‘We consider that major target of the Program has been achieved’, said Svetlana KOLCHURINA, Executive Director of “Culture Reloaded“, at the press conference at the multicultural space “Ethnosquat“. ‘In the town, a new generation of art managers appeared, together with whom we realized probably the most creative projects of the Program – Festival of Modern Cultures “Izyur“, “Art Glade“, children’s book “My Kudymkar“, “Ethnosquat“, and many others. Under supervision of Ekaterina Sokolchik, a team of volunteers has been formed, who provided priceless help to organizers in the “Ethnosquat“’s reconstruction process and carrying-out of the Program’s events’.
The day started at 1:30 p.m. at the Administration of the Town of Kudymkar with the presentation of the large infrastructure project “Cultural Block“. After one hour, at the neighbouring Central Children’s Library, a master class for children on the books “My Kudymkar“, which were published from the financial sources of the Program, as well as their transfer to local students took place. Afterwards, the attention of guests was transferred to the “Ethnosquat“, where general rehearsal of the mono performance in Permian Komi “Sizimok” based on the works by Anatoly Radostev as well as presentation of the new disc of rap music, recorded at the studio ”SK.what Records“, that was created in the “Ethnosquat“’s building, were held. Guests had an opportunity to take a look at as many as seven exhibitions, which were opened here simultaneously, - photo reports by Max Chetin, Sergei Ponomarev, and Anna Bezukladnikova as well as exhibitions by graffiti painters Rodion Bayandin, Yuri Vaskin, Sergei Gachegov, and Maxim Karavaev.
‘The cultural life in Kudymkar will not get its end, after the official closing ceremony is over’, assured Zoya LUKYANOVA, Program Director of “Culture Reloaded“’. ’On December 23, 2011, we will meet our partners in Kudymkar once again at the Celebration “Culture Reloaded, Post Scriptum”, will thank them for co-operation, and discuss plans for the future. By the way, all the town residents will be greeted with a pleasant surprise on this day. Besides, the Project “Cultural Block“ will be completed next year, beyond the Program already. Finally, new people will be able to realize creative ideas, whose basis was laid in the course of the year of “reloading“, after a new nonprofit organization founded by Ekaterina Sokolchik, Yulia Kayurova, and Evgeniya Podyanova will be formed’.
As regards the Program “Perm Region – Territory of Culture 2011“, its festive closing ceremony will be held on December 15, 2011 in Perm, where Kudymkar along with further cultural centres – Kultaevo and Vsevolodo-Vilva – will give over the honourable status to the winners of 2012 – Gubakha, Krasnovishersk, and Uralsky respectively.