Grants provide genuine assistance, and applicants should not be reticent in asking for them
When you work on your own and rely solely on your own strengths, you won’t be able to bring a large project to life. Grants help scale things up. They make projects more visible, more significant, — Svetlana Soldatova, Director, Producer, Northern Character Producer Center.
There’s no need to be afraid – it’s vital to act. Nothing is impossible. And with proper support and desire, everything is feasible — Vladimir Sobolev, Head of Student Groups, Headquarters of the Youth Labor Teams of the Arkhangelsk Region, All-Russian Youth Public Organization "Russian Student Teams".
In terms of what we – government bodies – should focus on, I would highlight initiatives which we sometimes fail to notice. We see things from a strategic point of view. It’s important to take advantage of all available grants so that current projects are able to get support and develop further. We should make sure that each project becomes visible and doesn’t go by unnoticed — Oksana Svetlova, Minister of Culture, Arkhangelsk region.
I really like the fact that young people have the chance to develop, and that they aren’t just sitting and waiting for something. We hear this when we offer them support... Now they have the chance to genuinely show what their projects are about. We take a look at these initiatives afterwards and realize that if something has taken off, then more can be done with it... When I’m in the region, I always implore people to give something a go, to try, and then afterwards we will absolutely provide our support as a local authority — Svetlana Soldatova, Director, Producer, Northern Character Producer Center.