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14 December 2005 16:56


Folk Traditions Support Program

Folk traditions, rites, arts, crafts, and trades are among factors helping one realize oneself as a part of certain cultural environment and mentality. Ukrainian nation’s perpetual progress rests upon preserving its inimitable traits, distinguishing it from the European cultural space. Thus, it is extremely important to preserve and continue the unique folk arts and crafts, nourishing the nation’s soul from time immemorial.

To this end, the Ukraine 3000 Foundation launched a number of projects to support folk traditions.

In part, the Kyiv-based National Arts Museum of Ukraine hosted the Kolo: Ukraine in Fashion exhibition of traditional folk costume and modern fashion collections created on its basis, first event of such kind organized by our foundation. This idea proved well-timed: later similar actions were conducted by other art organizations and museums.

In 2004 the Foundation became co-organizer of the Dreamland International Ethnic Festival, the idea of which belongs to leader of the Vopli Vidopliasova rock group Oleh Skrypka.

The festival is held in the form of a musical folk performance, combining a fair and a festival. Its main events are night concerts at the Spivoche Pole (Kyiv) featuring specially invited groups. The day program presents authentic and folk ensembles. Children’s program is interactive and proposes various kinds of creative work: clay modeling, painting, appliqué, folk dances, singing children’s songs, playing musical instruments, etc.

In the framework of the fair-workshop masters with their own instruments (blacksmiths, woodcarvers, willow basket makers, embroiderers, weavers, old music instruments makers, etc.) work in the spectators’ presence, giving them an idea of how a unique work of human mind and fantasy is being born. Nearby the handicraft ware made by these masters is being sold.

The Dreamland Festival, in experts’ opinion, is one of the most brilliant cultural events of the year in Ukraine.

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Another Projects
Supporting book publishing and libraries in Ukraine
The Ukraine 3000 Foundation regularly donates books to libraries, educational and medical institutions in Ukraine. It also promotes book publishing business. In 2005-2010 the Foundation has distributed over 100,000 Ukrainian books. »»

The Horowitz Memorial International Young Pianists Contest
In the last decade the musical forum commemorating one of the twentieth centurys most outstanding pianists has become one of the central events in Ukraines cultural life and has gained global popularity. »»

Special Award For the Development of the National Cinematograph
In 2003 the Foundation founded a special award For the Development of the National Cinematograph, which will be conferred on an annual basis during the Molodist International Film Festival on outstanding actors and directors who have made a significant contribution into the development of the Ukrainian cinematograph. The award is to serve as a symbol of the societys gratitude to these people and encouragement for their younger colleagues. »»

Museums Development Program
Ukraine has over 4,000 museums varying in their status and specialty. In terms of the size and quality of museum collections our country potentially is among Europes leaders, and it can become a center of world culture tourism. »»

Folk Traditions Support Program
Folk traditions, rites, arts, crafts, and trades are among factors helping one realize oneself as a part of certain cultural environment and mentality. »»

Lessons in History Charitable Program
Its goals are: revealing the truth of the Ukrainian peoples tragedies to the society; creating conditions for these tragedies to be recognized by the global community; implement various projects furthering the formation of a fundamental base for scholarly research of the tragic chapters of Ukrainian history. »»


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