The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation took part in the conference "The State and Philanthropists: Together to a Common Goal”

On June 8, on the Day of Social Worker, the Art, Science and Sport Foundation took part in the conference “The State and Philanthropists: Together to a Common Goal” organized by the Higher School of Economics, the Agency for Social Information, Blagosfera and the Donors Forum.


Maria Krasnikova, Director of the Art, Science and Sport Foundation spoke at the session and told about the program supporting the visually impaired Special Look, as well as about its important direction of audio descriptive commentary, “The number of experts in audio description increased fivefold for a year with our support; film works, plays and even opera performances are being adapted. Culture is becoming more available for blind and visually impaired people. We have comprehensively studied and seriously analysed the domestic and global experience of audio description. In our work, we try to take into account the opinions of various experts, as well as of immediate beneficiaries.” Also gaps in legislation, trends in development of audio description and challenges encountered during implementation of audio descriptive commentary in the regions were discussed.

The activity of the charity foundation of the patron of arts Alisher Usmanov is aimed not only at the global support of cultural organizations, but also at the introduction and implementation of socially important projects.

Since 2013, the foundation has been implementing the Special View program for visually impaired people. One of the important areas of this program is the sociocultural adaptation of the blind and visually impaired: inclusive performances are being created, and audio description is being developed at the federal level.

At the plenary session, the best social projects were presented to Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev and Deputy Chairman of the Government for Social Policy Tatiana Alexeyevna Golikova.

An important section was “Combating Poverty and Reducing Inequality”, especially after Direct Line with V. V. Putin, where the President noted the importance of this topic, “We do need to address one of the main objectives, which is reduction of the number of people living below the poverty line ... to create the conditions under which the state will be able to help exactly those who needs it, that is, to make the help more targeted.”

The purpose of charitable organizations is to provide targeted support to specific organizations, people, and institutions. In order to increase the efficiency of charity technologies it is important to interact with the state. Moderators of sections provided recommendations of the expert community on specific steps that are important on the part of the state for support and development of charity.


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