Professional co-operation is developed in five main ways:
- Cultural exchanges supported by international foundations and/or domestic donors and participation in cultural events, competitions or festivals. For example: A worldwide contemporary art festival GogolFest (http://www.gogolfest.org.ua/eng/news; see also chapter 1.4.2) or the International Poetry Festival Meridian Czernowitz (http://www.meridiancz.com/de/festival/), or the International Festival “Porto Franko” (http://portofrankofest.com/en/).
- Commercial projects: for example, Ukrainian Fashion Week (http://fashionweek.ua/en/).
- Days of culture, weeks of culture, months of culture or years of culture, when events with cultural professionals are organised by public bodies. For example: Year of Lithuania in Ukraine (2016) or Year of Japan in Ukraine (2017: http://dsk.kievcity.gov.ua/content/2017-rik-yaponii-v-ukraini.html).
- Cultural events between local communities within the framework of traditional programmes like town-twinning, cross-border co-operation, etc. For example, the annual International Literature and Arts Festival “Krolevetski Rushnyky” in the town of Krolevets (Sumy region) in 2017, with representatives from Poland’s Gmina Malbork and the Estonian region of Setomaa (https://www.facebook.com/Rushnyki/?hc_ref=ARTCWavhcG74oi_sFXnzjHDRIgM8nu-Ql1sCdD11GHRCuk6dBYHa8dONzSsw1Wp_d0Y).
- Art and culture residences, for example, Nad Bogom (Vinnytsia) – https://www.facebook.com/pg/nadbogom/about/?ref=page_internal.