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12 July 2022, 09:24

Slavianski Bazaar director speaks about festival's funding sources

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MINSK, 12 July (BelTA) – Director of the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk festival Gleb Lapitsky told the MIR24 TV channel how the government supports the festival, BelTA informs.

The director of the festival commented on the government's main investment in the project. According to him, it invests in ‘core activities' - contests, representation by many countries.

“All commercial concerts that take place at the festival are funded from our extra-budgetary fund. Up to 90% of the festival's activities were financed from this fund. In fact, the government's main investment is support and administration. It is when you can call at any time a vice-premier, a minister, any official, an ordinary person, when you can reach out to them and talk. In fact, sometimes you don't even need money, but rather an interested attitude and smart administration. That's why this is the most important type of support by the government and the head of state,” the director of the festival said.

In addition, Slavianski Bazaar has long-standing partners and sponsors. They also help fund the festival and invite new artists. The target audience are people with average incomes, which determines the festival's pricing policy. “We must create a high-quality and affordable product,” Gleb Lapitsky emphasized.

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