivago” and an adaptation of “Sharashka,” an autobiographical play by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, in which Mr. Lyubimov played Stalin. In 2002 the Taganka celebrated Mr. Lyubimov’s 85th birthday on the opening night of his new adaptation of Goethe’s “Faust.” It was the 11th production he had directed since turning 80.

“I give the maximum of myself, and I try to do whatever I can,” Mr. Lyubimov told The Times in 1986. “I cannot say more than what Gogol said: ‘Do your job as if it were an order from God.’ ”

4-Week Creative Residency in Russia


 4-Week Creative Residency in Russia

About Stage Directors lab 

4-Week Creative Residency in Russiafor Dancers, Actors and Contemporary Circus Performers

September 8 – October 6, 2014

The project mission is to create the "live creation platform" and the fascinating encounter of artists from diverse artistic backgrounds and techniques in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment. The programme includes practical training, rehearsals and the intensive creative process on the way to the performance/work-in-progress.

The Lab means:

– open hearth for new artistic flames

– international epicentre for new discoveries and creative inspiration

– safe place for creative risks

– stepping beyond the limits of the text-based performance

– search for the universal “intercultural” language in contemporary performance

– platform for exchange, network and collaboration

For programme and application details, please visit

http://www.stagedirectorslab.org/4weekresidency

 

 

Arab-Russian Theatre Ties

CFP: June workshop: Arab-Russian and Arab-Soviet literary ties

Work on drama/theatre/performance will be especially welcome!

Dear colleagues,
Please consider participating in an exploratory workshop this summer:
"Arab-Russian and Arab-Soviet Literary Ties"
Saint Petersburg State University
St Petersburg, Russia
20-22 June 2013

Going beyond simple "influence studies," contributions could address such topics as:
* Russian or Soviet education and cultural policy in the Levant and later the broader Arab world;
* histories and theories of translation and reception;
* the role of Afro-Asian Writers' Conferences;
* the roles played by Central Asian literatures and writers in mediating between Arabic and Russian literary worlds;
* patterns and ethnographies of Arab-Soviet study abroad in the humanities;
* personal processes/histories of Russian-Arabic intercultural literary appropriation
* the available sources, lacunae, and methodological challenges of studying any of these issues.

The workshop is organized as a joint initiative by the Faculty of Asian and African Studies at the Saint Petersburg State University (Russia), Boston University Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature (USA), and the Department of Arabic in the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews (Scotland).

The workshop languages are English, Russian and Arabic.
Participation in the workshop will be free of charge. However, no additional financial support can be provided; participants are asked to arrange their visa, travel and accommodations on their own.

Please send 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2013, or questions before that, to the organizing committee: Dr Margaret Litvin, mlitvin@bu.edu, Dr Kirill Dmitriev, kd25@st-andrews.ac.uk, and Dr Mikhail Suvorov, soumike@mail.ru.

Scholarship for Directors – Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare Performance Project: Romeo and Juliet for Theatre Directors

October 15 – November 26 – Taganrog, Russia

Shakespeare Performance Project is the international practical course with the opportunity to take part in the performance production at Russian repertory theatre together with Russian actors. This project is a wonderful chance to gain new experience of creative collaboration in a multicultural and multilingual theatre environment and to find collaborators and partners for future creative work!

Directors interested to participate in the competition are requested to submit the following documents to iugte.projects@gmail.com

  • Letter of motivation stating their interest in joining the project.
  • Proposal of the performance idea (detailed director's explication) on the basis of the play "Romeo and Juliet".
  • Detailed CV describing all specific skills and abilities.
  • Scanned copy of the passport and the academic degree.
  • Latest head shot and 2-3 additional photos.
  • Any information confirming professional directing experience: web links to past projects and performances, photo, video, reviews, articles, interviews, etc.

There are two scholarships available which partially cover the course tuition fee.

Participants cover their own travel and stay expenses.

Project web page: http://www.iugte.com/projects/Taganrog

http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre

Competition for Theatre Directors – Romeo & Juliet

IUGTE has announced the competition  
for Theatre Directors
 
Shakespeare Performance Project: Romeo and Juliet   

 
October 15 – November 26, 2012 
Taganrog, Russia

 
Shakespeare Performance Project in the international practical course – production of the performance at the Russian repertory theatre. This is a wonderful chance to find collaborators and partners for future creative work, to improve skills and gain new experience of creative collaboration in a multicultural and multilingual theatre environment.

Directors interested to participate in the competition are requested to submit the following documents to iugte.projects@gmail.com
  • Letter of motivation stating their interest in joining the project.
  • Proposal of the performance idea (detailed director's explication) on the basis of the play "Romeo and Juliet".
  • Detailed CV describing all specific skills and abilities.
  • Scanned copy of the passport and the academic degree.
  • Latest head shot and 2-3 additional photos.
  • Any information confirming professional directing experience: web links to past projects and performances, photo, video, reviews, articles, interviews, etc.
The applications are considered on the competitive basis.

Several scholarships are available.

