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Ukraine/ 7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure  

7.3 Status and partnerships of public cultural institutions

A cultural institution that has been granted a "national" status is entitled to receive direct financial support from the central government and special standards of material provision. From 1992-1994 the decision to grant this status was the prerogative of the Presidential Administration, through the Cabinet of Ministers. A presidential edict of 1994 reserved the right to grant this status to the President only.

The most important national cultural institutions are:

  • National Academy T. Shevchenko Opera Theatre;
  • National Academy I.Franko Drama Theatre;
  • National Academy L.Ukrayinka Russian Drama Theatre;
  • National Philharmonic Society;
  • Ukrainian National Academy Folk Choir Named after H. Veriovka;
  • National Merited Dance Company Named after P. Virsky;
  • National Merited Bandura Players Company Named after H. Maiboroda;
  • National Merited Academy Choir "Dumka";
  • National Merited Academy Symphony Orchestra;
  • National Folkloric Orchestra;
  • National House of Organ and Chamber Music;
  • National Circus;
  • National Company of Soloists "Chamerate of Kyiv";
  • Lviv State Academy M. Zankovetska Ukrainian Drama Theatre;
  • State Dance and Symphony Orchestra;
  • State Brass Band;
  • Odessa State Philarmonic Orchestra;
  • State Theatre Centre Named after L. Kurbas;
  • State Enterprise "Circus Company Stars of Ukraine";
  • Touring Administration of Circus Companies of Ukraine;
  • Donets State Circus; and State Circus of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kryvy Rig, Luhansk, Odessa, Lviv, Sevastopol, Simferopol, Kharkiv, and Yalta; and
  • Administration of the House of Art Companies (Kyiv).

In addition to the national institutions, the following major cultural institutions are directly under the authority of the Ministry of Culture:

  • Enterprise "International Agency Ukraine-Art";
  • Ukrainian Centre of Festivals and Concert Programmes;
  • Film Studio "Ukrainian Animation";
  • National Kinematics of Ukraine;
  • Ukrainian Newsreel Studio;
  • Odessa Film Studio;
  • National History Museum of Ukraine;
  • National Art Museum;
  • National 1941-1945 War History Museum;
  • State Museum of Literature;
  • State Open-Air Museum of Architecture;
  • Administration of Art Exhibitions;
  • National Parliament Library;
  • State Historical Library;
  • Kharkiv State Scientific Library;
  • Odessa State Scientific Library;
  • State Children's Library;
  • Kyiv State Choreographic Scool;
  • Lviv Cinema Technical School;
  • National Chaikovsky Music Academy;
  • Odessa State Conservatory;
  • Ukrainian Academy of Art;
  • Kyiv Theatre Institute;
  • Kyiv State University of Culture; and
  • National Academy for Managing Personnel in Culture and Art.

17 circus establishments function today in Ukraine including 4 circus companies and 13 state circuses, all of them funded from the state budget (see also chapter 8.2.1).

Chapter published: 05-06-2015

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