Aspen-meeting “Culture in the Time of Pandemic”

On July 22, a meeting of members of the Aspen community took place. The participants discussed with Oleksandr Tkachenko, the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, the condition of Ukrainian culture and the influence of the pandemic on the work of cultural institutions. The meeting was moderated by Denis Poltavets, Director of Program Development at The Aspen Institute Kyiv.

Topics discussed at the meeting:

– The situation at the cultural industry and the influence of the pandemic and lockdown on it.

– The role of the state in supporting cultural organizations, prospects for public policy in the industry.

– The importance of a culture of dialogue and mutual respect for dealing with social challenges.

– The situation of the Ukrainian media sphere and the importance of increasing media literacy among Ukrainians.

We are grateful to the Minister and all who joined for the conversation!