The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on many areas of our activities. Culture is no exception. And whereas big cities are gradually recuperating – with the concerts and exhibitions starting to resume and at least some funding allocated – things are much more complicated in rural areas.
We supported the residents of the village of Mala Pobyvanka in the Krasna Luka hromada (Myrhorod district, Poltava region) and purchased colourful stage costumes for the local women’s ensemble Smerichka as a part of the Energy of Development grant competition.
They are real local stars of Mala Pobyvanka and the whole community. For over 20 years of its existence, the ensemble delights locals with its performances every holiday, constantly participates in various district competitions.