Oksana Oracheva, the General Director of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, gave an interview to TASS where she told us why the Foundation turned to sport and what is the role of sport in public life.
— Can you briefly explain what this initiative is about and why you have launched it?
— This program demonstrates that sport is an opportunity to change our life for the better. It helps to solve our everyday problems. It helps to solve all sorts of problems, not only problems related to health. Healthy society is our mutual goal.
These problems are problems of communication, inclusion of people with special needs into public life and development of a positive outlook on life. So, you change your attitude to what is going on. That is to say that sport is one more important instrument to make our life better. The program is about this. We want to look at sport through the lenses of concrete projects. What is more important: not only to look at, but find the concrete solutions to these problems and implement them in our everyday life.
— Do I understand correctly that amateur sport is a priority?
— We are talking about philanthropy. And what is philanthropy? Philanthropy is to help people who are in need. It is possible to help in various ways and also through sport.
— Have you implemented any sport programs? Do you have something you are proud of?
— The program has been launched this year and it is at its initial stage. We decided that the pandemic is not the reason to abandon our goals. But the idea to develop our activities in this area appeared earlier. In 2016, accepting the new vision of the Foundation, we discussed that it is necessary to expand our instruments and add sport to our activities. This is not a snap decision, but a well-prepared plan. When the pandemic started we asked ourselves if it was necessary to start this program whether we should look at sport from this point of view. And we answered unequivocally that sport became more important. It can contribute more to solution of social issues than it did in quieter pre-pandemic life when we perceived sport as a celebration. These days sport as well as culture is an element that unities people. This is about values, a lifestyle and mentality. Vladimir Potanin, our founder, talked about this many times. And sport is a relevant topic for him.
— The Vladimir Potanin Foundation is involved in many activities. And is sport something new for you?
— The Foundation has been operating for more than 20 years, since 1999. The first projects were educational projects. And this area is still our priority. Also our priorities are culture, activities with museums, philanthropy development and now sport. We are focused not on a priority of one area against others, but on a holistic and complex approach. Because all these areas are aimed at completion of our mission: nurturing creative and talented people who are ready to take social responsibility and complete concrete tasks, help others and themselves and enhance our life. This is a big picture. And when we are looking at the Foundation from this perspective it is logical that sport appears. It is an important instrument contributing to increasing the number of such people.
— Have you ever conducted research whether Russia is a sport country and whether amateur sport is in demand?
— We have conducted research of a different kind. We wanted to find out what sport projects with a social focus exist in Russia and abroad. We are convinced that it is impossible to start a new project or a program without understanding what is going on in the field. It is possible to adequately meet real challenges only this way. We started our work on the program by studying Russian and international experience. We found out that the number of socially-focused sport programs is increasing in Russia. And participants of these programs set this task. For example, the project “Dream Skis” has developed from a small project into a movement.
Nowadays our sportsmen established their funds and use sport as an instrument to solve problems. For example, Anton Shipulin and his foundation are actively involved in philanthropy. The number of such projects is larger than we can imagine. But it happens that people are vaguely familiar with such projects. It may be the case that they are perceived as social, not sport projects. It may be that they are not described in bright colours and talked about. But such projects exist. We see that we are moving towards the same direction as the whole non-commercial sector in all countries. There are such universal instruments and sport is one of them. Sport is a universal language. You do not have to know a foreign language to participate. Sport helps to overcome existing communication barriers.
This is a mass movement. Sport for development is a universal topic. It is most certainly that we are not the first but not the last. We follow the global trend. And it is very important to start reflexing at a certain stage of sport projects. It is important to emphasize this component of our activities. This is true for other spheres. We say that education is important not only for an individual but also for community. Education is also important for a region where a university is located. We say that a museum or a theatre today not only satisfies our need in art but they also work with community. This is about people around. And is sport different from this? Sport is also for community.
— COVID struck hard at the sport industry. To what extent has the pandemic influenced the Foundation’s activities?
