The implementation of arts programs in Ukraine and abroad represents a significant component of the International Educational Cultural Association’s (IECA) activities.
In 2009, the International Educational Cultural Association launched the International Charitable Arts Program “MASTERS OF BEL CANTO”. For many years the Program has been a unique and highly successful event. The list of its participants includes leading soloists of the Ukrainian National Opera among whom the People’s Artist of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko National Prize Laureate Angelina Shvachka, Honored Artists of Ukraine Irina Semenenko and Susanna Chakhoyan, leading ballet dancers Kateryna Khanyukova, Yevhen Lahunov, and Tetiana Tsygankova, Honored Artist of Ukraine Konstantin Vinovoy and others.
The Program ran a series of creative meetings titled “Oleg Martsynkivskyi Zaproshuye” (Oleg Martsynkivskyi Invites) during which a well-known singer, composer, and People’s artist of Ukraine Oleg Martsynkivskyi gave concerts at the Great Hall of the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv, 2009), the Mykola Gogol Ukrainian Regional Academic Theater of Music and Drama in Poltava (2011), the Taras Shevchenko Regional Academic Drama Theater in Ternopil (2013), and the Mark Kropyvnytsky Ukrainian Regional Academic Theater of Music and Drama in Kirovohrad. During the concerts, the best voices of Europe performed in a new, modern and refined way the world’s greatest hits and classical masterpieces of Georges Bizet, Tomaso Albinoni, Franz Schubert, Gaetano Donizetti, Ernst Weber, Nino Rota, Carole Bayer and contemporary Ukrainian music compositions.
“MASTERS OF BEL CANTO” inspired the Creative Union of Documentary Filmmakers of the National Television Company of Ukraine to shoot a documentary “BEZ MASKY” (Unmasked) about professional work of O. Martsynkivskyi. More information at (UNIAN news agency): https://press.unian.ua/press/976287-u-kievi-prezentovano-dokumentalniy-film-pro-zaslujenogo-artista-ukrajini-olega-martsinkivskogo.html
Events of the Forum of Intercultural Dialogue “ROAD TO THE TEMPLE OF THE SOUL” were held in the cities of the Kharkiv, Poltava, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Volyn, Rivne, Transcarpathian, Ternopil, Odesa, Kherson, and Mykolayiv regions and in Crimea.
Also, the cultural events of the International Program “ROAD TO THE TEMPLE OF THE SOUL” were organized at the National Cultural Center of Ukraine in Moscow (2012), in the areas of concentration of Ukrainians in Spain (2015) and in Poland (2015). During the event, the Ukrainian publishers provided the libraries of the Ukrainian communities and Sunday schools with the books published under the “Ukrainian Book” state program.
The International Educational Cultural Association pays special attention to the support and development of the CHILD’S CREATIVITY. For that reason, in 2007, we started the International Competition & Festival of Children’s Creativity “WE ARE ALL YOUR CHILDREN, UKRAINE!” which over the years has brought together 10 thousand talented children from different parts of Ukraine and Ukrainians scattered around 16 countries across the globe.
During July 27-29, 2019, the All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference “Cultural Dominants in the 21st Century’s Realia. Primary Arts Education Serving as a Component in Raising the Individual’s National Culture Awareness by Means of Art” was held for the heads of art collectives participating in the finals of the International Competition & Festival. The Conference was initiated by the State Scientific Institution “Institute of Education Content Modernization” of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the International Educational Cultural Association.