The reception of applications for the fourth special competition of the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives has begun


On August 19, applications for the fourth special grant competition of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives will start, for which an additional
1 billion rubles has been allocated.

The projects submitted for the competition are educational, cultural and educational, which will be implemented throughout the country, as well as in the Donbas and in the liberated territories. They should correspond to the thematic areas: “Heroes of Donbass are Heroes of Russia”, “We do not abandon our own”, “We are proud”, “We are together”, “New opportunities”, “Cultural code”.

Applications will be accepted from August 19 to September 12, 2022, you can submit your creative projects through the information system of the Cultural Initiative Foundation website.The winners, according to the regulations, are scheduled to be determined no later than October 31, 2022. The project implementation dates are from August 19, 2022 to December 31, 2023, so the duration of the winners’ projects can be up to 16 months.

Non-profit organizations, including municipal ones (with the exception of state institutions, state corporations, state companies, political parties, municipal state institutions), commercial organizations, and individual entrepreneurs can apply for support.

Recall that during its work – since June 2021 – the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives has held five competitions: two main and three special. According to the results of the selections, more than 3 thousand projects in the field of culture, art and creative (creative) industries were supported for a total amount of more than 8 billion rubles.

During the application campaigns of the first three special competitions, 2,640 projects totaling 7.3 billion rubles were received from applicants from 80 regions. As a result, 172 projects from 50 regions received grant support in the amount of 991 million rubles. Projects were adopted related to the popularization and preservation of the all-Russian cultural identity, countering the “abolition of culture”, strengthening traditional Russian spiritual and moral values in the face of sanctions pressure, supporting collectives and cultural figures who have become objects of sanctions pressure for their patriotism and devotion to the country.