— I would not be sincere if I had told you that the Foundation’s activities had not been influenced by COVID. It has affected our life and we need to adapt to the totally new conditions.
When we were launching our anti-crisis competitions aiming to help the non-commercial sector during the pandemic, our founder Vladimir Potanin additionally allocated 1 billion rubles to help the non-commercial sector. We noticed that there were some organizations working with sport among our participants and winners of the competitions. So, there are organizations that did not give up and continue working. And this is great that they told us about this. When we started offering some proactive instruments to various projects, local communities immediately offered sport projects. After staying at home for a long period of self-isolation, we need to reestablish social connections and sport is the best tool for doing this because it implies team work. It may be a positive component of our work because we realized this. Before this situation we did not reflect on this important aspect of our work. Now we understand this in a better way. So, we can better develop this in our further work. I would say that there is research which demonstrated that sport projects do not exclude themselves from our life. We might think this way sometimes. But people want to participate, continue doing sport and are prepared to put efforts to make this happens.
Andrei Kartashev asked questions, TASS
Oksana Oracheva, General Director of the Foundation, has given an interview to RAEX experts as a follow-up to the ranking
“Research Fellowships” competition aimed at exploring scientific and applied issues in philanthropy and supporting talented researchers and practitioners in this field
The Forum was organized by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation in partnership with Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development
Today there have been a meeting with the actor Nikita Kukushkin and presentation of several bright endowment cases
An interview with Alexander Svetakov, acquaintance with endowments of various organizations, a thematic discussion took place on this day
The forum takes place from 19-23 April in the partnership with Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Development, RF
In the partnership with “Deloitte” in CIS, we invite NGOs’ representatives to take part in research on evaluation of organizations’ maturity
Participate in the forum!
The conference was held under the auspices of the Ministry for Sport, the Russian Federation, and was timed to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace established by the United Nations General Assembly
The conference has been organized by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation under the auspices of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation takes part in the WINGS webinar
First online international conference on social sport development
The winners will receive scholarships to study on RIOU’s English language version of the Master of Sport Administration (MSA) course in academic year 2021/22
The festival will take place within the forum “Endowment 2021. More than money”
The program which is focused on leaders in philanthropy, is implemented by the Center for Philanthropy Development of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and the European Foundation Centre
On November 25, the Fostering Leadership Project streamed a conversation with Alexander Auzan, the Dean of the Moscow State University’s Faculty of Economics
Under uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we want to provide the most comfortable environment for all grant projects that have been planned to come to life
The Expert Council identified 33 winners from 23 regions: 15 in the nomination “NGO. Going Agile” and 18 in the nomination “Museum. Culture. New Form”
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO with the support of the Russian Ministry for Economic Development held the IV International Forum “Endowments 2020. Shared Power”
Saïd Business School (Oxford Saïd) in partnership with the Vladimir Potanin Foundation will hold the discussion exploring why measurement matters
The Expert Council announced 9 organizations – winners from different regions of the country.
Blagosfera presented the results of research in design of social projects in sport
On October 27, the Fostering Leadership Project streamed a conversation with Indy Johar, an architect and a co-founder of multiple social ventures
Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia – Europe is a two-year peer-exchange program implemented by the Center for Philanthropy Development in partnership with the European Foundation Centre
Museum. The Power of Place, our joint program with the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management becomes the finalist in the 2020 Excellence in Practice Awards
The Expert Council of the “Philanthropy School” of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation has identified winners of the third cycle in the nomination by invitation “Synergetic Effect”
On September 24, the Fostering Leadership Project streamed a conversation with Zelfira Tregulova, Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery
This year the event will be held on-line: the main program is on November, 16-20th, and the preceding event “Endowment ecosystems” takes place on November, 10-13th
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation became a participant of the international forum dedicated to the role of the inter-sectoral cooperation in achieving sustainable development goals
The 6th round “Common Cause” results have been announced
Winners of the second round of the Philanthropy School competition in the open competition and by invitation competition nominations are announced
The ranking data enables stakeholders to evaluate universities’ social and academic environment
The results of the competition August round have been announced
August 27, 2020 (17:00, Moscow time), during the Fostering Leadership online talk we asked Gail what impact the current crisis situation have had on the global trends in culture
Vladimir Potanin Foundation in partnership with The Bell Newsletter is launching a series of online talks with leaders of the humanitarian sector about values that will inform our future
Future students of RIOU will become acquainted with the best practices of managing organizations and sports facilities
The Competition Expert Council has identified 25 winners: 12 winners in the “NGO. Going Agile” nomination and 13 winners in the “Museums. Culture. New Form” nomination
Winners of the open competition of Philanthropy School are announced
The Competition Expert Council has identified 19 winners: 7 winners in the “NGO. Going Agile” nomination and 12 in the “Museums. Culture. The New Form” nomination.
