• Projects
  • Continuing education
  • Professional training
  • Toponymy Commission
  • Institute of Peter the Great
  • Roads of Victory
  • Culture of St. Petersburg
  • Film Production Support


The Institute offers information and PR support to projects aimed at increasing the role of arts and culture in regional economic development and attracting the attention of an international audience. The Institute assists the development of professional communications between authorities, state and public cultural institutions, NGO’s, and business sector organizations.

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The Institute for Cultural Programs has developed a system of continuing education which consists of three mutually connected components: raising the skill level of personnel employed in city cultural institutions, additional education and professional training on the basis of long-term and short-term modules.

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The educational activity of the ICP is aimed at the perfection of professional knowledge and skills, and at training the managerial staff for cultural institutions.

For several decades the ICP had been a member of the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers (ENCATC) and has taken an active role in cross-cultural educational programs.

The ICP has a long history of cooperation with the leading educational and cultural organizations in St. Petersburg.

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Since 1997, according to the order of the Governor of St. Petersburg Institute for Cultural Programs provides the work of the St. Petersburg interdepartmental commission on names – The Toponymy Commission.

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Since 2010, the Institute for Cultural Programs is running a new subdivision - Institute of Peter the Great.

The main task of the Institute is the study and promotion of the heritage of Peter the Great in the fields of culture, education, liberal arts, which were understood as a set of ideas and traditions, claiming the European choice of Russia, its commitment to principles of the European Enlightenment and the cultural community, while preserving the national identity of Russia.

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The Roads of the Victory is a Russian national military patriotic program that offers schoolchildren of St. Petersburg free guided bus tours including visits to museums and places of military glory.

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The “Culture of St. Petersburg” web portal is a project that brings together cultural events, news about cultural events, organizers and artists, publications and photographs about the culture and history of St. Petersburg. It operates also as a poster of events, interesting articles and reviews, announcements and interviews, information about venues, cultural institutions, creative spaces, promotions and projects; statistics of the city's cultural life and much more.

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In accordance with the enactment of the St. Petersburg City Government and with support of the St. Petersburg Committee for Culture, the ICP assists film production throughout the city. The ICP prepares approvals from St. Petersburg executive bodies and provides consultation and support for film crews.

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The “Total Dictation” of 2022 in St. Petersburg

The “Total Dictation” of 2022 was discussed in St. Petersburg

Today, April 1, the online press conference dedicated to the annual educational campaign “Total Dictation” in St. Petersburg in 2022 was held in the TASS news agency. The representatives of the “Total Dictation 2022” organizers presented information about the venues, participants, partners of the event, its innovations and, of course, about speakers who will read the text at the venues.

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Finnish-Russian Cultural Forum will be rescheduled

The organizers of the Finnish-Russian Cultural Forum – the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland and the Finland-Russia Society – inform about the suspension of preparations for the Forum 2022 and the subsequent postponement of its dates.