THE FOUNDATION’S MISSION
Development and support of newly created and already existing institutions in the field of culture and education in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
OBJECTIVES OF THE WORK
People – generators of meanings, creators of undertakings, important in a cultural and social context. The way of working with them: maintaining a sustained interest in their creativity and ensuring material and legal basis of their work.
The Foundation pays special attention to cultural and educational work and inclusive cultural projects with vulnerable groups of people, people with incurable diseases and special developmental needs.
The Foundation has created «Kvartira. TALKS» art space on Moika 40 in partnership with Anton’s Right Here Center, where 4 performances have been staged in two years (including ones with actors with an autism spectrum disorder), a lot of social and research work has been carried out with vulnerable groups of people.
«Kvartira» has become bigger than an art space in Petersburg. Our creative team restarted «Kvartira. TALKS» as online and offline project named «FUTURE. TALKS» – a long-term inclusive art project aimed at socializing people with autism, providing an outlet for their creativity, and equalizing opportunities for them.
This is a valuable resource which provides people in the performing arts with an opportunity to broaden their artistic horizons and aims to diversify theatre. We do this to raise awareness of the potential of autistic people. We organize plays featuring autistic performers. We use theatre to help autistic people adapt to life.
A limited capsular collection of long sleeve shirts «kvartiraBakhirka» will be released in summer 2020 in collaboration with Bakhirka Apparel brand in support of the project as well.
In October 2017 during «ARTs for heARTs» festival Alma Mater foundation presented on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky theatre a play «Aurora» by Greek director Vladimir Nikolouzos.
Boris Yukhananov’s performance «Octavia. Trepanation», presented in 2017 at the Holland Festival (Amsterdam) and at Teatro Olimpico (Vincenz), was created in partnership with the Alma Mater Foundation. The play will be included in the repertoire of Electrotheatre Stanislavsky (Moscow) in October 2019.
In 2018 Alma Mater Foundation entered into a strategic partnership with Channel One and Globus film company for production of a new multi series television project by Avdotya Smirnova «Vertinsky».
Alma Mater Foundation provides support to “Age of Enlightenment” public lectures – a socio-educational program of Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, “Pragmema” research center, and MusicAeterna Choir, created by a world-renowned conductor Theodore Currentzis, “SHAR School-Studio”, with a 25-year creative and professional history (Moscow), a reading festival “Library Night” – an all-Russian action, which has been brilliantly conducted by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for 7 years.
Alma Mater Foundation actively cooperates with leading intellectual forces of St. Petersburg, such as St. Petersburg State University, Moscow State University, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Lenin Library, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences.
Together with «S&K Vertical» attorneys at law, the Foundation provides legal assistance to Electrotheatre Stanislavsky under the direction of Boris Yukhananov (Moscow), Foundation for Support of Cultural Projects and the Preservation of Heritage of Oleg Karavaichuk (SPb), Center for Social Rehabilitation, Training and Creativity for People with Autism «Anton is right here» (SPb)