Vladimir Potanin Foundation in partnership with The Bell Newsletter is launching a series of online talks with leaders of the humanitarian sector about values that will inform our future
The Foundation supports best practices in the non-profit sector
Winners Announced in the Second Round of the Common Cause Competition
Our international forum “Museum Guide” run in partnership with ICOM Russia as part of the festival 'Intermuseum-2020' has come to an end
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation will hold an annual forum “Museum Guide” online
The Educational initiative came about as a result of joint efforts between the Foundation and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
The research was carried out by Center for Philanthropy Development
We are pleased to announce the results of the first round in the Common Cause grant competition, designed to provide urgent support to the non-profit sector and cultural field for overcoming the ongoing crisis
Vladimir Potanin Foundation is launching a new grant competition, Philanthropy School, that builds upon Vladimir Potanin’s large-scale efforts to support NGOs through the period of instability
The Foundation was recognized as a leader among corporate and private non-profit organizations, while the Rusfond foundation ranked first among charitable fundraising non-profits
As part of Vladimir Potanin’s large-scale initiative to support non-profits in times of instability, the Foundation is launching its New Dimension grant competition with a 500 million ruble budget
The one-time grant competition will be held for seven months, from March through September 2020, with applications reviewed and selected on a monthly basis
The Foundation is now announcing the launch of new large-scale initiatives to help non-profits and their beneficiaries to survive the next few months
Given the unfavorable epidemiological situation related to the coronavirus pandemic and the measures imposed by the Mayor of Moscow, the 4th International Forum, “Endowments 2020. Shared Power”, has been rescheduled from March 26–27 to the autumn
The Foundation presented possible ways for museums to grow and evolve in the modern socio-cultural context
The Higher School of Economics hosted the international conference, titled Sport Cluster as a Center of Gravity for the City Community: International Experience and Russian Social Innovations
Recognizing outstanding contributions to arts and culture, the VIII Art Newspaper Russia prize was awarded to our founder Vladimir Potanin in the category Personal Contribution
Winners will receive scholarships to study on RIOU’s English language version of the Master of Sport Administration (MSA) course
Starting January 1st, 2020, the grant will total RUB 25,000
Kommersant presents traditional rankings of the Russian business elite's media presence in its League of Extraordinary Businessmen 7
'The Community of the Foundation is measured by the scale of the country'
During the meeting, experts discussed the possibilities of promoting contemporary art in regions across the country
Participants from Russia and abroad discussed both Russian and international experiences, best practices, and relevant questions relating to the promotion of collaboration between museums and theaters
It concluded with an award ceremony for Svyatoslav Perekhozhev and Vladimir Louzan Foundation, recipients of the Foundation grant
This year, we are going to discuss partnership and collaboration, participatory design, and the opportunities offered by endowments for combining resources and efforts to achieve a mutual goal
The Foundation presented the results of the annual ranking of universities participating in the Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program
The Foundation is ready to announce the winners of the competition for joining a new module of the advance training course, the Endowment Growth Strategy
The European Foundation Centre and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation have selected 20 participants from Russia and Europe to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform:
Now in its third year of a three-year initiative, the Fellowships are awarded to professionals working in Russia on projects addressing social challenges, and provide a fully-funded place on the week-long Oxford Social Finance Programme
20 winners of the competition will receive scholarships to start their studies in September at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU)
An overview of the Foundation’s programmatic activities during the past year and our priorities for 2019 are now available in English
The contribution of Vladimir Potanin and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation into supporting modern art and culture earns the national Innovation award
A Contemporary Art Report from Russia is being organised as part of the NEMOSKVA project around the route of the Trans-Siberian railway, beyond the already known cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
50 graduates from 21 countries received diplomas
The theme of the Russian–Spanish training program: Modern Art for Social Change
At the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum 6 June 2019 the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation announced launching the museum’s endowment
On May 30, the Moscow Manege opened the international Museum Guide forum – a platform within the Intermuseum Festival for discussing current issues facing Russian and international museums. The forum is organized by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.
