Two-Week Cultural Fellowships in Russia

Deadline: 1 February 2015
Open to: professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture
airfare and accommodation in St. Petersburg


The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg and B. Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia) announces a competition for ten 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 11 till May 24, 2015

The fellowships are open to professional in the field or arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. The creative project could be a museum exhibition project, a theater production, a film, a photo exhibition, preparation of fiction or research books, etc. related to Russian culture or history. The creative project should be conceived in a foreign country and should be aimed at a broad audience. Two-week residency 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, opportunities to work at St. Petersburg museums, libraries, archives, and other organizations.


The Likhachev Foundation accepts applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or arts from foreign countries who are currently working on creative projects related to Russian culture or history. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required.


The organizers will cover accommodation and travel costs to and from St. Petersburg.


Interested artists should submit their application in Russian or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg at: and with subject line “application for the fellowship”. Applications should include:

  • CV (including information on Russian language skills, previous creative projects related to Russia, and previous visits to Russia).
  • Description of the creative project (up to 3 pages). 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.

The deadline to apply is 1 February 2015.

For further information please visit the official website.

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