An Opportunity for US and European Professionals in Arts and Culture: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

An Opportunity for US and European Professionals in Arts and Culture:
Cultural Fellowships in Russia 

CEC ArtsLink is pleased to share with you the request for fellowship applications by our Russian colleagues at the Likhachev Foundation. If you are interested in applying, review the information below and respond directly to the competition coordinator, Elena Vitenberg, at and The subject line should read “Application for the Fellowship”. Please note that CEC ArtsLink does not administer this program and has no hand in the selection process.

The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the Fund of the First Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin (Moscow, Russia), with support of the Committee on External Relations of St. Petersburg, announce a competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in St. Petersburg on  May 11-24, 2015.

The application deadline is February 1, 2015.  The Likhachev Foundation will accept applications from the US and European professionals in the fields of culture, history and arts who are working on creative projects related to Russian culture or history. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required. Students are not eligible. Working languages of the program are English and Russian.

Creative project could be a museum exhibition, a theater performance, a film, photo exhibition, preparation of fiction or research books, etc. related to Russian culture or history. Creative project should be conceived in the USA or Europe for a broad American or European audience. Residence in Russia should serve as an important stage in the realization of the applicant’s cultural project.

The Likhachev Foundation will prepare individual programs for the fellows according to their projects’ specifics, to help them achieve maximum results during their fellowships. These programs will include meetings with Russian colleagues, possibilities to work at St. Petersburg museums, libraries, archives and other organizations.

Ten two-week fellowships will be organized on May 11-24, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Deadline for submitted applications is February 1, 2015.
Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2015.

Application should include:

  • CV (including information on Russian language skills, previous creative projects related to Russia and previous visits to Russia).
  • Description of creative project (up to 3 pages) such as museum or exhibition project, theater performance, film, preparation of fiction or research book and other types of cultural projects related to Russian culture or history. It should contain, in particular, a paragraph on how a residency in St. Petersburg will benefit the applicant’s creative project and which cultural organizations in St. Petersburg the applicant would like to work with.

Email your application in Russian or English to the competition coordinator Elena Vitenberg at and with subject line «application for the fellowship».

The D. S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation

B. Yeltsin Presidential Center

Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg

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