The European Foundation Centre and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation are launching a new philanthropy leadership exchange programme
A panel discussion titled Preserving the Future: Conserving Contemporary Art in the Digital Age was held at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
It was announced on the occasion of the 2019 Venice Biennale
St. Petersburg hosted the Master’s Degree++: Programming Future Education conference organized by ITMO University and the Foundation
The forum consisted of eighteen sessions featuring 57 speakers, three master classes, a business game, and a theatrical performance on endowments
Five managers from Russian non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to participate in the week-long executive development program
Marking its 20th anniversary year, the Foundation announced strategic priorities and new themes in its programmatic portfolio during a press conference at TASS news agency held 31 January 2019.
Call for Applications for the Olympic Scholarships for 2019/2020: competitive scholarships to attend the English version of the Master of Sport Administration Program (MSA) in RIOU are announced
In the course of the International Hermitage Friendship Days, the museum presented its new acquisitions
On November 28, a solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the Corporate Art Awards was held at the European Parliament in Brussels under the auspices of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism of Italy
Representatives of Russian and international cultural institutions shared their views and experience on the endowment building practices
Second edition of Social Finance Program at Oxford: a week-long intensive program aimed at NGO leaders from across the globe and launched with support from the Foundation has 5 fellows from Russia
25 September marked a day when the New Tretyakov Gallery, which permanent exhibition focuses on the XX century, acquired a unique space for the museum visitor. At the same time the educational website Arzamas.Academy opened an online mission of the chief national museum.
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation have selected five Russian NGO leaders who will receive 2018 Vladimir Potanin Foundation Fellowships.
20 winners from 17 countries are to become the Master of Sports Administration program students at RIOU in the 2018/2019
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation, one of the first and largest private foundations in Russia, presents its new logo
48 students from 15 countries received diplomas of Master of Sport Administration. 20 graduates were fellows of the Olympic Scholarships Competition of the Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program
May 30, 2018 the Expert Committee of the Foundation Olympic Scholarship Competition announced results of the grant competition for visiting professors of the Master of Sports Administration Program (MSA) of the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU)
The Foundation presents its annual forum Museum Guide which is part of the All-Russian museum festival Intermuseum 2018 held under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Culture.
24 April 2018 the House of the Russian Government hosted an award ceremony of the NGO Profi competition. The national Russian media project was launched in autumn 2017 to present stories of personal and professional success in the NGO sector
The patterns of network cooperation between universities were the topic of the all-Russian conference that was held on April 16-17, 2018 at the A.N. Tupolev Kazan National Research Technical University (KAI).
6 April, Moscow. The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Moscow Business School Skolkovo opened Endowments 2018 Forum.
The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation announce the call for applications for the Olympic Scholarships of the Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program.
The general director of the foundation Oksana Oracheva was among experts interviewed for the report worldwide.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation announces a new competition to promote and identify successful models in culture. The competition targets establishing resource institutions in culture, able to become educational and innovation centers.
British Council and The Vladimir Potanin Foundation are glad to introduce a series of public talks within Cultural Skills Academy Russia Programme. The talks continue the programmes of the seminars covering the topics Designing business models and Developing audiences
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation took part in the 9th Gaidar Forum in Moscow. The expert discussion The Endowment: Lessons of the Decade marked the 10th anniversary of the Russian endowment market.
