Tobolsk Hosted Music for All

11 september 2021

September 11 saw new musical instruments and equipment for singing classes being presented at an open-house event at Sumkino’s House of Culture that also featured Interval, a local musical ensemble who put on an on-stage performance. The event also offered drumming and singing master classes.

The new instruments for aspiring musicians came into being as a result of the Vodnik House of Culture's emerging as a winner in SIBUR's Formula for Good Deeds grant contest.

The Formula for Good Deeds program offers a real opportunity to infuse life into the most ambitious plans and projects. This is very important for institutions that are funded by the state. We had been dreaming of buying such instruments and musical equipment for the longest time, and our dream has finally come true. We are not going to stop at what we have already achieved, as we have many more aspirations, Liliya Dmitriyeva, Director of the Vodnik House of Culture, noted.

I am no longer afraid to sing into a microphone on stage. This is what we are being taught in a class by our teacher and so now we can sing like true performers, Margarita, a 9-year-old member of the Vodnik House of Culture’s singing ensemble, commented.

Sumkino boasts many talented and active residents who needed a new creative space to develop their talents. It is nice to know that it was thanks to the Formula for Good Deeds program that we have managed to create equal opportunities for unlocking our people’s potential both in the downtown part of Tobolsk and on its outskirts, Dzamilya Akhmatova, Lead Specialist at ZapSibNeftekhim LLC’s Department for Government Relations and Implementation of Social and Economic Projects, commented.

Background information:

The Formula for Good Deeds, SIBUR's social investment program was launched on February 1, 2016 in all key cities where the company operates. It is being implemented across six focus areas covering all essential social sector domains: urban development, education and science, sports and healthy living, environmental protection, culture, and volunteering.

In 2016-2021, 781 projects in nineteen cities emerged as grant competitions’ winners. The grants’ funds have been used to repair and rebuild social facilities, improve and beautify parks and other public spaces, organize sports and mass-scale cultural events, equip school laboratories, and take other measures to improve the quality of life in the regions where the company operates.