Culture and society

In the framework of X Winter International Arts Festival, artistic director Yuri Bashmet, the international conference "Collaboration of culture organizations and society. Cooperation of Russian and international culture organizations" was held February 24-26.

Directors of Russian and foreign philarmonies, festivals, symphonic and chamber orchestras, music theatres, colleages and universities took part in the conference. The participants had an interesting program including plenary sessions, workshops and business games. 

The plenary sessions covered a wide range of topics: Cooperation of culture organizations with external environment; World culture. Specific traits of culture development in different countries; People matter: how to become a successful culture manager; Concerts and organization of performances in alternative places: museums, schools, open-air spaces; Cooperation of state and private cultural organizations; Role of festivals and cultural organizations in development of regional microclimate. 

More than 100 delegates from 7 countries took part in the Conference. The Conference was organized by the Directorate of Winter International Arts Festival and the Directorate of St.Petersburg international cultural Forum in cooperation with the Ministry of culture of Russia and the European festival association (FEA).