Students of the Olympic University in Sochi within the framework of #GivingTuesday initiative conducted a master class on the body mechanics
Oxord Social Finance Prorgamme took off at Said Business School with support from the Foundation
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation in partnership with the British Council and the Polytechnic Museum is organising a series of public lectures on museum management by leading specialists from the UK. Lectures will run each evening from 15 – 20 October 2017 at the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val.
Nominations open for the fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize
The new academic year has started at the RIOU. Among the students are 20 fellows from 15 countries. They won the scholarships competition of the Olympic Scholarships Program of the Foundation. They will be studying at the Master of Sports Administration.
The Expert Committee of the Museum Bridges program of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation selected winners of the summer cycle competition to attend trainings for museum professionals in Russia and abroad. 51 Russian museum professionals will have an opportunity to get new knowledge and to exchange experience and ideas with their Russian and international colleagues through individual and group trainings.
Reputation of a university: how to establish, manage and convert it into the university well-being – these were the issues discussed at the workshop held on September 7-8, 2017 in Moscow. The workshop was organized by the Potanin Foundation and the National Training Foundation (NTF), and attended by more than 140 representatives of regional universities keen to master modern promotional tools.
20 winners of the competition will receive scholarships to study at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) in 2017/2018 academic year at the Master of Sports Administration program. Students will start the studies at the RIOU in September 2017
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation have announced the first five recipients of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation Fellowships to attend the Oxford Social Finance Programme
The foundation in partnership with the Russian National Training Foundation conduct a public discussion and a workshop on university reputation and branding
The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) accounts for a webinar which was aimed at raising the importance and visibility of philanthropy infrastructure. One of the three speakers was the general director of the Foundation Oksana Oracheva
The fourth graduation ceremony of Sports Managers was held in the International Olympic University in Sochi. Among them are 18 students selected for the Olympic Scholarship Program of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, who got scholarships for studying in the RIOU.
Vladimir Potanin donated Erik Bulatov’s painting “The Picture and Onlookers” to Tretyakov Gallery
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation has taken an opinion poll of students of RIOU studying under the Master of Sport Administration English-language program in academic year 2016/17. The cohort includes 18 students from 13 countries of Europe, Asia and Africa, winners of the Potanin Foundation scholarship program. For most of them this is the first trip to Russia, and they look forward to learning more about great traditions of the country, meeting its people and … seeing snow.
Expert Committee of the Foundation Olympic Scholarship Program announced results of the grant competition for visiting professors
The Foundation presents Museum Guide, an annual forum for culture professionals.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Calvert 22 Foundation are hosting a conference dedicated to museums and their collections as part of The Future Remains series
The conference organized by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO was attended by heads of non-profit organizations and experts on sustainable development, fundraising and planning
A Salute to Slava initiative of the Kennedy Centre supported by the Foundation brings the National Symphony Orchestra to Russia
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Calvert 22 Foundation are pleased to cohost a discussion on the Russian culture and art of the 20th century
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships from prospective sports managers and for grants from invited professors under the Olympic Scholarships Program, launched to promote modern approaches in sports education and train sports managers in the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU).
The Art Newspaper Russia newspaper held an official ceremony in the Moscow Manege 2 February 2017 to announce winners of its 5th annual award. The Foundation, Olga Sviblova and a group of donors were acknowledged as the best in the Personal Contribution nomination for the joint project with the Center Pompidou - “KOLLEKTSIA! Contemporary Art in the USSR and Russia 1950-2000”.
14 September 2016, the Centre Pompidou unveiled an extraordinary donation of more than 250 works of Soviet and Russian contemporary art assembled through the outstanding efforts of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.
Winners of the scholarships competition of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation Olympic Scholarships Program have been selected
Last week a Russian translation and adaptation of Cards for Culture – Museum Edition was launched at the Intermuseum festival in Moscow. Erik and Jasper visited the city to run a teaser workshop with over 80 local and regional museum and heritage professionals.
