’The main news of last days was the fact that the auction for the transferring of the building of the multicultural space ”Ethnosquat” to a kindergarten has been cancelled’, said Zoya LUKYANOVA, Program Director of “Culture Reloaded”, at the final press ryt, which was held at the Program’s Executive Office. ‘So, the building will remain in the hands of the local youth also at the start of the New Year. Nevertheless, financing from the side of our Program is about to end as early as in December, whereas money resources are needed for the upkeep of the “Ethnosquat“ and the payment of communal fees at the initial stage. And we would like to invite town residents to the New Year’s Trade Fair, which will take place in the “Ethnosquat“ on December 24th from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m., and to help the youth of the town to reserve this alternative cultural site for themselves’.
A wide cultural program has been prepared for visitors – review of actual exhibitions, a charity rap concert, an all-prize lottery, a traditional Christmas drink – non-alcoholic mulled wine – and, certainly, the fair itself, where interesting and useful lots may be purchased at redundant prices. All the production payments will be transferred for the “Ethnosquat“’s upkeep. Organizers would also like to invite all the people, who are eager to set their things and subjects for the auction. Further information may be obtained at + 7 904 84 41 360 or + 7 902 47 66 162.
’”Culture Reloaded’ goes on with its work in Kudymkar’, summarized Svetlana KOLCHURINA, Program’s Executive Director. ‘So, in a short-term perspective, the following events are being expected - ”Sizimok”, a performance by Anatoly Radostev, whose public opening evening will take place on December 25, 2011, at 3 p.m., at the Subbotin-Permyak Museum as well as publication of additional editions of the children’s book “My Kudymkar”. The town has got bright infrastructural objects now – works of street art, including originally painted houses, ”Ethnosquat”, whereas results of the largest project - ”Cultural Block” – will be seen by the residents of Kudymkar next year. However, the most important discovery of this year is new people, who used their chance and approved themselves in an excellent way – volunteers, cultural managers, creative guys and girls. Exactly they will care for a sustainable development of the projects, initiated in the course of the year of “Culture Reloaded”’.
By the way, one of the Program’s results in Kudymkar turned out to be the foundation of a nonprofit organization, created by active participants of “Culture Reloaded”, – Ekaterina Sokolchik, Yulia Kayurova, and Evgeniya Podyanova. Founders expressed their wish to take responsibility for the “Ethnosquat” already as well as their interest in further projects.