Directorate of Festival and Cultural Events of the Republic of Karelia Autonomous Non-Profit Organization, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Karelia, Karelian State Philharmonic Budgetary Institution, the Department of Cultural Services of Joensuu city (Finland).
Russian-Finnish project within the framework of the Karelia Cross-Border Cooperation Program between Russia and the EU.
To come up with an outstanding project idea about culture in online environment you need to "catch a wave". In order to be able to do this, you need to be energetic and able to inspire people, feel the moment, be creative, notice details and see perspective at the same time, be open to new things but have a backbone. You definitely need to be "online", so to say, and understand all the technical nuances, because you can't do without online promotion. Project surely shall be started with environment study, consulting with experts, brainstorming with your own team and, of course, communicating directly with those for whom the project is being designed for. Anna Tomchik, the leader of our project and founder of the Directorate of Festival and Cultural Events of the Republic of Karelia, taught me much of the above-specified, for which I am very grateful to her!
When launching a project of any level, the most important is to set up the preparation schedule in such a way that there is absolutely some time to go through the implementation plan with the whole team, running the entire process through in your head to foresee all the possible risks and deviations. It is also important that everyone involved in the project implementation envisaged the ideal outcome of the work along with the rest of the team, and understood his/her role in this common goal step-by-step. Yes, it's difficult, because all people are different! But you need to pump this skill as part of the team, then success is achievable!
I can definitely say that it is necessary to implement such projects that, simply stated, make people better, kinder, more inspired, emotionally freer, which contribute to their personal development and, "charge" for creation in a good sense.