What is the project about?
Elbe Arts Project - Shared Victory is a fully funded cultural exchange program between Russia and the U.S. In the course of the program, the participants will be studying history, journalism, and graphic arts to write and publish their own graphic novel or comic book on World War II.
The program commemorates the 75th anniversary of the day when American and Soviet troops met on the Elbe River during World War II. This event is crucial to our history as only with the joint efforts of the allied countries it was possible to restore the world’s peace. We invite the participants to learn more about the shared role of the two countries and convey the idea of a strong alliance between the United States and the USSR.
The program is funded by the US Embassy in Moscow.
* An exchange component in 2020 planned for August or later, when health officials deem it is safe to do so. The safety of the participants is our top priority. We will ensure that all threat of the COVID-19 virus is gone before moving forward with any exchange program.
Get a chance to travel to Washington D.C. and to Moscow and to publish your own graphic novel!
Deadline – April, 18th
until the 18th of April
one week, summer 2020
one week, summer – fall 2020
Journey fall 2020
COLLABORATIVELY CREATE A BOOK ON WORLD WAR II
The program will result in a printed graphic novel on World War II, which will be created jointly by Russian and American students based on the results of the exchange trips to Washington, D.C., and Moscow.
Approximately Fall 2020
Washington D.C. & Moscow