Boost_4_Culture: Educational course for cultural and creative industries professionals in Vinnytsia

Boost_4_Culture: Educational course for cultural and creative industries professionals in Vinnytsia

Funding: EU4Culture
Partners: NGO PLAI
Duration: October 2023 – July 2024
Budget: 110 720 UAH
Coordinators: Yuliia Alenina, Anastasiia Yablonska

From October 2023 to July 2024, NGO PLAI is implementing the #Boost_4_Culture project. It will include educational residencies, networking events, and a course of 10 offline lectures once a month.  

The educational course for cultural and creative industry professionals was developed by the Insha Osvita and proto produkciia team. The aim of the course is to increase the level of professional competences of cultural managers, professionals working in the creative industries sector, as well as independent artists in Vinnytsia.

Topics of lectures within the educational course, which will be held from October 2023 to June 2024:

  • Creative industries and their impact;
  • Project management in culture;
  • Operational management and governance;
  • Event management;
  • Communications in projects: Ukrainian and foreign audiences;
  • Organisational development and strategic planning;
  • Budgeting and financial management;
  • Fundraising and its types;
  • Legal aspects: bureaucracy or self-protection?
  • Spaces and their possibilities in Vinnytsia. Revitalisation process and its benefits.

The speakers of the course are experts in the cultural and creative industries: 

  • Kateryna Kravchuk, co-founder of the agency, facilitator and designer of training programmes/products for the creative economy. 
  • Iryna Prokofieva is a project management, organisational development and international cooperation specialist.
  • Yuliia Alenina is the Chief Operating Officer of the NGO Insha Osvita, coordinator of the educational and humanitarian areas at the proto produkciia agency.
  • Mykola Dorokhov is a co-founder of the Vilna Khata youth space and an event manager at the Urban Space 100 public restaurant.
  • Bohdana Nosenok is a communications manager at the IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives.
  • Yevgenia Nesterovych is a cultural manager, editor, critic, writer, director of NGO Post Bellum-Ukraine.
  • Roman Dyma is the operations director of the proto produkciia agency, co-founder of the coffee shop “26 and coffee” and the gallery-coffee shop “yuna”, a member of the Global Shapers Community and a graduate of the international organization AIESEC.

The project also included a visual arts residency in February 2024 to share experiences and establish contacts between local artists. 15 artists worked under the supervision of Ola Poliak, an Insha Osvita member, an artist, curator of the teenage programme at the fra fra fra School of Contemporary Art in Frankivsk and co-founder of the Chernivtsi self-publishing house SVAYA. During the four days of the residency, the participants shared their practices, participated in artist talks and created joint artworks.

You can follow the project announcements and opportunities on the Insha Osvita Facebook page.

The #Boost_4_Culture project was created by NGO PLAI and made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity implemented by ISAR Ednannia in partnership with the Ukrainian Center of Independent Political Research (UCIPR) and Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM). The contents are the responsibility of ISAR Ednannia and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.