About the conference
The first international conference "Art and Practices of Hospitality" will break down the topic of hospitality in contemporary art, museums, art residences, design, architecture and inclusion.
Moreover, the business program dedicated to art residences will become the 2nd Forum of the Association of Art Residences of Russia.
This conference is an online and offline platform for active networking and exchange of best practices and knowledge that is especially important during the pandemic. There are cultural professionals among the participants: artists, curators, art managers, architects, researchers, experts in inclusive and educational programs.

The conference is timed to coincide with the opening of a new building for the Vyksa art residence in the former café "Volna", which was built in the mid-1980s at the end of Soviet modernism and transformed into a residence by the architectural bureau "Novoe".

For the Russian art residences, the conference will become a platform for meeting and an opportunity to discuss the challenges that the format faces during this pandemic and in a postmobility situation.

In addition, the guests of the conference may join a tour to the vicinity of Vyksa and to its regional center, Nizhny Novgorod, in order to see the main attractions of the local art and tourism industry.
artists, museums, art residences;
Hospitality agents:
Main divisions of the conference:
diversity, the global and national, pandemic, environmental factor;
The boundaries of hospitality:
design, architecture, access, sustainability, communities.
Hospitable environment:
We are still open to suggestions for the program of the conference. Apply to become a speaker, register as a listener and subscribe to the newsletter with the program updates here.
художники • кураторы • арт-менеджеры • архитекторы • исследователи • специалисты по инклюзивным и просветительским программам
OMK-Uchastiye Foundation
OMK-Participate Charitable Foundation for Family Support, Protection of Children, Motherhood and Fatherhood was established on the initiative of managers and employees of the United Metallurgical Company.
The OMK-Uchastiye Charitable Foundation for Family Support, Childhood, Motherhood and Paternity Protection was created by the leaders and employees of the United Metallurgical Company. OMK-Uchastiye brings systemic change to the quality of life of children with disabilities or without parental care and forms an inclusive environment; develops culture and art and creates opportunities for enlightenment, education and creative work of local communities; provides targeted aid to families and children in difficult situations.
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Conference program partner. One of the largest museums of foreign art in Russia.
Partner of the conference. One of the largest museums exhibiting foreign art in Russia. The collection holds about 700 thousand works of different eras - from Ancient Egypt and Antiquity to the beginning of the XXI century. Its Gallery of European and American Art of the 19th – 20th centuries presents one of the most famous collections of impressionism and post-impressionism gathered by Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov. In 2020, by the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) with branches in Vladikavkaz, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg and Tomsk joined the Pushkin Museum.
Volgo-Vyatka branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Arsenal)
One of the leading regional institutions dedicated to the development of contemporary art in the broad context of contemporary culture.
One of the leading regional institutions, which is devoted to the development of contemporary art in the broader context of contemporary culture. Since 1997, it has been arranging numerous exhibition and multidisciplinary projects, as well as creating educational, children’s and inclusive programs. Since 2012, it has taken up the building of the Nizhny Novgorod Arsenal — a monument of architecture from the middle of the 19th century.
Association of Art Residences of Russia
A professional association whose main purpose is to ensure cooperation and exchange of experience among representatives of residency programs.
A professional association, which ensures cooperation and exchange of experience among representatives of residential programs. The first Forum of the Association was held in 2019 in Yekaterinburg with the support of the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation and it gathered more than 40 participants. The website of the Association — AiR of Russia (www.airofrussia.ru) tells about Russian art residences.
Vyksa Art Residence
A year-round platform for professionals in the cultural sphere, which allows residents to implement projects or conduct research on the basis of Vyksa.
A year-round platform for cultural professionals that enables to make projects or conduct research based in the city of Vyksa. The purpose of the residence is to support contemporary artists, no matter which age, genre, country of residence. The residence was founded in 2017 by the OMK-Uchastiye charitable foundation. Over three years, more than 40 artists have visited it, including Haim Sokol, SASHAPASHA, Tatiana Efrussi, Dmitry Morozov Vtol, Ikuru Kuwadjima, Kirill Makarov, Ustina Yakovleva, Ivan Gorshkov, Dmitry Bulnygin, Elena Kovylina, Victoria Begalskaya and others.