The first grant competition of the Olympic Scholarship Program for visiting professors is completed. The competition was held to attract the best world-class experts to RIOU, introduce innovative courses into the ROIU curricula and promote dissemination of best practices of the world sports industry.
In May-June 2016 the State Tretyakov Gallery (Mikhail Vrubel Hall, 10, Lavrushinsky Lane) hosts the Cultural Leadership in Modern Worldpublic discussion program, supported by the Partnership Program of the Foundation. Curators: Marina Elzesser (Tretyakov Gallery) and Svetlana Adjoubei (Academia Rossica, London).
The Museum Guide Forum – a final annual event, traditionally presenting the outcomes of Vladimir Potanin Foundation activities in Arts and Culture – took place in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”.
In Moscow at the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) a meeting of a group of German professionals with representatives of museums of Moscow took place. A visit of German museum specialists was organized within the framework of the Russian-German bi-lateral training program, which represents a part of the Museum Bridges program of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.
Cooperation between the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and L’Institut Français de Russie brings together museum professionals from Russia and France
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and L’Institut Français de Russie announce a launch of the training program in France within the framework of the Museum Bridges program.
Oxford Impact Investing Program podcasts feature the Foundation: Oksana Oracheva, general director of the Foundation discusses how the organisation supports museums that spearhead new social enterprises and new business development models across Russia, inspiring a new generation of critical and creative thinkers.
3 December 2015, The Case Centre, a world-leading organisation dedicated to advancing the case method worldwide, sharing knowledge, wisdom and experience, has published the case How the Vladimir Potanin Foundation Is Building a Legacy of Leadership.
The winner of The Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize was elected in Bejing at the Emerging Societies – Emerging Philanthropies forum 24 November 2015.
In October 2015 Ekaterinburg hosted a major cultural event – the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial which brought together artists not only from 14 cities of the Sverldovsk and Chelyabinsk region, but different parts of the world.
Kazan, 12 October 2015. Kazan Federal University hosted an international seminar co-organized by Project 5-100 together with the Foundation and devoted to postgraduate programs development and students recruiting.
As part of preparations for the European Day of Foundations and Donors, a photo exhibition curated by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and devoted to achievements of the Foundation’s grantees will open at the National Libdary of Luxembourg 28 September 2015. The photo stories show how an individual can impact the life of a whole community and change it for the better.
At a joint discussion held in partnership with Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 the Vladimir Potanin Foundation introduced its ranking of Russian universities participating in the Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program. The event took place at the Russian Information Agency TASS in Moscow 7 September 2015.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) have today announced the twenty students awarded grants to study on RIOU’s flagship Master of Sports Administration Program at RIOU (MSA) programme for the academic year 2015/2016.
The Foundation announces the results of two grant competitions under the auspices of the museum professional exchange program Museum Bridges.
He talked about this with the TASS correspondent Andrey Vandenko during the interview 6 July 2015: ‘The volume of my charity support is increasing. From this year on, the budget for my charitable activities, including my Foundation equals 1 billion rubles and it will increase in the years to come.’
The second cohort of students have successfully completed the Russian International Olympic University’s flagship course of further professional education, achieving their Master of Sport Administration (MSA) qualifications.
5 June 2015, Moscow, the Wealth Transformation Center (Skolkovo Moscow School of Management) and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation hosted a joint expert discussion ‘The Future of Private Philanthropy’ aimed to share experiences of private foundations both in Russia and abroad.
On 26 May 2015 at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) an award ceremony will take place for participants of the professional traineeships program for MGIMO students.
11–14 June 2015 the Vladimir Potanin Foundation holds the Museum Guide Forum, an annual event that brings together all of the Foundation’s museum programs.
The Foundation’s experience and program results were introduced as a model technology in the largest higher educational institution of the US capital.
