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March 27, 2009

Fellowship: Cultural Fellowship for Study in Russia, St. P.

Deadline for submitted applications is April 12, 2009

Students are not eligible.

The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with the Russkiy Mir Foundation (Moscow, Russia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from August 24 till September 6, 2009 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.

By April 12, 2009 Likhachev Foundation will aŅcept 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 or history. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required.

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. Residence in Russia should serve as an important stage in the realization of the applicant's
cultural project.

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

Seven two-week fellowships will be organized from August 24 till September 6, 2009 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Deadline for submitted applications is April 12, 2009.
Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by May 1, 2009.

Application 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) - museum of 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 applications in Russian (preferably) or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg at vitenberg@lfond.spb.ru with subject line .

Likhachev Foundation website: http://www.lfond.spb.ru

Russkiy Mir website: www.russkiymir.ru

The D.S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation

The name of the Academician D.S. Likhachev 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 fielty 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.

Russkiy Mir Foundation

In June 2007 President Putin signed a decree establishing the Russkiy Mir Foundation, for the purpose of "promoting the Russian language, as Russia's national heritage and a significant aspect of Russian and world culture, and supporting Russian language teaching programs abroad."

The Foundation is a joint project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Science and supported by both public and private funds.

Mir means Community. Peace. World. The three meanings of this word inspire and define Russkiy Mir's mission - to promote understanding and peace in the world by supporting, enhancing and encouraging the appreciation of Russian language, heritage and culture. Russkiy Mir promotes the teaching of the Russian language within Russia and abroad; brings Russia's rich history to life, and showcases vibrant examples of Russian art and culture around the world; reconnects the Russian community abroad with their homeland, forging new and stronger links through cultural and social programs, exchanges and assistance in relocation.

Posted by agripley at March 27, 2009 09:42 AM