COMPLETED APPLICATIONS FOR THE XII GRANT COMPETITION ’CHANGING MUSEUM IN A CHANGING WORLD’ automatic translate
The program «The Changing Museum in a Changing World» of the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation annually supports the most vivid museum projects throughout Russia. The competition is aimed at creating conditions for the exchange of experience and technologies; strengthening ties within the professional community; development of cooperation and partnership between museums and organizations from other areas of professional activity.
This year 427 project applications will compete for the victory in the contest - one third more than in the previous contest. The most popular nominations were the Museum and the Local Community (172 applications) and the Museum Start (143 applications). In the nomination «Open collection» 76 applications were submitted, and in the nomination «Museum design» - 36. In comparison with the last year, project activity in the southern, northern and north-western regions of the Russian Federation almost doubled. The number of applications from the Far Eastern and Siberian museums, as well as the museums of the Volga region, has increased by a third. Staff of museums of Central Russia showed a consistently high interest in the competition.
Priority of the competition has always been and remains the creation of equal conditions for museums, regardless of their status, location, exhibition space. The competition this year was no exception: among its participants - museum organizations of the federal, republican, provincial and municipal levels, departmental and school museums. For the first time on a par with museum organizations, non-profit organizations could take part in the competition - 64 applications were received from them.
Program Director of the Foundation Nadezhda Maksimova: «This year we paid great attention to the information campaign of the new museum strategy of the Foundation, including the updated program» The Changing Museum in a Changing World «. It was very important for us to get feedback from potential applicants. We felt their interest in the new nominations of the contest, in the possibilities of other museum programs of the Foundation. As a result, received significantly more applications than last year. Now they will have to pass a two-stage independent examination, the end of which we are looking forward to. «
Until the end of March, submitted applications will be considered by the Regional Expert Councils. Then the best of them will be transferred to the Expert Council of the contest, which will select the winners.
Announcement of the results of the competition will be held on April 23, 2015.
The grant fund of the XII contest is 25 million rubles.
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