The ART-OKNO Cultural Platform

The ART-OKNO Cultural Platform is a new concept of the ART-OKNO Art Festival since 2019. The project was founded in 2017 by the Art, Science and Sport Foundation.

The goal of the ART-OKNO Cultural Platform is to assist in development of small towns in Belgorod, Kursk and Orenburg regions through formation of urban communities and implementation of cultural projects. The focus is on the cities of Stary Oskol, Gubkin, Zheleznogorsk and Novotroitsk.

Arrangement of professional communications in the field of culture, provision of opportunities for further education, grant support for cultural initiatives in small cities and sociological studies of territories are the priority areas of the ART-OKNO Cultural Platform work.

The ART-OKNO platform organizes its own events in order to form a cultural context in small towns. During the year, tours of leading theatres, concerts and exhibitions take place in Belgorod, Kursk and Orenburg Oblasts. And also chamber events in a #newformat, the form and content of which reflect the latest trends of our time, are held. Every year, city festivals and creative contests are held within the framework of the ART-OKNO project.

Partners of the ART-OKNO Cultural Platform

Among the partners of the ART-OKNO Cultural Platform, there are experts in the field of territorial development, leading cultural and educational institutions of the country, and independent modern creative projects: the Agency for Social Information, the Small Territories Expert Council, the Platform Centre for Social Design, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum, the National Philharmonic orchestra of Russia under the direction of Vladimir Spivakov, the Grand Tour federal program, the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts — GITIS, the Sovremennik Theatre, the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, the musical theatre of Moscow Helikon Opera, the Soyuzmultfilm animation studio, the TASS News Agency, and others.

Tickets for the events of the ART-OKNO Cultural Platform

All events of the ART-OKNO Cultural Platform are charitable. Free e-tickets are available one month before the event on website of the cultural platform