Culture of Small Towns — Quick Growth from Without or Systemic Development from Within?
12:00 — 13:45
Russian Museum of Ethnography, Conference Hall 4/1 Inzhenernaya st., St. Petersburg
Which of the two ways to develop culture in small towns is more efficient: a visiting exhibition of a world-famous museum, a performance of a world known theatrical company or creation of necessary infrastructure to grow culture locally? Who is more capable of solving the problem of small town development: state or private business? These issues as well as other problems related to directions for development of small towns will be addressed in the discussion.
Alisa PrudnikovaCommissioner and Artistic director, the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. Russia
Denis MatsuevPianist, People’s Artist of Russia, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, "UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador", art director. Russia
Fatima MukhomedzhanDirector, Alisher Usmanov's Charity Project “Art, Science and Sport” Russia