Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sverdlovsk region to get more than $63.5 million for cultural center

The Sverdlovsk region will receive more than $63.5 million from the federal treasury to create a cultural development center.

The funding is the result of a pilot program to create federal cultural centers in small towns throughout Russia. Each center will include a platform for virtual exhibitions, youth workshops, discussion clubs, lectures and crafts. Additionally, the centers will contain interactive multimedia exhibits, libraries, e-libraries and a modern movie theater, E1.ru reports.

"The network of regional centers of cultural development must be managed from a single center, which will form a model program for the region, the policy of creating a local cultural content, to train a new generation of professionals in the field of culture and modern arts," the ministry of culture said, according to E1.ru. "In forming the content...particular attention will be given modern trends in art."

Now that the funding has been allocated, provincial and federal ministries of culture will work together with representatives from the municipalities to determine the site of the pilot project.

"The residents will be able to (strive for) self-improvement and self-realization, the creative teams - an incentive to the development and the possibility of touring and municipalities will be able to create a modern standard of living in an urban environment for people living in small towns, which should enhance the attractiveness of the area, especially for young people which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the development of the entire region," Alexei Badaeva, the minister of culture of the Sverdlovsk region, said, according to E1.ru.

The development of the site could be completed in approximately two years.