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St. Petersburg's Jubilee in May 2003 brought to its conclusion CEC's 10-year focus on the cultural institutions and arts of St. Petersburg. Our aim beyond 2003 is to offer a well-defined strategy for cultural partnerships, professional exchanges and arts projects linking Russia and the U.S. CEC's program has already expanded to include other cities throughout Russia, and we are planning new projects in Central Asian countries and the Caucasus region.
CEC's “St. Petersburg 2003 program functioned as an umbrella for collaborative Russian-American cultural projects. CEC's established expertise and long-standing networks in the U.S. and in Russia enabled us to serve effectively as an advisor to and intermediary between cultural organizations and arts professionals of the two countries.
Our goal was to help realize the full potential of St. Petersburg's enormous cultural resources and encourage greater interaction between Russian and American artists and cultural institutions. CEC's St. Petersburg projects—
Activities, 1993-2003CEC raised and committed $ 1.25 million (as of June 2003) for direct costs of exchanges. (That sum does not include CEC administrative costs.) We worked with Russian and American partners in the following areas: