Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Cultural non-funding

In Ukraine so many things are so dependent on policy or in this case the lack of a clear cultural policy in the country. Ukraine just doesn't have an idea of what direction it wants to go when it comes to culture amongst many other things.

This May, from the 11-27, the 10th International Forum “Music of Youth” Festival of Contemporary Young Performers is to be held, however, after a phone call we received earlier today it appears that the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine may not be providing any funding for the festival at all. According to reliable sources, the original funding was supposed to be 300,000 UAH or nearly $60,000 - that was about a month ago, a week ago it was cut in half - and now it looks like it will be totally cut... Welcome to Ukraine!

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