An opportunity for U.S. Professionals in Arts and Culture: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

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”.

on the move Newsflash 02/2011‏

February 11, 2011

www.on-the-move.org is a cultural mobility information network that aims to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. On-the-Move provides international cultural mobility information, engages in research, capacity building and advocacy mediating between the network members, other grassroots organisations and policy makers.

Please send your mobility news and opportunities: info@on-the-move.org

News from On the Move

New OTM website live! (14 February)On the Move is proud to launch its new website on the 14th of February. Stay tuned to www.on-the-move.org!Making Mobility Green! Please contribute to OTM´s research survey! (deadline: 31 March)On The Move is working with Julie’s Bicycle to create a Guide to the environmentally sustainable movement of performing arts and artists in Europe. Please contribute with your ideas, experiences and contacts to our online survey.OTM co-signs the mobility pilot projects recommendations to the new EU Culture Programme.On the Move has endorsed and contributed to the common position of the mobility pilot projects on the new EU Culture programme. This joint paper will be oficially presented to the European Commission at the Stakeholder Consultation Meeting that it will take place in Brussels on the 16th February.On the Move announces new Board and team members in 2011On the Move is happy to announce a new Executive Board and team members in 2011! 

EU News

Hungarian EU Presidency to adopt Council conclusions on mobility information services for artists and cultural professionalsOn the Move welcomes the upcomming adoption by the Hungarian EU Presidency of the Education, Culture and Youth Council conclusions on mobility information services to artists and culture professionals that will take place on 19-20 May.

Grants for Mobility

European Cultural Foundation (ECF) Collaboration Grants – apply now (deadline: 1 March)Effected by the cultural sector’s funding cuts? ECF Collaboration Grants could be ideal for your new project. The grant scheme provides funding for cultural cross-border activities for organisations working with partners in Europe.

Calls for participation

Call for Mais Imaginarius, International Festival of Theatre and Street Performances, 19-21 May, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal (deadline: 28 February)Mais Imaginarius, for the third consecutive year, provides the implementation of emerging artistic practices in the public space of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. Applications are open to any artist of any nationality with professional artistic trai
ning as well as creators motivated towards artistic intervention in this location.Contemporary Dance Duets Festival Diversia, 23-25 September, Kostroma, Russia (deadline: 30 April)Contemporary Dance Duets Festival Diversia will take place in Kostroma, Russia, 23-25 September. The organisers call for 15-45 minutes contemporary dance performances with two performers on stage.CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS :: Nuit blanche 2012, Studio 303, 28 February 2012, Montreal, Canada (deadline: 1 April)Studio 303 is looking for an artist to create an immersive in situ performance presented at the Nuit blanche in Montreal on February 25th 2012.Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector: PARTICIPATE in Questionnaire on Good Practices and Existing Problems (deadline: 20 February)The Culturelink Network invites you to participate in the research study "Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector" that IMO, Culturelink's focal point, is currently undertaking on behalf of the European Parliament. Please respond to a short questionnaire that has been designed in order to pool your knowledge and experience, as insights learned through this exercise will bring benefit to all those in Europe that are working on enhancing the cultural sector.

Training

IFA InteatroFestival Academy 2011, call for young perfomers, Inteatro, April-June, Polverigi, Italy (deadline: 4 March)IFA – InteatroFestival Academy is the programme of research and professional training, promoted and founded in 2006 by Inteatro, that gives the opportunity to young performers, coming from all over the world, to work with estabilished artists of the international theatre and dance scene.Training in international cultural management, Robert Bosch, 2011/2012, Germany (deadline: 6 March)The Robert Bosch Stiftung invites selected German speaking participants from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe to Germany qualifying them in international cultural management.

Residencies

Call for X-OP Residency at Association for Culture and Education KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia (deadlines: 25 February and 25 March)ACE KIBLA invites artists, theoreticians, curators, critics or producers for one-month residency in Maribor in March and April 2011 in the frame of the eXchange of art Operators and Producers – X-OP project.SUMMER RESIDENCY 2011 at tanzhaus nrw, Call for Applications, 25 July-19 August, Düsseldorf, Germany (deadline: 15 March)tanzhaus nrw is offering summer residencies from July 25th until August 19th, 2011. Choreographers doing artistic research or rehearsing a current project may apply.

Meetings

Trans Europe Halles 71 meeting, Creative Center Carnation, 14-17 April, Tartu, Estonia (deadline for early bird registration: 28 February)The next TEH meeting will be held at Creative Center Carnation (Noor-Eesti Loomekeskus in Estonian) in the lively city of Tartu, Estonia. The theme of the meeting is Shifting Gears – Moving the network into a new phase of development. The meeting is co-organised together with Culture Factory Polymer in Tallinn.Horizons. Perspectives of Artists in Residencies, Res Artis regional meeting, modem centre for modern and contemporary arts, 23-26 May, Debrecen, Hungary (deadline for registration: 30 April)Res Artis next conference topic is inspired by the concept of Horizon, as a scale of unending possibilities and versions of possible Artists In Residencies (AiR). The lectures and workshops will discuss different models of residency centres, the expectations of the various art fields, the geographical impacts and how mobility may change artists’ horizons.IETM Spring Plenary Meeting in Stockholm, 14 – 17 April 2011Under the working theme “Whose Story is it Anyway?” it intends to address a number of questions and challenges which face everyone – and we mean everyone- who has an ambition to develop their art forms, practices, methods, conditions, structures within society at large. They hope to create a pluralistic space of inspiration and energy, new friends and a creative focus that will enhance our ability to think of what has yet to be discovered.

