Forum Cultural revival: regional development

The Project of the ANTS National Interest Advocacy Network “Restoring Ukraine Together” with the support of the European Union will hold the Forum “Cultural revival: regional development”.

Date and time of the event:  18 August 2023,  10:00 – 17:00.

Venue: Korsakiv Museum of contemporary art, Lutsk.

Format: offline/online.

Registration is mandatory:

Goals of the forum: 

  • ways to restore the cultural sector at the local level during and after the war.
  • development of recommendations on state policy and improvement of the mechanism of financing culture and art of local self-government bodies based on the analytical report “The state of financing culture and art from local budgets: main trends”. Link to the full text of the report:
  • promotion of best practices of effective public-private partnership in the field of cultural development at the regional level. 


Natalia Kryvda – Doctor of Philosophy, Professor at the Department of Ukrainian Philosophy and Culture at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Academic Director of MBA programmes at Edinburgh Business School at House of Knowledge. 

Volodymyr Vorobei (tbc) – the Founder and Director of PPV Knowledge Networks, an economic development agency that creates and develops businesses and business networks.

Yulia Fediv  – Director of Hromadske TV, winner of the 2021 UN Women Prize for Cultural Management, first executive director of the state Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and head of the National Bureau of the European Union’s Creative Europe programme for culture and creative industries in Ukraine.

Taras Marshalok – “Restoring Ukraine Together” expert, author of the analytics “The state of financing of culture and art from local budgets: main trends” for 2022.

Linda Bērziņa – Restoring Ukraine Together” expert from Latvia.

 Aija Tūna – PhD, the director of the culture and arts education program “Latvian School Bag”.

Denys Vasiliev – Cultural activist, founder of the Barabanza Museum of Musical Instrument History (Zaporizhzhia), EU4Culture expert.

Liudmila Fit – Founder of the Cherkasy Book Festival, head of the Department of Culture of the Cherkasy Regional State Administration in 2020-2021.

Vira Shelest – Cultural researcher, curator, founder of the ZUM project, founder of the Koloda Educational and Artistic Studio, and head of the Z.U.M. project (Ukraine, Kramatorsk (Donetsk region) – Cherkasy (Cherkasy region)). 

Yulia Homchyn – director of the Institute for Cultural Strategy (Lviv).

Volodymyr Shmatko – Mayor of Chortkiv, Ternopil region.

Olexandr Tretyak – Mayor of Rivne.

Lesya Korsak – Executive partner of Museum of Contemporary Art (Lutsk).

Lusiena Shum – Executive director of Library Country Charitable Foundation.

Viktoriia Kolesnikova – the head of the Scientific Library of the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Senior researcher at the National Museum of the Revolution of Dignity, UCF expert.

Dmytro Zhyvytsky – ex Head of Sumy MCA.

Yaroslav Petrakov  – Director General of the Directorate for Strategic Planning and European Integration of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy until July 2023.

Join an unforgettable event dedicated to the development of culture and art in Ukraine!

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