How is the project operated? (for-profit, non-profit, artist-run, etc.)
Non-profit and artist-run. At the moment the art park is currently reinvesting all profits into its needs. It began as an artist-run project, and is currently run by a team of an artist, a curator, and two art events producers.
How long has it been in existence?
It’s hard to tell when the art park appeared. We started with the first artwork, Snowmen, in 2000.
What was your motivation?
It was first the artist laboratory of Nikolay Polissky in the open nature, then added a festival platform for ArchStoyanie (Architectural Standing) – now it has developed into an art park with places to stay, eat and everyday open art space under open sky.
Number of organizers/responsible persons of the project.
How are programs funded?
Tickets and sponsors
Who is responsible for the programming?
Artistic direction of the park is done by Nikolay Polissky, founder of the project.
Number and average duration of exhibitions/events per year.
We have festivals throughout the year and the collection of artworks is on view every day.
What kind of events are usually organized?
Festivals in summer and winter.
Do you accept proposals/submissions?
Yes we do accept submissions, though we normally work directly with artists our curator chooses.
What’s working? What’s not working?
We have managed to create unique place for artists and audiences to enjoy art. It’s very hard to maintain the place. Its too big, too complicated.
What kind of role do you hope to play in your local art scene or community?
We would like to become a think-tank and place of birth for new ideas and concepts of use of space for art venues.