International Theater Arts Forum "TEART"

Center for Visual and Performing Arts "ART Corporation"
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

TEART -- the international theater forum -- shows the best theatrical art performances, that received various awards and participated in prestigious world festivals. But the TEART festival itself focuses on experiments and artistic innovation in theater. The forum has a wide geography. Among the participating countries, there are Argentina, Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Estonia, France.

Workshops, meetings with the creators of performances, open discussions are the mandatory part of the theater festival.
The specific feature of this festival is that it was initiated and originally carried out only by efforts of civil society and private business. It is inspired and organized by the Center for Visual and Performing Arts "ART Corporation" -- an organization whose mission is to increase the status and strengthen the image of our country in the world, to perform cultural and educational activities in the field of cinema and theater.
Today the TEART festival is a large-scale world-class phenomenon. The state is actively involved in its activities through the participation of various state institutions (theaters), as well as through direct financing of certain its projects and programs.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1) the wide involvement of the civil sector in the preparation and conducting of the festival;
2) this is a good example of public-private partnerships;
3) the focus on the experiment, innovation makes the festival a very popular and attractive for young people;
4) it enhances the image of Belarus in the international arena, expands the possibilities of cultural cooperation and export of cultural services, increases the mobility of theater professionals, contributing to the development of creative freedoms.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

35 000 USD was spent on the festival organization from the public budget for 4 last years.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus
Public Sector
Minsk City Executive Committee
Public Sector
Belgazprombank Ltd
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The festival results are evaluated directly by the organizers with the active participation of all involved actors, including the Ministry of Culture. This allows to develop the recommendations for improving the festival management, increasing the cost effectiveness, expanding the capabilities and geography of the festival, attracting the additional funds and new stakeholders.