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17 April 2020, 13:04

After passing all stages of the competitive selection in 2020, Mariupol ("Grand Capital of Ukraine", the grant amount is 23 million 136 thousand UAH) and Slavutych ("Small Capital of Ukraine", the grant amount - 10 million 990 thousand UAH) are declared as the winners of the program "Cultural Capitals of Ukraine".

Attention! Due to the epidemic of COVID-19 coronavirus disease, the Directorate and the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation have decided to postpone the implementation of the winners' projects for 2021.

The purpose of the Cultural Capitals of Ukraine program is to promote the development of culture within the framework of decentralization reform, taking into account the capacity of the territorial community, the needs and interests of its members.

The city of Mariupol, which has received the status of "Grand Capital of Ukraine", presented a project of cultural and artistic initiatives "Dialogue in the Language of Art". It included, for example, the installation-installation "Road to Home", which the organizers plan to embody on the Mariupol-Donetsk highway as a symbol of hope for peace, the ‘PostMost mobile art exhibition’, the ‘Mariupol Open Book’ ‘Book Festival’ and the ‘Mariupol Classic’ Art Festival. .

Small Capital of Ukraine’ Project – ‘Slavutych: Os [to beⁱ] Krayina!’ will consist of the work of the art residency "Semantic Surrealism in the Space of Postmodern Slavutych", the activities of "SESAM 2020 Poliklinika: International Seminar of Architectural Students from the European Architectural Student Assembly", the Second International Festival for Elderly People and other art initiatives.

Winning the competition program opens the opportunity for Ukrainian territorial communities to claim the status of the Cultural Capital of Europe in the future.



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