One year anniversary of the Russian Lounge. In 2011 Vladimir Potanin made a donation to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the Center’s forty year anniversary. As a result of the collaboration between the Foundation and the Center with the support of the Embassy of the Russia to the US a reconstruction of the largest Lounge of the Center took place.
Russian nominee for the European Museum of the Year Award. In 2013 the Perm Museum won the Potanin Foundation grant within the Program A Changing Museum in a Changing World for its project Discover the Permian Period.
The European Foundation Centre, located in Brussels, hosted Culture As an Ambassador to Connect People roundtable organized by the Foundation in partnership with Robert Bosch Foundation.
The opening of the ‘Fostering Leadership’ exhibition curated by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation provided a catalyst for dialogue on the way in which Foundations can effectively fund ‘culture’. In advance of the exhibition opening, the foundation co-organised a roundtable with Bosch Stiftung which brought together foundation professionals and creatives from across Europe to discuss the best way to nurture innovation and break down the perception of ‘culture’ as something that remains elitist and untouched by the majority. All those present were passionate about the way in which creative cultural projects can help form new relationships and break down prejudice, whether they be on a local, national or international level.
How does a foundation help build a new generation of self-reflective leaders who think critically, challenge themselves, and devote their energy to helping others?
To coincide with the start of the 2015 Oxford Impact Investing Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oksana Oracheva, General Director of The Vladimir Potanin Foundation took part in a discussion on the ways the Foundation is investing in leaders, individuals and institutions to build bridges through cultural investment.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung are organizing a roundtable 'Culture as an Ambassador to Connect People' 29 April in Brussels, hosted by the European Foundation Centre. As part the joint program with the EFC, the photo exhibition Fostering Leadership curated by the Foundation will take place in May.
2 March 2015 the Vladimir Potanin Foundation announced the winners of the contest that will participate in the U.S. – Russia Bi-lateral Training Program for museum professionals. For the first time the international program has united work of three foundations: the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the U.S.-Russia Foundation (USRF), and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation announces the Olympic Scholarships Program for 2015/2016 academic year. The competition’s goal is to provide opportunities to promising individuals to get qualified education in sports management.
Founder of the Potanin Foundation is given the national philanthropy award, established to honor the Year of Culture in Russia.
The main priorities of it are openness and accessibility, education and training, support of professionals and experts. To achieve the established goals, the Foundation is considerably modernizing its previous programs and launching a number of new ones.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation has supported the film Hermitage Revealed which was made to mark the 250 years anniversary of the Hermitage State Museum.
Twenty students from thirteen countries will receive Olympic Scholarship of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.
On June 26, 2014 in Sochi at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU), the first graduation ceremony took place.
Due to the large number of appeals, the Olympic Scholarships Competition for financial support for training in the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) on the Master of Sport Administration Program is extended until 31 July 2014.
Vladimir Potanin made a contribution to the endowments of non-for-profit organizations which took part in the pilot Endowment Growth Stratedy Program and demonstrated real breakthrough in fundraising.
On June 2, 2014, the Conference "Endowments: Pro et Contra» took place in Moscow. The Conference had summarized the two-year activities under the pilot Endowment Growth Strategy Program of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation aimed to support the development of endowments in Russia.
On April 15, 2014 Russia Donors forum presented the third annual report on the state of foundations in Russia. This report reflects on the changes that have taken place in the country and in the foundation sector in particular during 2013. The main focus of the 2013 report is philanthropy development in Russian regions.
A special survey was commissioned by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation to assess and evaluate the results and the impact of the Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program, which is the longest and biggest project of the Foundation.
On February 20, 2014 300 winners of the Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program were selected based on the 2 rounds of the contest out of over 3000 student applications.
Over the 10 years of its operation the Changing Museum in a Changing World Program grew into a major event in Russian cultural sphere. Out of 4177 applications submitted it has selected and supported about 190 innovative projects which were or are being successfully implemented.
Since 2006 the Vladimir Potanin Foundation together with the British Council have organized annual educational trips for the winners of the Changing Museum in a Changing World Contest.