Today at the “Manege” exhibition hall at the “Contemporary art: specificity of global cultural exchange as part of the “Fine Arts” section of the V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum the Centre for Development of Public-Private Partnership and the ROSIZO museum-exhibition centre have signed an agreement on cooperation.
The first part of the “Contemporary art: specificity of global cultural exchange” of the V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was dedicated to matters of public-private partnership (PPP) – the combination of forms of long-term cooperation of state and business, investing in state-owned objects by public and private investors, in this case in the sphere of culture. The deputy minister of culture Alexander Zhuravsky, the chairperson of the board of directors of the Centre for Development of Public-Private Partnership Pavel Seleznev and various cultural figures, representatives of academic and business circle participated in the discussion.
Pavel Seleznev told about localc projects of PPP. Currently there are 33 projects with total volume of 2.5 billion rubles.“Basically, this is good, on the condition that the mechanism hasn’t yet been adopted in our country, projects are mostly realized on the municipal and regional level”, - said Seleznev.
An agreement on cooperation between the Centre for Development of Public-Private Partnership and the ROSIZO museum-exhibition centre has already been signed at the symposium as part of the Cultural Forum. As a result of the symposium ROSIZO is planning to sent specific suggestions about projects to the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, particularly about the construction of the new ROSIZO centre for contemporary art at Khodynka field, the cost of which is currently estimated at 16.2 billion rubles.
“A story with great prospects and hard luck” – this is how Alexander Zhuravsky described the concept of PPP and indicated certain difficulties in terms of understanding the partnership between the state and the business. The deputy minister highlighted that, in spite of the difficulties, the ideas of joint investment in long-term projects is noble and rather real in the future. First of all we need to create effective legal and financial mechanisms.
Adepts and critics of PPP clashed at the symposium. Thus, the director of Multimedia Art Museum Olga Sviblova insisted on the possibility of bringing this concept to life, emphasizing that “the investor will only invest in what he owns”. As a result of the session experts highlighted the necessity “to take action” and develop new projects and suggestion for the cooperation of the business and the culture.