The distinctive features of the Voronezh region are unique geographical characteristics, world famous soils – black soils, high-technology industries, a large quantity of well-established educational institutions, including the classical university. The main regional resources are culture and arts. The creative potential is based on rich cultural and historical traditions and inherits the developments of such artists as Ivan Kramskoy and Nikolay Ge, of such poets as Aleksey Koltsov and Samuil Marshak, writers – Ivan Bunin, of observer and publisher — Aleksey Suvorin. The Voronezh history is tightly connected with the family stories of music dynasty of Rostropovich, circus clownery master Anatoly Durov, the disgraces by the soviet authorities poet – Osip Mandelshtam.
Andrey Platonov takes the special part among those who placed themselves in a record of Voronezh land. The works of this genius master is known all over the world and belongs to the humankind heritage. The arts Festival named after Platonov aims to become a bridge between Voronezh region and other Russian and world regions.
- building and development of creative links of theatre and music professionals, writers, artists and critics,
- creation of a forum to share the experience in cotemporary trends and styles of arts,
- initiation and developing of partner relations within the joint projects.
Annual Festival works in May – June, starting from 2011 year.
— Government of the Voronezh region;
— Administration of the Voronezh city district;
— Mikhail Prokhorov foundation;
— Autonomous culture institution the “International Platonov Festival Directorate” (further Directorate).
— determining the particular Festival working period;
— approve the Festival budget;
— approve the organisational and technical plans of the Festival realisation
— presents Festival budget suggestions for consideration of the Board of Founders;
— forms the program of the Festival and list of its participants;
— implements all needed works for the Festival realisation;
— implements communication and marketing activities for the Festival, including media and public relations issues;
— implements fundraising activities for the Festival realisation;
— carries the other extra activities needed for the Festival realisation.
— Visual arts
"Platonov program" consists of works based on Platonov's literary heritage, or devoted to the Platonov’s creativity. Platonv’s readings are also held within this program. We designed this program to promote and develop interest in the Andrei Platonov creative heritage.
"Main Program" includes performances of creative groups and performers. It contemplates projects, which high artistic value was recognised on the prestigious Festivals and contests, as well as was widely appreciated and recommended by professional critics. Program aims to make world cultural treasures accessible for regional audience.
"The program of contemporary art" is a platform to showcase the creative experiments, the search for new artistic means. This program presents promising and original projects, teams and authors. The program aims to engage young audience.
The Festival planes to have diverse educational component: master classes, seminars and lectures.
— a theatre, concert, or exhibition venue in accordance with technical rider agreed with the Directorate;
— hotel accommodation;
— transfer within the city;
— the agreed fee payment for participation in the Festival.
— travel to the Voronezh city and backwards;
— the stage set, costumes, properties, exhibits and equipment transportation;
— customs clearance fees for the items needed for the Festival.
— targeted contributions of business partners, sponsors and philanthropists of the Festival in accordance with treaties; grants of law persons and individuals;
— sale of tickets for the Festival events;
— promotional and fundraising activities held within the Festival;
— sales of informational materials and branded merchandise of the Festival;
— other income-generating activities.