Showcases

Balkan Dance Platform 2011, April 19-23, Ljubljana, SloveniaJoin the 6th edition of the Balkan Dance Platform 2011 (BDP 2011) this Spring in the lovely city of Ljubljana, to discover the flash body, honey and the blood of the Balkans!

Competitions

COAL Prize 2011 – Art and Environment, French association Coal (deadline: 30 April)The COAL Art & Environment prize was launched in 2010 by the French association COAL, the coalition for art and sustainable development, to reward a project about the environment by a contemporary artist.Prix Ars Electronica, International Competition for Cyberarts, 1-6 September, Linz, Austria (deadline:18 March)The Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society. The next Ars Electronica Festival is set for SEPTEMBER 1-6, 2011.1st Forum for Young Composers for young musicians who live and work in Germany or Portugal, 17-20 May, Lisbon, Portugal (deadline: 15 March)In order to encourage the creation and circulation of new music works, the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble and the Goethe-Institut Portugal are organizing the 1st Forum for Young Composers, which will take place between the 17th and the 20th of May 2011 in Lisbon.Artists’ Books on Tour, Artist Competition and Mobile Museum (deadline: 28 February)The EU-funded project “Artists’ Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum” was launched in June 2010 to create more public awareness for the book as an independent genre of art production. Now it invites artists to hand in their recent or planned art projects in the field: submissions will be accepted as completed physical or digital book objects or in the form of conceptual designs for projected but yet-unrealized book works.

Resources

Artists Moving & Learning European comparative report: «Artists’ mobility should be understood as an investment in human capital»Artists moving and learning – the research project that analysed artistic mobility in Europe from an educational and lifelong learning perspective has just been released. Now you can read the European comparative study as well as the ten National reports.The status of the artist in BelgiumBelgium is home to many artists on the move. A new professional status has been applicable to artists in Belgium since 1 July 2003. In order to meet the questions regarding this status, the Kunstenloket published a brochure which explains the various legal aspects of the status in a convenient and understandable manner.

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An Opportunity for US Professionals in Arts and Culture: Cultural Fellowships in Russia‏

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An opportunity for U.S. Professionals in

Arts and Culture: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

Dear Friends,

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 for Cultural Fellowships in Russia, review the information below and respond directly to the competition coordinator, Elena Vitenberg, at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru. 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 B. Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in St. Petersburg from May 9 till May 22, 2011.

By January 25, 2011 the Likhachev Foundation will accept applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or arts from the US 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. Airfare and accommodations in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.

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 US 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.

Application deadline is January 25, 2011.
Fellowships take place May 9 – May 22, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by February 15, 2011.

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.

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

The D. S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation

http://www.lfond.spb.ru/chronicle/411/

The name of the Academician D. S. Likhachev (1906-1999) is symbolic for the 20 century Russian culture. A Russian intellectual, survivor of the Soviet Gulag, a great scientist and thinker, a popular figure, he managed to preserve under the totalitarian regime his integrity, honor and fealty to Russia. In the 90s he has become a moral gold standard for many Russians. During his late years D. S. Likhachev conceived the idea of a humanitarian charitable foundation. The idea has been implemented after his death.

The D. S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation had been founded in St. Petersburg at the end of 2001. The mission for the Foundation was stated by D. S. Likhachev himself as promotion of the Russian culture, education, humanities as well as affirmation of democratic and humanistic values in the society. The foundation supports both regional and international programs, awards grants, promotes seminars and conferences, publishes books, etc.

B. Yeltsin Presidential Center

www.yeltsin.ru

The Fund of the First Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin was founded in November 2000, as a charity whose main aim is to give the youth of Russia the opportunity to reach their creative potential. The Fund has also taken it upon itself to analyze the various changes that Russia and the world in general went through during the end of the 20th century: to carry out studies on the historical and political foundations of the reforms that took place in Russia. The Fund is working to nurture peaceful and friendly relations between the world’s nations, offering help in the battle against social and religious conflict.

Committee on External Relations of St. Petersburg

http://www.kvs.spb.ru

The executive authority – The City Administration is the superior executive body of St. Petersburg headed by the Governor of the city and other executive departments – the city committees and the administrative-territorial departments. The St. Petersburg Administration is formed of the Governor, the Government, The Governor's Chancellery, the city committees and the administrative-territorial departments of the Administration subordinate to him. The Committee on External Relations is responsible for state policy of Saint Petersburg in external relations.

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